Athlete's foot symptoms are usually described as an itching and burning sensation on one or both of your feet. A fungal infection, athlete's foot is a very contagious condition that's spread through direct contact with an infected surface.
Athlete's foot tends to thrive in warm and moist environments, such as showers or sweaty sneakers. The fungus sits in these perfect environments, growing and waiting. The infection tends to start with the skin between the toes, and then can move on to other parts of the foot.
Athlete's Foot Symptoms
Athlete's Foot Treatments
There are both over-the-counter and prescription anti-fungal medications available to help treat athlete's foot. Because it's such a common condition, almost any drug store will carry an athlete's foot treatment, be it powder, cream or ointment. In addition to medications, proper home care can help you speed along the healing process.
There are many home remedies for athletes foot which may work for some people. The best remedy is prevention through proper hygiene practices.
Athlete's foot is a fungal infection. If not treated, it frequently spread to the groin and infects skin under the toe and finger nails making it thick and yellow. Because athlete's foot is a fungus, antifungal essential oils are helpful.