Athlete's foot is a common skin condition that affects the sole of the foot and the skin in between the toes. Being an athlete is not mandatory, but it occurs most commonly in people whose feet have become very sweaty while confined within tight-fitting shoes. This can create a fungal infection.
Signs and symptoms of athlete’s foot include a scaly rash that usually causes itching, stinging and burning. Athlete's foot is contagious and can be spread via contaminated floors, towels or clothing.
Athlete's foot facts
- Athlete's foot is a common skin infection of the webs of the toes and soles of the feet.
- When caused by a fungus, athlete's foot may spread to the palms, groin, and body.
- Fungal infections of the feet are contagious and can be spread person to person or by walking on contaminated objects and floors.
- Athlete's foot may cause foot itching, burning, pain, and scaling.
- When athlete's foot is caused by a fungus, it can be treated with antifungal medications, many of which are available over the counter.
- Keeping the feet dry by using cotton socks and breathable shoes can help prevent athlete's foot.
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