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.
What Are the Symptoms of Athlete's Foot?
Learn more from WebMD about the symptoms of athlete's foot.
Fungal Infections of the Skin
Learn about symptoms, causes, and treatments for common fungal infections, including athlete's foot, jock itch, ringworm, and yeast infections.
Skin Problems in Diabetes
Learn more from WebMD about the many common skin problems that can accompany diabetes.
Slideshows & Images
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).
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.
Picture of Fungal Nail Infection
Photograph of a fungal nail infection, which occurs when a fungus attacks a fingernail, a toenail, or the skin under the nail, called the nail bed.
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.