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Athlete's Foot

Description

Athlete's foot is a contagious, irritating, fungal infection which affects the skin of the feet, particularly in between the toes. It usually occurs when feet are continually in a moist environment, especially with excessive trainer wearing. Most people recognise athlete's foot and will ask for a treatment over the counter by name.

Our Advice
  • Wash your feet morning and night.
  • Dry the feet thoroughly, particularly in between the toes.
  • Use a separate towel for the affected area.
  • Wear a clean pair of cotton socks each day.
  • Use the preferred treatment for the stipulated time. Ask our pharmacist if you are unsure.
  • Use athlete's foot powder to prevent re-infection.
  • Diabetics should ask the pharmacist to check their feet before treatment.
  • If symptoms do not improve in 3 months, ask our pharmacist for advice.