Athlete’s foot symptoms, especially when persistent and left untreated, can be painful, unsightly, and make walking difficult.
Symptoms vary, but here are the most common:
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- Itching or burning between your toes or on the soles of your feet
- White, wet-looking skin in between your toes
- Flaky skin or small tears (fissures) on your feet or between your toes
- Red rash between the toes
- Blisters or ulcers on the skin on top of your foot
- Broken blisters, causing pain and swelling
- Thick, dry, scaly skin on the bottom and sides of your feet
- Thick and/or cloudy colored toenails
- Foul odor if infection becomes severe
Where Will I See It On My Feet?
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Between Your Toes
You might see scaling and flaking of the skin between your toes. Or, your skin might get soft and white from excess moisture. Both are signs of athlete’s foot.
Who is at Higher Risk for Athlete’s Foot?
Anyone can get athlete’s foot, but some people are more prone to this type of fungal infection. If you have diabetes, you should visit your doctor at the first sign of athlete's foot.
People who suffer from diabetes
People who work out often and athletes
Residents of warm, humid climates
Professionals required to wear specialized footwear like boots
Treat Athlete’s Foot Right Away!
The infection can spread to other parts of your body and become more irritating.
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