Athlete’s foot is a contagious fungal infection that mostly affects the feet, with the potential to spread to toenails and hands. The fungus thrives in warm, humid, and dark environments.
Symptoms include itching and scaling of the skin. Inflammation and blisters may also occur, which is why timely treatment is advised.
It is important to seek expert medical evaluation to establish a correct diagnosis for a successful treatment. Treatment includes fungicidal and fungistatic chemical creams. However, for persistent cases of athlete’s foot, oral or topical antifungal drugs may be prescribed.