Cheshire Foot Clinic
Itchy Feet: Athlete’s Foot/Fungal skin infections
Fungal skin infections
Fungal skin infections commonly affect the feet as fungus thrives in the dark, the moist and warm environment provided by shoes and socks. Some of us are more prone than others to developing fungal infections. If you think you have a fungal skin infection, and it isn’t improving we can help you manage and treat this problem. Treatment will improve the appearance of the skin and may prevent the infection from spreading to affect your toenails.
Patients frequently come to the clinic embarrassed by the appearance of their feet and one of the reasons many state is their nails. The incidence of fungal nail infections is high across the population, some groups are more at risk than others.
Fungal nails can appear yellow and crumbling but it is important that your nails are checked by a podiatrist before commencing any treatment.
Our Podiatrists can test for fungus and help you decide on how best to treat a fungal infection if it is present.
Many over the counter anti-fungal lotions and creams will not be effective against fungal nail infections. Alternative or additional treatment and advice may be necessary so it may save you money to seek advice on how best to treat a fungal nail infection from our Podiatrists before purchasing expensive over the counter treatments.