There are many different types of foot infections, ranging from mild to severe.
Athlete’s foot, for example, is usually a mild infection. If you have itching, a rash or blisters, you may be able to treat this fungal infection yourself with powder or ointment. But if the condition doesn’t improve within a few weeks, it’s a good idea to see a doctor.
Your doctor may prescribe a stronger medication to apply to your feet. In more severe cases, you may need to take antifungal pills to relieve your symptoms.
Another mild infection, commonly found in young children, is hand-foot-and-mouth disease. Characterized by a rash or mouth sores, this infection usually clears up after a week or so. But if the symptoms persist, Mercy doctors are ready to help with treatment.
The physicians at Mercy clinics are trained to diagnose foot conditions and find the treatment that’s right for you. Our team approach to foot care means that for more complex issues, your doctor will also collaborate with specialists. We’ll work together to help you kick that bothersome foot infection for good.