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The Pitfalls of Flip-flop Season: A Conversation about Athlete’s Foot Awareness
Posted on 07/20/2017

The Pitfalls of Flip-flop Season: A Conversation about Athlete’s Foot Awareness


Summer is in full swing, meaning our toes and feet are finally free from the tight constraints of closed toed shoes. Strappy sandals and flip-flops are the perfect way to air out your toes and show off your feet during this time of year. Unfortunately, as you let your toes wriggle free at the local pool, beach, or even the locker room, you are putting yourself at risk for Athlete's Foot. 

What is Athlete’s Foot?

Athlete's Foot is a very common fungal infection that can irritate the skin around your feet, particularly the toes, toenails, and heels. The condition can be picked up at many of your favorite summer hot spots and is most likely to be contracted on wet floors when you have bare feet, by sharing shoes and socks with others, or having sweaty feet. This infection can become quite uncomfortable, resulting in:

  • Cracked raw skin
  • Blistering
  • Peeling skin
  • And a burning sensation

In addition to these symptoms causing you to feel bad, they can also affect your summertime confidence. It is hard to be comfortable showing off your feet in non-closed toed shoes when they are red, cracked, and blistering.

How to Treat Athlete’s Foot

Even if you use foot powder and spray, keep your feet clean, and sport the nicest pedicure, it is difficult to mask the appearance of Athlete’s Foot. But never fear; there is an easy solution—call your local Lynchburg dermatologist. The skilled doctors at Dermatology Consultants can have a look at your condition, prescribe the right topical anti fungal cream, and in a matter of days your feet can heal and you’ll be ready to hit the town in your favorite sandals once more!

Don’t Wait; Call Now!

Moral of the story: if you're experiencing some foot abnormalities like itching, redness, or cracked skin, don’t wait for the problem to worsen. Call Dermatology Consultants at our Lynchburg, VA office now! You can reach out to us directly at (434) 847-6132 or email us at and one of our dermatology team members will get back to you shortly. Overall, don’t let your flip-flop season get dampened with an unsightly, frightening infection. This summer, take the right steps to keep showing off your healthy, beautiful feet with pride!