Many patients can get rid of athlete’s foot with an over-the-counter antifungal cream, particularly if they begin treatment as soon as they notice symptoms. However, if the infection is severe, long-lasting, or does not respond to over-the-counter treatment, you should see a doctor. Advanced infections may require prescription medications. Or, the patient may have another type of infection not treatable with OTC creams.
You may also want to talk to your podiatrist for recurring cases of athlete’s foot. Dr. Weintrub can advise you about changes you can make to reduce your risk. To find out more, call us today at (480) 497-3946.