Foot Fungus Specialist

Foot and Ankle Care of Passaic

Podiatry located in Elmwood Park, NJ

Foot fungus isn’t only an unsightly nuisance. Without proper treatment, it can become painful and even spread to other areas. If you notice any kind of rash, scaliness, or discoloration in your feet or toenails, leading podiatrist Sean Rosenblum, DPM, of Foot and Ankle Care of Passaic can help. Book your foot fungus evaluation at his Lodi, New Jersey-based practice online today or call the clinic directly to schedule.

Foot Fungus Q & A

How did I get foot fungus?

Fungal organisms thrive in dark areas that tend to be warm and moist. It’s possible that you came into contact with foot fungus-causing invaders by walking barefoot through a gym locker room or shower, or even near a swimming pool. 

Your risk of developing a foot fungus infection further increases if you:

  • Have overly sweaty feet
  • Have a weakened immune system
  • Struggle with diabetes or poor circulation
  • Spend extended periods in damp socks or shoes
  • Have a history of foot fungus, especially athlete’s foot

Foot fungus doesn’t just affect the skin on your feet either. These fungal organisms thrive on keratin in your nails, which can lead to a fungal nail infection. 

What are the symptoms of foot fungus?

Foot fungus can lead to a variety of symptoms, depending on which type of fungus is affecting you and the severity of your infection. Common signs and symptoms of foot fungus include:

  • Overly dry or scaly skin
  • Raw or sensitive skin 
  • Skin discoloration
  • Itchiness 
  • Red rash

If fungal invaders spread into your nails and you develop a fungal nail infection, you may experience:

  • Brownish or yellowish nails
  • Brittle or crumbly nails
  • Thickened nails

Foot fungus, as well as nail fungus, can also lead to a foul foot odor. If any of these symptoms seem familiar, schedule an evaluation at Foot and Ankle Care of Passaic right away. 

Can I get treatment for foot fungus?

Absolutely. Whether you have a minor case of foot or nail fungus, or a serious infection that keeps coming back, Dr. Rosenblum is diligent about helping you find just the right treatment solution to restore your foot or nail health. Your foot fungus treatment plan can include:

  • Prescription-strength antifungal creams or ointments
  • Oral antifungal drugs 
  • Medicated nail polish 
  • Antifungal powders 

Dr. Rosenblum counsels you on how to prevent future foot and nail fungus issues. For instance, you can lower your risk of fungal infections by washing and drying your feet daily, always letting your gym shoes air out overnight, and wearing shower shoes at the gym and around the pool. 

Book your foot fungus evaluation at Foot and Ankle Care of Passaic by clicking on the online scheduler. You can also call to speak with a team member directly.