Dr Michael Perlstein, D.A.B.P.O. Podiatrist, Talks about Athlete's foot AKA Tinea Pedis
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Male Speaker: We've got a problem called Athlete's Feet, what is Athlete's Feet? Male Speaker: Athlete's Feet is a generic term which means that there's usually an infection in the skin of the foot. Most of the time, it's what we call it a fungus, but there are certain times when a bacterial infection could create an Athlete's Foot. Its usually treated very simply with proper hygiene, cleansing the foot, washing it with an anti-bacteria soap, wearing shoes that are not dirty or have the germs inside them. Sometimes you need to change your shoes because the children sweat a lot, so some times two or three shoes may be necessary to alternate. Then a tropical cream, we need some sort of lotions or spray can be used and roughly for the 6 weeks a day we can have nice result. There are however, a minority people that require some oral anti fungals that can be taken for 3-4 weeks and we can also have a nice result, but maintenance is very important.