Q What are the symptoms of athlete’s foot?
Athlete’s foot is a fungal infection on the skin of your feet, caused by the same set of fungi that can also lead to ringworm, jock itch, and fungal toenails. Common symptoms may include:
- A red, scaly rash often found in between toes and the tops of the feet
- Peeling, cracking, or flaking that may appear similar to eczema
- Itching or burning sensations
- Foul odor
Most cases of athlete’s foot can be treated at home via twice-daily application of a topical antifungal cream, available over the counter at just about any pharmacy. Because athlete’s foot is contagious and can spread to other areas of the body (such as the toenails), you should pursue treatment immediately.
If symptoms are severe or do not clear up with home treatment, please make an appointment with Dr. Harvey Danciger in Palm Desert, CA for stronger remedies. You can reach us by dialing (760) 568-0108.