Athlete’s foot is a common fungal infection of the skin on the feet. The fungus, tinea pedis, is contracted from public environments. The fungus then grows in the warm and moist environment of footwear, and can be difficult to eradicate.
The best treatment for athlete’s foot is prevention:
*Wear safe sandals in the locker room.
*Wear cotton socks, and change them often. Clean and dry feet before putting on a fresh pair. If shoes are wet or sweaty, make sure to dry them before lacing up again.
*Wash and dry feet well. Fungi from athlete's foot will live in a warm, moist environment. Application of a talc powder can help keep feet dry over the course of the day.