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Athlete’s foot symptoms

Having athlete´s foot may feel uncomfortable and painful, especially with stubborn, recurrent and untreated infections.

There are different symptoms of athlete’s foot. They can vary greatly in their severity and do not always occur at the same time.

You might have athlete’s foot if you experience:

  • Itching or burning toes and feet
  • Scaly, very dry, cracked or peeling skin
  • Redness between the toes
  • Splitting, softening or whitening skin between the toes
  • An unpleasant odour

Other more severe symptoms may also include

  • Blistering on the feet
  • Inflammation of cracked skin
  • White, weeping skin between the toes

Where does athlete´s foot occur?

As the name suggests, ahtlete´s foot (tinea pedis) is a fungal skin infection of the foot and is most commonly found between the toes.

However, it may also appear on the soles, heels and sides of the feet and in this case is known as moccasin-type tinea pedis.

signs of athlete’s foot

Who is at risk of athlete’s foot?

Athlete’s foot can affect anyone, though there are certain people who may be at higher risk as they live or work in conditions that promote fungi growth.


People with chronic illnesses such as diabetics. If you are diabetic and suspect you may have athlete´s foot, see your healthcare professional.


People who are active and often frequent warm, humid environments such as public showers, swimming pools and locker rooms.


People living in warm areas with high humidity and temperatures.


People who wear tight-fitting clothing and closed shoes that cause the skin to sweat.

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