Athlete's Foot (Tinea Pedis)
As is the case with fungal toenails, the athlete's foot that lives on our skin is actually essential to ensuring that our skin stays healthy. We require all of the good and bad organisms to maintain an even number, otherwise the one organism may then start attacking the skin.
Although it is thought to be contagious, it is more likely that it is the result of our general health or the environment that we keep our feet in that might cause the development of foot fungus.
Podiatrists can help you to diagnose the foot fungus and advise the most appropriate treatment protocol for the fungus.
Often causes a dusty appearance or dry cracking of the skin as well as potentially redness, burning, itching and some blisters to form.