Athletes Foot is a very common skin infection caused by fungus. Signs and Symptoms of athlete’s foot could involve itching, redness, or peeling flaky skin. It can infect any part of the foot but most commonly grows in between the toes and or around the sole of the foot.
The fungal infection thrives in warm and moist environments for example tight fitting shoes or trainers and can spread by direct contact such as a towel that has come into contact with the fungus and/or gym flooring.
It is unlikely that athletes foot will resolve itself without any medication, however topical treatments are extremely effective in treating athletes foot.
Athletes foot can be easily diagnosed and treatments can be very effective. If you think you may be experiencing symptoms of athlete’s foot arrange an appointment today to put your mind at ease.