Understanding athlete’s foot
Your exact athlete’s foot symptoms will depend on the type of athlete’s foot you have. Two common forms of athlete’s foot are:
Interdigital Athlete’s Foot
This form of athlete’s foot is the most common and occurs in the spaces between your toes. The third and fourth toe web spaces are most commonly affected and show symptoms such as red, scaly, flaky patches between your toes and cracking or splitting of the skin between your toes. If your feet are moist this may appear as softening, whitening and splitting of the skin between your toes. Interdigital tinea pedis is often accompanied by symptoms of burning or itchy feet and toes.
Moccasin Athlete’s Foot
Moccasin infections affect the soles, heels and sides of the foot where the skin may become dry, scaly and thickened. As the moccasin variety of athlete’s foot causes dryness and scaling of the feet it can be easy to mistake it for eczema or dry skin.