Once you have an infection, the fungi breed in shoes, where they have an ideal environment of warmth, darkness and moisture. Good foot hygiene, including regularly changing and cleaning your socks and shoes, is therefore an important step in controlling the infection.
When you see the podiatrist, we can help to identify the strain of the fungus and establish the best course of treatment for your particular type of athletes’ foot. Early action and advice can help to stop the infection from spreading and avoid more intensive treatments being needed.
However, if the infection has already spread to the nails we can help by cutting back affected nails, reducing thickened nails and advise on a suitable course of action. We can also provide cosmetic solutions that are great for holidays or special occasions whilst we continue to clinically treat the infection underneath.