ATHLETES FOOT

Common symptoms associated with Athletes foot include itching, redness, cracking and peeling of the skin. It is very common between the 5th and 4th toes. The cracking of the skin may allow a bacterial infection to occur and so it is important to have it treated as soon as it is noticed. Treatment may vary according to the type and extent of the Athletes foot so it is important to consult with the chiropodist/podiatrist before choosing a treatment.

Symptoms may include:

  • varying degrees of itching and burning
  • skin may frequently peel
  • in severe cases there may be cracking, pain and bleeding
  • most commonly the rash is confined to the soles of the feet
  • the space between the fourth and fifth toes may also be infected with peeling and cracking skin