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Symptoms of athlete’s foot

The signs of athlete’s foot can be painful, unsightly, and make walking difficult, especially with stubborn and untreated infections.

There are different symptoms of athlete’s foot. They can vary greatly in their severity and do not always occur at the same time.

Most common symptoms of athlete’s foot

  • Itching or burning between the toes or on the soles of the feet
  • White, weeping skin between the toes
  • Scaly skin or small cracks on the feet or between the toes
  • Redness between the toes
  • Blistering on the skin of the feet

More symptoms

  • Open blisters that cause pain and swelling
  • Thick, dry, flaky skin on the soles and sides of the feet (moccasin type)
  • An unpleasant odour is possible in severe infections

Where can I spot the fungus on my feet?

Between your toes, bottom or sides of foot

Scaling skin may appear between your toes, bottom and side of foot and the skin may appear white and puffy due to excess moisture. Both symptoms can be signs of an athlete’s foot infection.


Who is at increased risk of athlete’s foot?

An athlete’s foot infection can affect anyone. However, some people are more susceptible than others to this type of fungus. The risk groups include:


People with chronic illnesses, for example diabetics. If you suffer from diabetes mellitus, you should see a doctor at the first signs of athlete’s foot.


People who play a lot of sports.


People living in warm areas with high humidity.


People who wear special airtight shoes such as boots for work.

Products for treatment of athlete’s foot