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Fancy Feet: Caring for Plantar Warts, Athlete’s Foot and Fungal Toenail Infections Athlete’s Foot: Signs and Symptoms

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The signs and symptoms of athlete’s foot can vary, depending on the type of athlete’s foot you have. In general, athlete’s foot causes your feet to feel itchy or burn. The skin can peel, be flaky and crack.

Type of Athlete’s FootLocationAppearance
Toe web infection
(Most common form)
Usually between the 4th and 5th toes or 3rd and 4th toes
Often spreads to the top and sole of the foot
White and scaly, flaky
There can be cracks in and breakdown of the skin
Moccasin-type infection Usually on both feet on the soles of the feet
Toenails are often affected
Soreness of the foot, scaling over large areas, mild inflammation
Vesicular-type infection
(More common in the summer months)
Sole of the foot Small blisters that may break and leak