Athlete’s foot is a fungal infection of the skin that can lead to intense itching, cracked, blistered or peeling areas of skin, redness and scaling. It can occur on moist, waterlogged skin, usually between the fourth and fifth toes initially, or on dry, flaky skin around the heels or elsewhere on the foot.
It is usually treated with anti-fungal creams or sprays. If left untreated the fungus can spread to the toenails. It is important that hosiery and footwear are also treated to prevent re-infection.