Athlete's foot is a skin infection caused by a fungus, usually occurring between the toes or on the soles of the feet. The signs of athlete's foot can include dry skin, itching, scaling, and blisters. Blisters often lead to cracking of the skin. When blisters break, small raw areas of tissue are exposed, causing pain and swelling.Athlete's Foot Treatment Recommendations:
Daily washing of the feet with soap and water or quality anti-fungal soap; drying carefully, especially between the toes; and changing shoes and socks regularly to decrease moisture. Reduce perspiration by using foot powder in shoes, and wear shoes of leather or canvas, or perhaps nylon mesh, which allow good air circulation. Avoid walking barefoot and use shower shoes whenever possible.