Dr. Kris Ford Offers Tips on Preventing Athlete’s Foot for Summer

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Summer vacationers and gym users are often at risk of contracting athlete’s foot.

The summer months typically see an increase of people going to the gym to work on their beach bodies, which means more people in locker rooms and public showers. Ironically, this time and setting also makes it easy for athlete’s foot fungus to spread. Dr. Kris Ford, DPM is sharing advice on how to prevent athlete’s foot this summer.

Athlete’s foot fungus spreads more readily in areas with moisture. This can include wet shoes, sweaty socks, showers, pools, etc. Gyms aren’t the place athlete’s foot fungus may be lingering; public pools and hotels can have this concern as well. Summer vacationers as well as gym-users should take note and prepare themselves accordingly.

The most important way to prevent athlete’s foot is to practice good foot hygiene. This includes keeping feet clean and dry by washing them every day, especially between the toes. Protect feet by wearing sandals or shoes in public showers and public pools.

People should always dry their feet thoroughly after swimming or bathing, and not put on socks until feet are completely dry. It is especially important in the summertime to wear shoes that allow feet to breathe. Foot perspiration can also be reduced by using talcum powder.

Those who suspect they may have athlete’s foot should contact Dr. Kris Ford at 210-923-9200. For more information, visit http://www.podiatryservicessanantonio.com/.

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For excellent foot and ankle care in San Antonio, seek podiatrist Dr. Kris A. Ford, DPM. Dr. Ford is a podiatric physician specializing in foot and ankle surgery in San Antonio. He treats a variety of foot and ankle problems, including ankle sprains, bunions, diabetic foot care, sports injuries and fractures. Foot pain should not be ignored. Foot and ankle health is important and requires proper foot treatment. Dr. Ford can always be counted on to provide his patients with the care and treatment that they not only need, but deserve. To learn more, give Dr. Ford a call at 210-923-9200.

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