Athlete's foot is a common skin condition – up to seven in ten people1 may suffer from it at some point in their lives. The infection’s symptoms can be annoying and it is contagious, but it can be easily treated.
Common symptoms of athlete’s foot are:
- Itchy and burning toes and feet
- Scaly, very dry, cracked or peeling skin
- Fissures/splits and softening and whitening of the skin between the toes
- Cracking skin on the sole or heels
- Smelly feet
While athlete’s foot most commonly occurs between the toes, it can also affect the soles, heels and sides of the feet.
1 Ilkit M, Durdu M. Tinea pedis: The etiology and global epidemiology of a common fungal infection. Crit Rev Microbiol. 2014 Feb 4