Understanding Athlete's Foot
Athlete's foot is the most common fungal infection. It is caused by the tinea fungus and is known as "tinea pedis" by healthcare professionals. This fungus thrives in warm, moist places, such as sweaty feet.
Athlete's Foot Symptom Spotter
You may have athlete's foot if you have:
- Itching, stinging and burning between your toes, especially the last two toes
- Peeling, cracking, and scaling skin between the toes
- Redness, scaling, dryness or blisters on the bottoms or sides of your feet
When fungus gets a foothold
Athlete's foot is very contagious. The tinea fungus lives on tiny particles of skin on all kinds of surfaces, especially damp ones.
That's why many people get athlete's foot by walking barefoot around public locker rooms and swimming pools.
The area between the toes is moist and warm. These are perfect conditions for the tinea fungus to grow. Tight shoes or damp socks are also warm and humid areas that help the fungus thrive.
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