What is Athletes Foot? Athletes foot is a fungal infection.
How do you get Athletes Foot?
Fungal spores prefer dark, damp places and your feet, especially areas between the toes, are a perfect breeding ground. In shared communal areas such as sports centre shower areas fungal spores can transfer onto the skin.
Where does Athletes Foot affect you?
Athletes foot normally between the toes, often between the 4th and 5th toes. However it can easily spread to the soles and sides of the feet.
Signs and Symptoms of Athletes Foot
- Itching between the toes and on the soles of the feet
- Redness between toes
- White, sometimes rubbery, looking skin between the toes
- Itchy scaly rash which can crack and become red and sore
- Weeping, can smell if the skin is moist and weeping
- What should you do if you have Athletes Foot?
- Treat the affected area as soon as possible before it spreads elsewhere. I recommend Lamisil Once
- Do not scratch otherwise you can introduce bacteria into the area through the breaks in the skin and the infection can then spread elsewhere
Where can Athletes Foot spread?
- Soles of the feet - treat with Lamisil Onceb
- Between the toes - treat with Lamisil Once
- Nails (onychomycosis) - treat nails with Nail Mycosis Solution or Scholl Fungal Nail Treatment
- Legs - can lead to cellulitis in extreme cases - see your GP urgently