Foot health is an important thing to consider on a regular basis, especially if you use your feet often to get you around, if you have an active lifestyle or even a physically demanding occupation. In general, you should pay attention to both the feel and the appearance of your feet, as it can alert you to the presence of any issues that may need medical attention. Issues like pain and discomfort may be easy to identify, but when it comes to the skin and nails of your feet it is important that you look at them once in a while and make a general assessment. If you notice anything strange about the appearance of the skin of your feet or on your toenails, then you may have an issue, such as foot fungus. With the help of our Valley Stream NY foot fungus doctor Gary B. Feldman, DPM you can treat the issue and maintain your overall foot health.
Foot fungus can be a difficult condition. In some cases it can be fairly mild and go unnoticed, especially if you only exhibit some symptoms or you attribute them to other factors. But when you experience itching, redness, stinging and burning, you may have a foot fungus. If you look at your feet, you will notice a scaly rash along with it. This is why it is so important that you inspect your feet on a regular basis as well. Sometimes, general itching may result from a different kind of skin irritant, which may cause burning and irritation as well. Foot fungus can be contagious, so it is important that you wash your feet and keep them away from areas where the fungus can spread to another foot or to other people as well. Sometimes, foot fungus can be self treatable, but if this is your first time contracting the condition then you should see a Valley Stream NY foot fungus doctor. Here with Gary B. Feldman, DPM you can get an accurate diagnosis as well as the treatment you need, which will depend on the severity of the condition itself.
Some people get foot fungus chronically and may need to return for checkups and maintenance regarding overall foot health. Otherwise, it is still important that you have foot fungus treated. If it goes untreated, it can cause skin breakage and infection. Here with our Valley Stream NY foot fungus doctor Gary B. Feldman, DPM can provide you with all of the care that you need.