Athlete’s foot is a very common skin infection of the foot caused by fungus. When the feet stay moist, warm and irritated, this fungus can thrive and infect the skin. Fungal infections can occur anywhere on the body, including the scalp, trunk, extremities (arms and legs), hands, feet, nails, groin and other areas.
Symptoms of athlete’s feet include drying skin, itching, scaling, inflammation and blisters. Athlete’s foot may spread to the soles of the feet and to the toenails, and can spread to other parts of the body, including the groin and underarms.
- Avoid walking barefoot. Use shower shoes.
- Reduce perspiration by using talcum powder.
- Wear light and airy shoes.
- Wear socks that keep your feet dry, and change them frequently if you perspire heavily.