Athlete's Foot (cont.)
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When To Call a Doctor
Call your doctor about a skin infection on your feet if:
Watchful waiting is a period of time during which you and your doctor observe your symptoms or condition without using medical treatment. You can usually treat athlete's foot yourself at home. But any persistent, severe, or recurrent infections should be evaluated by your doctor.
When athlete's foot symptoms appear, you can first use a nonprescription product. If your symptoms do not improve after 2 weeks of treatment or have not gone away after 4 weeks of treatment, call your doctor.
Who to See
Health professionals who can diagnose or treat athlete's foot include:
To prepare for your appointment, see the topic Making the Most of Your Appointment.
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