Let’s get one thing straight. You don’t need to be an athlete to get athlete’s foot!
Athlete’s foot is the colloquial term for tinea pedis, a fungal infection of the superficial layer of the skin. It manifests as scaling, itchy, red, inflamed conditions between your toes and/or the soles of your feet. Fungal spores thrive in warm, moist, humid environments and are highly contagious, spreading easily amongst family members and areas of the body if not treated correctly.
So maybe you love wearing your stylish new kicks without socks? Maybe your warm, trusty (manky?) moccasins are ready for a good wash? How often do you take a quick whiff of yesterday’s socks to save a load of washing (yes, we’ve all been there at some point!)? Maybe you frequent public spaces like swimming pools or shared facilities on the regular? All of these habits can manifest in athlete’s foot because they all