Athlete’s foot is categorized as a fungal infection. Fungus that affects the skin can cause painful and annoying symptoms, including cracking and peeling of the skin. As you can imagine, this causes the skin to be red and irritated.
In order to determine if you have athlete’s foot, check the skin on your feet for the common symptoms. This skin infection is often found between the toes. Along with cracked skin, blisters may form. One tell-tale sign of athlete’s foot is itching and burning on the feet. These symptoms cause discomfort, especially when wearing shoes all day.
If this infection is not taken care of in a timely manner, it can spread to the toenails and other areas of skin. Rashes and extreme pain should always be checked by a podiatrist. Dr. Evan Merrill can help to diagnose the source of your pain and help to relieve it! Call Southern Oregon Foot Care LLC today, or schedule an appointment at our Medford, OR office by clicking here.