Athlete's Foot Directory
Athlete's foot is a fungal infection caused by fungi that live in warm, moist areas like showers, gyms, and near pools. You can prevent athlete's foot by wearing socks or shoes instead of going barefoot and keeping your feet clean and dry. If you do get athlete's foot, over-the-counter antifungal creams usually cure it. Follow the links below to find WebMD's comprehensive coverage about how athlete's foot is contracted, what it looks like, how to treat it, and much more.
Treating Athlete's Foot
The experts at WebMD tell you how to treat athlete's foot and prevent this stubborn condition from coming back.
Athlete's Foot-Treatment Overview
How you treat athlete's foot (tinea pedis) depends on its type and severity. Most cases of athlete's foot can be treated at home using an antifungal medication.
Learn how to prevent athlete's foot (tinea pedis).
What Are the Symptoms of Athlete's Foot?
Learn more from WebMD about the symptoms of athlete's foot.
Slideshows & Images
Picture of Athlete's Foot
Athlete's foot is a rash on the skin of the foot. It is the most common fungal skin infection.
Slideshow: Ringworm -- A Collection of Photos
Ringworm is a common skin infection otherwise known as tinea. It is caused by a fungus. While there are multiple forms of ringworm, the most common affect the skin on the body (tinea corporis), the scalp (tinea capitis), the feet (tinea pedis, or athlete's foot), or the groin (tinea cruris, or jock itch).
Slideshow: Pictures of Common Foot Problems
See pictures of bunions, corns, athlete’s foot, plantar warts, and other common foot problems – and learn what treatments may help these conditions.
Picture of Ringworm of the Foot (Tinea Pedis)
Athlete’s foot is caused by a fungus that grows on or in the top layer of skin. Fungi (plural of fungus) grow best in warm, wet places, such as the area between the toes.