Athlete's Foot Treatment, Medications, Creams, and sprays

Medically Reviewed by Dr Sravya, MBBS, MS 


athlete's foot

Athlete’s foot is a relatively frequent condition. It is believed that between 3 and 15% of the population is afflicted. It is more common among men and the elderly. An athlete’s foot (tinea pedis) is a fungus that causes a fungal skin infection between the toes. Itching, scaling, cracking, and redness are common signs and symptoms. The skin may blister in rare circumstances. Athlete’s foot is similar to other fungal illnesses, including ringworm and jock itch. It is treatable with antifungal drugs, although the illness frequently recurs

Here are some frequently asked questions: How can we prevent athlete’s foot? How can we treat athlete’s  feet at home? What causes an athlete’s foot? what athlete’s foot exactly? What are the different types of athlete’s ?

How Can We Prevent Athlete Foot?

Athletes’s feet can be prevented and treated with a variety of preventative foot hygiene methods.

Some of these include:

What Is An Athlete’s Foot Exactly?

What Causes an Athlete's Foot?

1. Trichophyton rubrum causes the majority of athlete’s foot cases in the general population.

2. Trichophyton mentagrophytes are the most frequent molds that cause athlete’s foot and cause the majority of athlete’s foot cases among athletes.

3. Epidermophyton floccosum can also cause it.

What Are the Symptoms Of An Athlete's Foot?

One or both feet may be affected by the athlete’s foot. The following are common indications and symptoms:

Athlete's foot - Symptoms and causes

What Are the Different types Of Athletes' Feet?

Your symptoms are determined by the sort of athlete’s foot you have.

How Can We Diagnose and Treat Athlete's Foot?

1. Diagnosis:

2. Treatment:

1. Clotrimazole
2. Miconazole
3. Tolnaftate, or
4. Terbinafine is included in these products.

How can we treat athlete's foot at home?

Home remedies

Many natural or home therapies can be effective in eradicating the fungus responsible for athlete’s foot.

1. Tea tree oil (Melaleuca alternifolia):

2. Garlic:

How to prevent athletes foot

3. Hydrogen peroxide and iodine:

4. Hair dryer and talcum powder:

5. Baking soda (sodium bicarbonate)


An athlete’s feet are common fungal infections seen in athletes, which are caused by the growth of fungi in the moist area in between the toes. These include symptoms such as itching and color changes in the skin. These types are treated by oral first-line therapy, and for further information, patients need to consult a dermatologist.

Make an appointment

Applications are processed by the call center operators on weekdays from 8:00am to 8:00pm.

    A note to our visitors

    This website has updated its privacy policy in compliance with changes to European Union data protection law, for all members globally. We’ve also updated our Privacy Policy to give you more information about your rights and responsibilities with respect to your privacy and personal information. Please read this to review the updates about which cookies we use and what information we collect on our site. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our updated privacy policy.