Fungal Skin Infections

Picture of Athlete's Foot 2

Picture of Athlete's Foot (2 of 2)

Athlete's foot is a fungus that causes itching, redness, and cracking. Germs can enter through the cracks in your skin and cause an infection. Medicines that kill the fungus are used to treat athlete's foot. These medicines may be pills and/or creams applied directly to the problem area. Ask your doctor to recommend a medication for athlete's foot.

Reviewed by Melissa Conrad Stöppler, MD on October 17, 2008

Image Source: CDC / Dr. Lucille K. Georg

Text: WebMD Medical Reference in collaboration with The Cleveland Clinic - Diabetes and Foot Problems