Athlete’s Foot

What is an Athlete’s Foot?

Athlete’s foot (tinea pedis) is a contagious skin disease that typically starts between the toes. It usually happens in individuals whose feet have become very damp with sweat while bound to tight-fitting shoes.

Signs and side effects of competitor’s foot incorporate an irritated, textured rash. The condition is infectious and can be spread by means of sullied floors, towels or attire.

Competitor’s foot is firmly connected with other contagious diseases, for example, ringworm and muscle head tingle. It tends to be treated with antifungal prescriptions, yet the disease frequently returns.

Causes & Treatment

What are the Symptoms

Athlete’s foot can affect one or both feet. Common signs and symptoms are.

  • Scaly, peeling or cracked skin between the toes
  • Itchiness, especially right after taking off shoes and socks
  • Inflamed skin that might appear reddish, purplish or grayish, depending on your skin color
  • Burning or stinging
  • Blisters
  • Dry, scaly skin on the bottom of the foot that extends up the side

When to see a doctor

If you have a rash on your foot that doesn’t improve within two weeks of beginning self-treatment with an over-the-counter antifungal product, see your doctor.

If you have diabetes, see your doctor if you suspect that you have athlete’s foot. Also see your doctor if you have signs of an infection — swelling of the affected area, pus, fever.

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