Athletes Foot is a fungal infection.- (uncommonly named Tinea Pedis), is one of the most common foot infections that usually occurs on the soles, sides of the feet and in between the toes.
Fungal infections thrive in warm, damp environments, just like shoes and feet!. The source of Athletes Foot can from shared facilities or shared clothes, those that frequently exercise using the same footwear. Hence the name Athlete’s Foot.
there are actually many different types of Athletes Foot, ranging from symptoms patients do not even realise is Athletes Foot to having blisters that itch and weep.
How do I prevent Athletes Foot?
You can prevent Athletes foot using the following tips:
Always dry your feet thoroughly, especially the area between your toes, and change your shoes and socks regularly. This will help keep your feet dry.
Air your shoes regularly. Remove the liner if practical.
Exfoliate your feet regularly to help excess dead skin and any calluses, these can encourage the build-up of moisture so by getting rid of them it will discourage the growth of any infection.
Always wear footwear in changing areas or public wet areas like showers.
Do not use talcum powder on your feet, use special foot powders designed to assist with fungal problems.