Athlete’s foot is a fungal condition which easily spreads between the toes and other parts of the foot. It can be extremely irritating and itchy, as well as very contagious.
Athlete’s foot is a rash caused by a fungus that usually appears between the toes or the bottom of the feet.
The affected skin may become:
It’s not usually serious, but should be treated to stop it spreading to other parts of the body or other people.
Athlete’s foot is caused by fungi growing and multiplying on the skin. The fungi that cause the infection thrive in warm, dark and moist places like feet.
Athletes foot can be easily spread to other people by touching infected skin or coming into contact with infected surfaces or objects.
You’re more likely to get athletes foot if you:
Athlete’s foot is unlikely to get better on its own. It can usually be treated using antifungal treatments