Athlete’s foot

Athlete’s foot is among the most common infections that affect people’s feet. It is caused

by a type of fungi known as dermatophytes (Gupta et al., 2018). Notably, this fungal infection is

contagious and can spread to different parts of a person’s foot. It mostly affects athletes because

the fungus thrives in warm and moist places such as shoes or public amenities like showers.

Some of the symptoms of Athlete’s foot include itching on the affected area, blisters, redness,

and skin discoloration. If affected, it is recommended that one should visit a doctor because the

fungus may sometimes be difficult to cure. Prescription for treatment involves over-the-counter

antifungal medication.