What Causes Athlete’s Foot?

Athlete’s foot is an unpleasant foot infection that becomes more common during the summer months, as more people are walking barefoot in pools, locker rooms, and other public places. If you suspect you could have athlete’s foot, it is important to see your dermatologist as soon as possible for treatment.

Tinea fungus causes athlete’s foot. The fungus is extremely contagious and can cause an infection if your skin comes into contact with it. It grows in warm, moist environments, such as swimming pools and locker rooms. If you catch athlete’s foot, you may notice itching, stinging, dry and raw skin, blisters, and peeling. Report these symptoms to your dermatologist and avoid walking barefoot in places in which you could spread your infection to others.

Swinyer-Woseth Dermatology is here to help with all of your summer skin woes, including fungal infections like athlete’s foot . To make an appointment with one of our Salt Lake City dermatologists, please call (801) 266-8841.

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