Competing with athlete`s foot


Is it safe to compete with athlete’s foot? I have had a case of athlete’s foot for about a week now. The condition is between my little toe and the one next to it. It was itchy, and created a blister, which has broken. Running short distances (1-2 miles) is not painful. No oozing. I am using vinegar baths and Lotrimin spray to treat. I am preregistered to participate in a sprint triathlon in four days.

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  1. Foot-com

    Thank you for your question.

    For athlete’s foot between the toes you actually want to focus more on a drying agent than sprays and creams. Your Podiatrist can write you a topical antifungal gel which should clear up the infection. If you do not have a Podiatrist and want a quick fix, you can use topical iodine (betadine) or gentian violet between the toes as both of these are drying agents.

    When you compete, try to keep the area as dry as possible to minimize the risk of another blister formation between the toes. Good luck!

    Dr. Emily Splichal
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