Athletes foot (also known as Tinea Pedis) is a fungal infection affecting the skin on the feet.
Fungal infections thrive in warm, dark, and moist environments, so a foot in the shoe gives a perfect growing environment for a fungal infection.
Athletes foot can be spread from person to person so is commonly found in communal areas like swimming pools, showers and changing areas.
Anyone can have athletes foot but the following can increase your risk of getting it:
If you already have athletes foot:
If your fungal infection has spread to the nails Podiatrists can help reduce the thickness and advise on self care.
If over the counter treatments are not helping after a couple of weeks you may need a prescribed medication to help with treatment. Your Podiatrist or GP can help with this.