Athletes’ foot is a type of fungal infection to the skin of the feet caused by the fungus Tinea Pedis. It gains it’s name by being common in athletes who share locker rooms and shower facilities and who commonly have sweaty socks and feet from competing in athletics.
This typically presents as dry, scaling, itching feet and is not limited to athletes or youth. Any foot can encounter Tinea Pedis, but in a healthy immune system the infection is often overcome.
At FAS The Woodlands, we provide the most effective ways to treat these and many other types of skin disorders.