This is a fungal infection that most often affects the space between the toes. Symptoms of Athlete’s Foot include itching, burning, scaling, inflammation, and blisters, which can often break, causing pain and swelling. Athlete’s Foot can also spread to other areas of the body, including the soles of the feet, toenails, groin, and underarms. You can get athlete’s foot from damp surfaces, such as showers, swimming pools, and locker room floors. To prevent Athlete’s Foot:
- Keep your feet clean, dry, and cool
- Wear clean socks
- Don’t walk barefoot in public areas
- Wear flip-flops in locker room showers
- Keep your toenails clean and clipped short
Treatments usually include over-the-counter antifungal cream, but, for more serious infections, prescription medicines are sometimes prescribed.