Absolutely, athlete's foot is contagious! It's an infection caused by a fungus that thrives in warm, moist environments like gym locker rooms, showers, and pool areas. Strolling barefoot in these spots and touching your foot can easily lead to catching athlete's foot. It can also be contracted by sharing shoes, socks, or towels with someone who has the infection.
The telltale signs of athlete's foot include itchy, red, and peeling skin, primarily between your toes or on your foot soles. Blisters and unpleasant odors are also common symptoms for some folks.
If you suspect you've got athlete's foot, resist the urge to scratch. Scratching can make the fungus spread to other body parts or even other people.
Remember, over-the-counter creams or sprays for athlete's foot aren't always a guaranteed solution. Some infections can be stubborn and require a doctor's intervention.
That's where Tanglewood Foot Specialists come in. Dr. Andrew Schneider, has successfully treated numerous athlete's foot cases. He'll find the perfect treatment to get your feet back in tip-top shape.
Concerned about athlete's foot? Don't delay. Schedule an appointment with Tanglewood Foot Specialists today, and let us help you stride back into comfort.