Athlete's foot is a fungal infection that can affect anyone - not just athletes. Athlete's foot is very common and can spread easily in public places. It usually begins as an infection between your toes that, if left untreated, can spread to the sides of your feet and your toenails.
To prevent athlete's feet, you should try to keep your feet as dry as possible, especially between your toes. Moisture-wicking socks can help keep your feet dry and reduce infection-causing bacteria. You should also make sure to always wear clean socks and change them regularly to help prevent the fungal infection that causes athlete's foot.
In most cases, athlete's foot can be treated using over-the-counter treatments such as powders, lotions, or ointments. If the problem persists, your doctor may prescribe an oral medication to clear up the fungal infection that causes athlete's foot.
Talk to your doctor or health care provider about other athlete's foot prevention or treatment options.
**This is only general information and is not meant for the diagnosis or treatment of any medical conditions. Always consult your physician or other health care provider about all health concerns, conditions, and recommended treatments.