Athlete’s Foot

Athlete’s foot / fungal infection is a common, and sometime unsightly infection of the skin and/or nails. The microscopic fungus that causes the infection thrives in a warm, dark, moist environment, therefore is commonly found on the soles of the foot and between the toes. The humid environment and warmth around gyms, locker/shower rooms, hotels and swimming pools encourages fungi growth.

  • Dry, itchy, scaling, burning, tingling skin
  • Tiny blisters containing a clear fluid
  • Foul odor
  • Thickened, yellowish, or deformed nails
  • Brittle or flaking of the nails
  • Peeling with cracks and redness between the toes
  • Microscopic organism
  • History of athlete’s foot, excessive perspiration, compromised immune system

Good foot hygiene including careful drying after bathing, especially between the toes and regular changing of your shoes and hose is helpful in preventing a fungal infection.

  • Wear sandals in public areas such as pools, gyms, locker or shower rooms
  • Avoid cream between the toes
  • Keep feet as dry as possible

It is important to note that other medical conditions can look and feel like athlete’s foot. If condition does not improve, you should seek medical attention.

Clients with diabetes or poor circulations are encouraged to seek professional help.

While reasonable efforts have been made to ensure the accuracy of the information provided, it is provided for information purposes only. Neither the MAFCN not its members are responsible or liable for any claim or personal injury, which may occur as a result of using this information. Any reliance on the information is solely at the users own risk. It is not the intention of the MAFCN or its member’s to provide specific medical advice but rather to provide users with information to better understand their foot problems. It you have a foot problem please contact a medical professional.