MD Podiatrist Discusses Foot Fungus Treatment Options

According to Dan Michaels, DPM, “The first step in getting rid of foot fungus is to keep your feet clean and dry. Fungi thrive in warm, moist environments, so it is important to keep your feet dry and clean. This means changing your socks and shoes regularly, and avoiding tight-fitting shoes that can trap moisture. You should also make sure to dry your feet thoroughly after showering or bathing, and to use a powder or antifungal spray to keep your feet dry throughout the day.”
“Another important treatment for foot fungus is to apply antifungal medication to the affected area. There are several over-the-counter antifungal creams and sprays available that can be applied directly to the infected area. These medications work by killing the fungus and preventing it from spreading. However, if the infection is severe or has spread to multiple nails, it may be necessary to use a prescription antifungal medication.