Warmer Weather Brings Out Foot Fungus: MD Podiatrist

According to Dan Michaels, DPM, "With the increasing temperatures of summer upon us, activity levels are rising as well. Moisture levels naturally rise, creating a wonderful place for fungus. These are opportunistic infections, and are out and about, simply part of our environment. To flourish, they simply need the right opportunity. A closed-toe shoe, a sweaty foot, a shoe material that doesn’t breathe, all these are part of the complex equation leading to the development of a fungal infection of the foot."

 

"Although tinea pedis has been the subject of innumerable jokes, it can be a serious matter. Besides, who wants to live with a fungus among us? Although some forms of athlete’s feet are quite subtle and easy to miss, medically-speaking, living with these organisms is generally not a good idea. Treat your feet well and keep them fungus free; they’re your ticket to your next walk," says Dr. Michaels.

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The Reconstructive Foot & Ankle Institute, LLC Team

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