Athlete’s foot

(Tinea Pedis) is a fungal infection affecting the feet. Symptoms include:

  • Itchy white patches between the toes,
  • Cracked and bleeding skin between the toes,
  • Red and sore patches on the feet, generally due to damp feet.

It is often associated with fungal nail infections. It is contagious and can be spread via floors, towels or clothing. If left untreated can develop a secondary bacterial infection.

Treatment may include topical treatments such as powders, creams etc, good foot care and hygiene and sometimes oral medication.