What should I do to treat Athlete’s foot?
Feet eczema can also present with itchy scaly rashes on the feet and the rash can look quite similar to fungal infection. If in doubt, a fungal scraping can be ordered and this is a useful test to identify the presence of fungus and confirm the diagnosis of a fungal infection.
For the treatment of fungal infection of the feet, it is important to keep the feet dry as the fungus likes to grow in a moist environment. Topical over the counter (OTC) anti-fungal creams can be used to treat the fungal infection. In some cases which do not respond to topical medication, oral anti-fungal medications can be prescribed by your doctor.
If your feet rash is persistent, do see you doctor or dermatologist for a proper assessment and treatment of your condition.
Dr Colin Theng
MBBS, MRCP, MMED (Fam. Med), FAMS
Mount Alvernia Medical Centre D
820 Thomson Road #07-61