Have you ever noticed your feet often itch or become scaly in appearance? If you have, you may be suffering from a fungal skin infection. Fungus commonly attacks the feet because shoes create a warm, dark, and humid environment, encouraging fungus growth. The warmth and dampness of swimming pools, showers, and locker rooms, are also breeding grounds for fungi.
Athlete’s Foot, a fungal skin infection, is often picked up in locker rooms and showers. The name came from a firm trying to sell anti-fungal creams. Previously, it was called “policeman’s foot,” but it seems people like to think of themselves more as athletes than policemen.
However, not all fungus conditions are Athlete’s Foot. Other conditions may also mimic a fungal infection, such as eczema, psoriasis, or disturbances in the sweat’s reaction to dyes or adhesives in shoes.