What are the symptoms of athlete's foot?
Itchy feeling between your toes, especially between your two smallest ones.
Stinging or burning between your toes.
Thickened skin on your feet.
Cracked or peeling skin.
Blisters on your feet.
Red patches of skin with a white, wet-looking surface.
If your athlete's foot gets worse, you might get other symptoms.
The skin on the soles of your feet might get thick and look leathery and red. This means the infection has spread to the sole of your foot. Source:
You might have a ring of scaly, reddish, raised skin on another part of your body, such as your leg. This is sometimes called ringworm
A ringworm is a type of fungus that causes infections in your skin. The medical word for it is tinea. A ringworm infection in your foot is called athlete's foot. It's caused by the same types of fungus that give you athlete's foot. And it can be treated with the same medicine.
You might have raised bumps or ridges on the soles of your feet.
Your skin might get hot, red and swollen. This could mean that you have a bacterial infection
You get an infection when viruses, bacteria, fungi or other tiny organisms get into your body. These bugs are so tiny that you can't see them without a microscope. For example, an infection in your airways causes the common cold. And an infection in your skin can cause rashes such as athlete's foot.
You'll need to take antibiotic treatment to get rid of this. Otherwise it might spread.
If you think you have a bacterial infection as well as athlete's foot, see your doctor.