Athlete’s Foot or Tinea


Athlete’s foot or tinea is a fungal infection that commonly occurs on the feet. It usually presents as a pinkish discolouration of the skin, often with small red or brown spots. You may also find that the skin can split, peel and have an itching sensation in the effected area. If left untreated, deeper, more painful cracks may develop. Like most fungal infections, tinea thrives in warm moist environments such as the space in between your toes. It is therefore important to keep your feet clean and dry. Wearing socks that are made of natural fibres such as wool or cotton, rather than a synthetic blend, will assist in drawing moisture away and allowing you feet to breathe. Accurate diagnosis of this condition and prompt treatment with an appropriate topical agent will usually result in rapid resolution and relief from the itchiness.

“If your itchy tinea keeps coming back, perhaps it’s time to see a Podiatrist. Adhering to a well planned treatment strategy should completely resolve your tinea infection. Why tolerate frustrating itchy toes when a cure is so accessible?”