Athlete's Foot Symptoms

Athlete's foot symptoms, especially when persistent and left untreated, can be painful and unsightly, and can make walking difficult.

Symptoms may vary, but here are the most common ones:

  • Itching or burning between your toes or on the soles of your feet
  • White, wet-looking skin between your toes
  • Flaky skin or small tears (fissures) on your feet or between your toes
  • Red rash between your toes
  • Blisters or ulcers on the skin on the top of your foot
Bottom of Foot
  • Broken blisters, causing pain and swelling
  • Thick, dry, scaly skin on the bottom and sides of your feet
  • Foul odor if infection becomes severe
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Where Will I See It on My Feet?

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Between Your Toes

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You might see scaling and flaking of the skin between your toes. Or your skin might get soft and white from excess moisture. Both could be signs of athlete's foot.

Bottom of Your Feet

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Although rare, you can get athlete's foot on the soles of your feet. It appears as dry, scaly skin and can reoccur often.

Who Is at Greater Risk for Getting 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.

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People who suffer from diabetes.

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Athletes and people who work out often.

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People who live in warm, humid climates.

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Professionals who are required to wear specialized footwear, like boots.

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Athlete's Foot. (2016, August 19). Retrieved November 10, 2016, from

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Athlete's Foot Treatment Options

Lamisil Athletes Foot Cream Package

Use as directed.

LamisilAT® Cream

Full prescription strength. Proven to cure most athlete's foot with 1-week of treatment.*

*When used as directed.

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Lamisil Athletes Foot Spray

Use as directed.

LamisilAT® Spray

The only 1-week (twice-a-day) athlete's foot spray. Liquid spray for easy, no-touch application.

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Lamisil Athletes Foot Defense Spray Powder

Use as directed.

LamisilAF Defense® Spray Powder

Relieves symptoms while absorbing wetness.

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