Athlete’s foot, medically known as tinea pedis, is a common skin condition considered to be in approximately 85% of the world’s population at any given time. This condition is generally seen as dry, flaky, itchy skin and sometimes includes little pimple-like lesions noted not only of the area between the toes but also across the bottom and sides of the foot.
This fungus, which is a plant, utilizes the nutrients of the skin, nails, and hair of the human body as its fertilizer. Furthermore, this fungus thrives in warm, dark, moist environments which is making our feet most common location.
Common treatments for athlete’s foot include keeping the feet clean and dry on a consistent basis. It is advised to frequently change socks throughout the day and wearing well-ventilated shoes. It is often effectively treated with over-the-counter topical antifungal medications. I find that the generic antifungal medication is known as terbinafine hydrochloride cream 1% (best known as Lamisil) can be quite effective in the resolution of this skin condition if one follows the directions on the label.
Always remember, if this condition fails to resolve in a timely manner, you should seek out medical attention for further treatment.