Facts about athlete's FootAthlete's foot is a fungal infection which affects twice as many men as women. Athlete's foot is more common in hot weather because sweat helps the fungas grow
The medical name for athlete's foot is Tinea pedis
Athlete's foot usually begins with splits and flaking skin between the toes. If untreated it can spread to the soles of the feet. Some types of athlete's foot can cause flaking sores on the legs and hands It can be sore and unpleasant
Treatment for Athlete's FootKeep the area as clean and dry as possible. Wash the affected area, remember the bits between your toes! Use a dry, clean towel. Change your socks regularly. Wear wool or cotton socks avoid man made fibers as they are less absorbant. Talc will help keep the area dry Your drug store or pharmacy have a number of medications that you apply as directed. Your pharmacist can help you choose the right one.You will need to apply them frequently but it will be worth it.