Athlete's Foot


What is Athlete's Foot?

Athlete's Foot, or Tinea Pedisis, is a fungal infection. It tends to develop on the bottom of the feet and inbetween the toes. It is a very common problem that can last for either short or long periods of time. There are many treatments for athlete's foot yet it can still be difficult to eradicate.

Causes

The most common causes of athlete's foot include but are not limited to:

  • Wet feet / not drying properly
  • Sweating
  • Weakened immune system
  • Diabetes
  • Sharing towels / socks / shoes with others
  • Walking barefoot
  • Unclean feet

Symptoms

The most common symptoms of athlete's foot include but are not limited to:

  • Itching
  • Pain / burning sensation
  • Skin cracks
  • Blisters
  • Skin peeling
  • Redness
  • Rashes

Treatments

Treatments for athlete's foot include but are not limited to:

  • Anti-fungal treatments (creams / sprays / powders)
  • Mild steroid cream