Omaha Ringworm and Athlete’s Foot Treatment

Ringworm is a common fungus infection characterized by a circular rash that may become itchy and scale-like. It often spreads through direct contact with another person contagious with ringworm, or from pets, locker room floors, shower stalls, or barber shears, among other forms of contact. There are several types of ringworms, each name depending on the area it affects. Among these areas are the feet, groin, scalp, nails, thighs, and other parts of the body. Our sports dermatology clinic in Omaha is ready to help with your ringworm treatment.

Ringworm Treatment at MOD Dermatology

Antifungal medication applied topically or orally is the most common ringworm treatment option. Depending on the type of ringworm you are experiencing, our Omaha experts will suggest the optimal treatment for you. Ringworm normally goes away within 4 weeks after treatment. It is important to avoid scratching and to keep the affected area clean to prevent the further spread of ringworm. 

What Is Athlete's Foot?

Also known as tinea pedis, this skin infection is a type of ringworm that affects the feet. Because many athletes wear close-toed shoes and may use community showers, they are prone to this fungal infection. However, anyone can experience this condition. Athlete's foot is highly contagious and can be spread by contact with an infected surface or another person. 

Athlete’s Foot Treatment in Omaha

At MOD Dermatology, we value preventative care for our clients. Investing in high-quality shoes that are breathable and that fit properly will help to prevent athlete's foot. Make sure to remove your shoes right after exercising so you can clean your feet with antibacterial soap, and to put on a clean pair of socks. 

There are numerous options for over-the-counter medications to athlete’s feet, which include anti-fungal powders, sprays, ointments, or lotions. If symptoms persist, it is important to see a certified dermatologist who can create a treatment plan for your skin condition. Some of the most common athlete's foot treatments our Omaha office provides include oral or topical prescription antifungals

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If you believe you are infected by ringworm, call our Omaha office today to learn more about ringworm and athlete’s foot treatments.