Athlete’s foot, also called tinea pedis or dermatophytosis, is a very contagious skin infection of the foot, very widespread and caused by fungi of the trichophyton type. It usually affects the skin between the toes and is favored by moisture. Redness appears in the folds, then the skin dries and peels.
Athlete’s foot requires a medical consultation because, if left untreated, it can progress and affect the soles of the feet or even the hands and nails.
Once your podiatrist has confirmed the diagnosis of athlete’s foot, he will prescribe a treatment adapted to your situation:
- Topical antifungal treatment in the form of a cream, lotion, aerosol or powder,
- If topical treatment is ineffective, antifungal medication therapy is often prescribed.