Athletes Foot

What is Athletes Foot?

Athlete’s foot is the term used for a common disorder affecting the skin between the toes. The cleft between the fourth and fifth toes is the most frequently affected, with moist soft skin that peels off easily. Often the skin splits uncomfortably (a fissure). It may smell unpleasant. It is generally mild but a very inflamed athlete’s foot is generally due to secondary bacterial infection.

What Causes Athletes Foot

Athlete’s feet can be due to one factor or a combination of factors. Athlete’s foot is more common in those who participate in sports because:

  • They may wear occlusive footwear.
  • They sweat heavily.
  • They may fail to dry their feet carefully after showering.
  • They are exposed to fungal spores on the surfaces of communal areas.
  • Laboratory tests

If there is no infection or treatment of infection does not control the symptoms, an underlying skin condition could be responsible. Look for signs of psoriasis (scaly patches in the scalp, on elbows and knees, or rashes in body folds) or dermatitis (itchy areas of dry skin).

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Patient Testimonials

Anderson Ln.

Friendly welcoming front desk staff. Calming space. I really liked Courtney as she was warm, friendly, and very knowledgeable. I highly recommend.

- R.A.
Anderson Ln.

“I had the smoothest, nicest and memorable experience with EVERY SINGLE person under that roof. If i need to, i’ll return for their services without a second thought.”

- T.Y.
Anderson Ln.

I’m happy to say that Dr. Simi Cadmus and PA Courtney Scamardo are continuing Dr. Katherine Farady’s high standards of care and service. Good dermatologists are hard to find; I strongly recommend this entire practice.

- B.E.
Anderson Ln.

My appointment date was just 2 days after I called to schedule. Accessing the building was very convenient. The staff was uniformly cheerful and positive. My provider, Courtney Scamardo, PA – C,, was very knowledgeable and encouraging. She spent a lot of time me. I never felt rushed.

- P.B.
Bryker Woods

Dr. Cadmus was awesome, she came and quickly diagnosed my condition, she was thorough, she took her time to explain in laymen’s terms so I could understand. The staff was curteous and kind and quite helpful. It was a wonderful visit!!!

- D.B.
Anderson Ln.

Courtney Scarmado was so helpful, informative, and empathetic. The entire staff were friendly and supportive. I would definitely recommend!

- L.H.