Athletes Foot

About Athletes Foot

Athlete’s foot (tinea pedis) is a fungi on the skin that causes scaling, flaking, and itching of affected areas. It can be green, yellow, white, pink, purple, & orange in color. It is typically transmitted in moist areas where people walk barefoot, such as the beach, showers or bathhouses. Although the condition typically affects the feet, it can spread to other areas of the body, including the groin. Athlete’s foot can be prevented by good hygiene, and is treated by a number of topical and sometimes oral antifungal medications.