Q How do I know if I have athlete's foot?
Athlete’s foot is a very common infection that is caused by a fungus. You may also hear it referred to as tinea pedis, ringworm of the foot, or moccasin foot. It can worsen and become painful without treatment, so knowing the signs and symptoms will enable you to catch it and treat it quickly.
There are a variety of symptoms but the most common are: cracking or peeling skin in between your toes or on the soles of your feet, itching, stinging, burning, and extremely dry skin on the bottom of your feet. You may also have thick and/or discolored toenails, indicating a fungal infection in the toenails which can occur with Athlete’s foot.
This infection can spread to your palms, groin, and other parts of your body as well as to other people. If you are experiencing any of these symptoms, don’t wait to contact Dr. Harvey Danciger for treatment. Call our office in Palm Desert, CA at (760) 568-0108.