Athlete’s Foot in New York and New Jersey
Skin Laser & Surgery Specialists of New York and New Jersey offer treatment for athlete’s foot to the residents of New York and New Jersey.
What Is Athlete’s Foot?
Athlete’s foot, or tinea pedis, is a rash that develops on your feet. The condition is caused by a fungus that quickly grows in warm, moist places, making the spaces between your toes a perfect environment. Athlete’s foot can spread quickly to other parts of your feet and even remains active inside your shoes. Infection occurs in several areas of your feet, including your heels, between your toes and your toenails.
How Do You Know If You Have Athlete’s Foot?
The symptoms of athlete’s foot depend on the type of infection. Burning and itching, as well as cracked and peeling skin, are the most recognized indications of athlete’s foot. You may also notice tenderness, thickened skin and blisters. If your toenails are affected, they may thicken or crumble, and you could lose your toenails as a result of athlete’s foot.
How Is Athlete’s Foot Treated?
Effective treatment for athlete’s foot begins with a proper diagnosis to determine the cause and extent of your foot condition. Dr. Goldberg may take skin and toenail samples that are sent to a lab, especially if you have athlete’s foot that has not responded to previous treatment. At-home treatments may be adequate for some cases of athlete’s foot. More advanced cases, though, require prescription treatments. During treatment, you should keep your feet clean and dry, or the fungus may begin to multiply.
How Can I Avoid Athlete’s Foot?
The fungus that causes athlete’s foot thrives in warm, moist environments. One of the most effective preventative measures is to keep your feet dry and clean, especially the areas between your toes. Cotton socks and leather shoes allow air to circulate and keep moisture away from the skin of your feet. Because athlete’s foot spreads easily, you should always wear sandals in public places, such as swimming pools and gym showers.
What is the Cost of Athlete’s Foot Treatment in New York and New Jersey?
The price of athlete’s foot treatment varies for each person depending on the extent of treatment necessary. Skin Laser & Surgery Specialists of New York and New Jersey accepts CareCredit® and Alphaeon™ Credit, two different financing options that work with every budget! Please speak to our concierge team for more information.
How Do I Get Started?
Dr. Goldberg and his staff will be happy to discuss athlete’s foot treatment with you. Please feel free to call for a private consultation at one of our offices in New York or New Jersey.
Dr. Goldberg and his staff at Skin Laser & Surgery Specialists of New York and New Jersey provide personalized care to residents of New York and New Jersey with state-of-the-art technology for optimal health, aesthetics, and patient satisfaction. To receive more information or schedule a consultation, call (201) 299-4521 to speak with our friendly staff.
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"Dr. Goldberg is one of the most skilled dermatologists in the industry. He is the first dermatologist to utilize the most cutting- edge lasers and techniques. Beyond his skills as a dermatologist, he is someone I trust to care for my skin." - R. G., New York, New York