Fungus is a common condition that attacks the feet because our shoes create a warm, dark, and wet environment, which is where fungi grow the best. The symptoms of foot fungus are dry skin, itching, scaling, inflammation, and blistering. It’s difficult to prevent this type of infection because there can be tiny bacteria wherever we walk barefoot, but good foot hygiene does help. Things like washing your feet daily, changing your shoes and socks regularly, and using a quality foot powder can be beneficial. If you suspect you may have foot fungus, make an appointment today with Dr. Adam Dustin or Dr. Sam Spencer in their Encinitas office. Topical or oral antifungal drugs can be prescribed to alleviate your symptoms and eliminate the infection.