Athlete's Foot: A guide to tinea pedis

Athlete's Foot: A guide to tinea pedis

An athlete’s foot is a fungal infection that results in an itchy, scaly rash between the toes.

It commonly occurs in people who regularly wear sweaty and wet feet confined in tight-fitting shoes.

It can also be caused by direct contact with an infected person or by touching contaminated surfaces.

Some of the symptoms include itching and burning sensation between toes, blisters, dry skin and peeling skin on the feet.

You can prevent it by wearing dry socks and shoes, washing your feet daily and staying cautious in public places.

People with diabetes and impaired immune systems are at greater if they have cuts or sores on their feet.

It can be treated using over-the-counter topical antifungal medications.

If it is not treated using OTC medications, consult your doctor for suitable treatments.