December 10, 2014
Athlete's foot is a fungal infection that usually begins between the toes. It occurs most commonly in people whose feet have become very sweaty while confined within tight-fitting shoes.
It's affected on people who have sweaty feet
- Dry skin
- Itching with or without burning which gets worse as the infection spreads
- A white, wet surface which may open and become painful
Fungal infections of the feet are contagious and can be spread person to person or by walking on contaminated objects and floors.
It can be treated with over-the-counter antifungal medications, but the infection often recurs. Prescription medications also are available.