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 in between the toes. It is a very common problem that can last for either short or long periods of time. There are many treatments yet it can still be difficult to eradicate.
The most common causes include but are not limited to:
- Wet feet / not drying properly
- Weakened immune system
- Sharing towels / socks / shoes with others
- Walking barefoot
- Unclean feet
The most common symptoms include but are not limited to:
- Pain / burning sensation
- Skin cracks
- Skin peeling
Treatments for athlete’s foot include but are not limited to:
- Anti-fungal treatments (creams / sprays / powders)
- Mild steroid cream