• Stop excessive sweating using topical antiperspirants or drying soaks .
  • Change socks frequently.
  • Topical anti-fungal creams.
  • Oral anti-fungal medication in extreme cases.


  • Excessive sweating.
  • Shoes that do not breath well, such as rubber boots.
  • Wearing shoes without socks.
  • Prolonged sporting activities (thus the name athlete's foot) without changing socks.
  • Prolonged standing in moist or wet environments.


Athlete's foot is a common term for a fungal foot infection. The fungus is a common organism that we are exposed to every day. When conditions are right, the fungus can infect the skin. A typical appearance involves redness and cracking of the bottom of the foot and in between the toes. Small blisters can also form.

Athlete's foot

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