What is athlete’s foot?
Athlete’s foot is a common fungal infection of the skin that affects the feet.
Athlete’s foot can lead to intense itching, cracked, blistered or peeling areas of skin, redness and scaling. It can occur on moist waterlogged skin, usually between the forth and fifth toes initially, or on dry, flaky skin around the heels or elsewhere on the foot. Large painful fissures (cracks) can also develop, and the condition can also spread along the five toes and sometimes to the soles of the feet.