Athlete's foot is a skin disease caused by a fungus that gets its name because the infection was common among athletes.
The fungus grows in warm, dark, humid environments such as shoes, swimming pools, showers and locker rooms. Athlete's foot can occur between the toes, the bottom or the sides of the foot.
Approximately 5 percent of the U.S. population suffers from occasional foot infections1.
To prevent future infections of athlete's foot:
OTC medications can be used to treat the infection.
* Active ingredients: ingredients in a medication that produce a therapeutic response
Note: This information is intended to provide readers with health information. The information provided is not a substitute for consultation with a healthcare provider. Brand names included on this Web page are provided for examples only. Their inclusion does not mean that they are endorsed by Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina.