Cohen & Garcha Podiatry, LLP

FOOT FUNGUS SPECIALIST in Nanuet, Jamaica, and Bronx, NY

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Foot Fungus Overview

Researchers estimate that as many as 25% of people will develop foot fungus at some point in their lives. Jason Cohen, DPM, Sandeep Garcha, DPM, and their team at Cohen & Garcha Podiatry, LLP, offer diagnosis and treatment for these fungal infections. They’ve helped many people in Nanuet, Jamaica, and Bronx, New York, find lasting relief. Booking an appointment takes just moments online or by phone, so don’t delay.

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Foot Fungus FAQs

What is foot fungus?

Fungal infections show up in many parts of your body, including your feet. Tinea pedis, commonly called athlete’s foot, is a common fungal infection that spreads easily.

Most cases of athlete’s foot aren’t serious and won’t lead to other health problems. But if you suffer from a condition that weakens your immune system or you’re diabetic, athlete’s foot should be treated by a podiatrist to avoid further health problems.

The same organism that causes foot fungus can also cause toenail fungus, which requires a different treatment.

How do I know if I have foot fungus?

The symptoms of a foot fungus are obvious, and knowing what to look for can help you decide when to seek treatment.

If you see any of the following changes, call Cohen & Garcha Podiatry, LLP, right away to prevent the fungal infection from spreading or getting worse:

  • Itching, burning, or stinging on the soles of your feet or between your toes
  • Discoloration or thickening of your toenails
  • Cracking or peeling skin on your feet or toes
  • Dry skin on the soles or sides of your feet
  • Itchy blisters
  • Skin that appears red or raw

Some people only experience a single case of foot fungus, while others struggle with repeated fungal infections.

How can I prevent foot fungus?

You can take steps to prevent foot fungus. This is especially helpful for people who experience repeated infections.

These changes can reduce your risk of fungal infections in your feet:

  • Wash your feet and dry them thoroughly every day
  • Wear sandals while in public settings like gym showers and public swimming pools
  • Change your socks after periods of heavy sweating
  • Wash your socks, towels, and bedding with hot water
  • Disinfect your shoes with sprays or wipes
  • Avoid sharing shoes, socks, or towels with others

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