Athlete's footOverview


Athlete's foot is a common fungal infection that affects your feet.


The main symptoms of athlete’s foot are itchy white patches and cracked skin, usually between the toes.


You can usually treat athlete's foot using antifungal creams, sprays or powders bought from a pharmacy. See a GP if these do not work.


You can catch athlete's foot from walking barefoot in places where someone else has it or touching the affected skin of someone with it.

Page last reviewed: 09/02/2018
Next review due: 09/02/2021