Athlete’s foot or tinea pedis is a skin condition that results from a fungal infection. It usually begins between the toes. Athlete’s foot causes a rash that is red and scaly, and stings and burns. Sometimes you may also see blisters or sores.
Athlete’s foot is common in people who frequently wear tight-fitting shoes, socks that become damp or wet, or walk barefoot in areas like locker rooms, public showers, and swimming pools.
To prevent Athlete’s foot try the following:
- Keep your feet as dry as possible
- Change socks regularly
- Wear light, well-ventilated shoes
- Alternate pairs of shoes
- Wear shower shoes or sandals in public placeswantUse an antifungal powder on your feet
- Don’t share shoes, socks, or towels