The most common symptoms of Athlete’s foot are cracked, flaky skin, redness, and itching or burning sensations on your feet and/or toes.
Athlete’s foot is a fungal infection that usually affects the skin between the toes or the bottom of your feet. If left untreated, the fungi may spread and lead to a toenail fungal infection. When the fungus affects the toenail, that will become much harder to get rid of.
When you have toenail fungus, your nails become discolored, brittle, and thickened.
Both fungal infections spread easily and thrive in moist and dark environments. Your feet and toes can easily be infected by walking barefoot in gym showers, swimming pools, locker rooms
To prevent Athlete’s foot and toenail fungus,
- Wash your feet and toes regularly
- Wear slippers in wet public places
- Keep your feet and toes dry
- Get rid of old shoes or treat with antifungal sprays