Many people overlook the common warning signs of athlete’s foot –and as a result don’t seek treatment until it has taken over.
Looking to prevent athlete’s foot is important –but it’s also important to be aware of the warning signs and know what to look for. This will help you to get treatment as quickly as possible to help it from becoming worse or spreading.
Here are some common signs of athlete’s foot.
Itching, Stinging or Burning
One of the most common symptoms of athlete’s foot is the constant itching, stinging, or burning sensation on the soles of the feet or between the toes. It is important not to ignore this warning sign as often this could be the start of athlete’s foot.
Unexplained blisters that itch, is also another sign that you may have athlete’s foot. Don’t ignore these blisters; make an appointment with your podiatrist to have them checked.
Cracking or Peeling skin
While cracking or peeling skin can be a sign of many different problems or infections, it’s also a common symptom of those with athlete’s foot. If you are experiencing dry skin, and have any other symptoms that are related to athlete’s foot, it’s important to see a podiatrist as soon as possible.
Dry skin, especially on the sides or soles of your feet can be a good indicator that you have athlete’s foot. Don’t ignore dry skin, or chock it up to something else, it is important that you treat athlete’s foot as soon as you can.
Toenail Bed Problems
Finally, athlete’s foot often causes problems in the toenail bed. If your toenails are discolored, thick, and crumbly or are pulling away from your nail bed, make an appointment with your podiatrist as soon as you can.
If you are looking for a podiatrist in the Houston area, contact Houston podiatrist Dr Lamarra of Shepherd Square Podiatry today.