Athletes Foot

The medical term is known as Tinea Pedis. It is a fungal infection caused by sharing communal showers at gymnasiums, wet towels, wet footwear and excessive perspiration. It is contagious and affects the feet most of the time but can spread to other parts of the body. It typically presents between the fourth and fifth toes of the feet and can also affect the sole of the foot. Itching and scratching are the major symptoms causing a dry, scaly and flaky skin.