Athlete's foot can happen to anyone. It is a common fungal infection you can catch from swimming pools, public showers and locker rooms, or even in your own home if someone you live with has it.
The symptoms of athlete's foot include itchy feet (especially the bottoms and sides), cracked and dry skin between your toes, and skin shedding. You need to kill the fungus causing the problem or you can spread it to other parts of your body and to other people.
- Keep your feet dry, foot powder will help
- Use an antifungal cream
- Do not use lotions that are not antifungal
- Wash your socks and shoes frequently, using bleach
- Use a disinfectant spray on your shoes each day and air out your shoes regularly