You could have something in common with all those athletes out there even if you can’t hit a ball! Athlete’s Foot.

Athlete’s Foot isn’t just for sports stars.  Athlete’s Foot is that scaly, itchy skin on your feet that most people think is just dry skin. It could also be moist, soft skin between the toes.

Athlete’s Foot is caused by a fungus, which is that black icky stuff that grows in the cracks in showers.  This fungus grows in warm damp surfaces like pools, public showers, and locker rooms – and when it gets on your feet, it could start to grow on you.

How Do You Get Athlete’s Foot?

Walking in public with no shoes is an easy way to pick up the fungus, which is called tinea, on your feet.

How Do You Know If You Have Athlete’s Foot?

Athlete’s Feet can affect people differently.  Some people get peeling or cracking between their toes.  Others have redness or dryness that appears as scaly skin on the bottom of their feet.  If you are not sure what’s going on with your feet, call our office for an appointment. We can let you know if you have that or something else.

How to Prevent Athlete’s Foot?

The best Athlete’s Foot Cure is never to get it in the first place. You don’t have to avoid public pools or showers this summer to avoid Athlete’s Feet.  The best way to avoid the fungus is by wearing protection when you go into these areas.   Look for sandals that are waterproof and have skid resistant soles.  We recommend Spenco sandals since they have a waterproof supportive sole and are also skid resistant.

What’s the best Athlete’s Foot Cure?

You can try over-the-counter remedies first. These include clotrimazole (Lotrimin), miconazole (Micatin), terbinafine (Lamisil), and tolnaftate (Tinactin). These non prescription antifungals need to be applied to the feet. Make sure you wash your hands after applying so as not to spread it to other areas.

They all have the same or very similar medications, so one is not that much better than another. If the problem doesn’t clear up or comes back quickly it may need a stronger medicine.  If it’s not clearing up it’s best to have a specialist make sure it’s not something else, like eczema or psoriasis, which mimics Athlete’s Foot.

Don’t let Athlete’s Foot bench you this summer.   Request an appointment online Dr. Schlam at Hollowbrook Foot Specialists in Wappingers Falls or by phone at (845) 298-9074 and let us get you back in the game.

By:David Schlam


Your Top-Rated & New Favorite Podiatrist In Wappingers Falls, NY

Always arrive to a pleasant cheerful staff! They make you feel welcome and get you situated quickly! The Doctor is friendly and makes your feet feel great! I travel a bit to get to this office, but it is so worth it! The staff is always helpful and customizes my appointments to my needs!

- Bob D.

bob 5 star review

GREAT EXPERIENCE!!!! Very nice, friendly, and thorough doctor. Wonderful staff too! Very clean office. They fit me into there schedule the same day. They recognized my issue right away and got me out of discomfort painlessly.

- Jordan C.

jordan 5 star review

You will not find a better podiatrist than Dr. Schlam. I have been seeing him for over twenty years and he has been a godsend for my foot pain. If only I could give six stars...

- John M.

john 5 star review

Great experience. They got my son in as soon as possible as made sure his foot was ok. Will definitely use them again!

- Irene T.

irene 5 star review

The best health care experience. The staff and nurses are super friendly and Dr. Schlam is very good. I highly recommend Hollowbrook Foot Specialists.

- Bob D.

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Our Wappingers Falls
Podiatry Office
89 E. Main Street
Wappingers Falls, NY 12590

Phone: 845-298-9074

Office Hours:
Monday: 9am - 5pm
Tuesday: 9am - 5pm
Wednesday: 9am - 5pm
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