What is Athlete’s foot?
Athlete's foot is a common skin problem caused by a fungus. The most common sign of Athlete’s foot is when your skin becomes scaly and itchy. Over time it may cause a break in the skin and become sore. The fungus is commonly picked up from shower floors, locker rooms, and exercise facilities. The infection may clear up without treatment, but Athlete’s foot is mostly treated with topical medication. It is best to treat this once you notice the infection before this becomes a severe infection. If left untreated, Athlete’s foot can lead to a serious bacterial infection or spread to your toenail and cause onychomycosis (toenail fungus).