Tinea pedis is a common foot complaint caused by several different types of fungus. Most commonly seen on the soles and between toes, Athlete’s foot can be spread by both direct & indirect contact.
Sore, cracked, itchy & flaky skin – sometimes to the point of bleeding – are major features of this infection.
Called tinea pedis, Athlete’s foot is a fungal condition related to ringworm. It thrives in warm, moist environments, such as locker rooms and leisure centres. Tight-fitting, poorly ventilated footwear also contribute to just how common Athlete’s foot is.
Highly contagious, It can be spread both through direct and indirect contact.
While it is most common between the toes, tinea pedis mostly affects the area between the toes. However, it is also regularly noticed on the sole of the foot.
Athlete’s foot can be transmitted to other areas of the body, such as the hands.
Symptoms include an itchy rash that may appear white, sore patches on the sole of the foot and bleeding, cracked skin. Diagnosis is usually through a visual examination.