Athlete's foot is a skin disease caused by a fungus, usually occurring between the toes. The fungus usually attacks the feet because shoes create a warm, dark, and humid environment that encourages fungus growth.
The warmth and dampness of areas around swimming pools, showers, and locker rooms, are also breeding grounds for fungi. Not all fungus conditions lead to athlete's foot, however other conditions, such as malfunctions of the sweat glands, eczema, psoriasis may reproduce athlete's foot.
Symptoms of athlete's foot include drying skin, itching scaling, inflammation, and blisters. Athlete's foot may spread to the soles of the feet and to the toe nails, and can spread to other parts of the body, including the groin and underarms.
Specialised consultation and care for athelet's foot at Temple Clinic in Ealing, West London