Athlete’s foot occurs often in warm moist areas such as the space between the toes. The fungus that causes athletes foot is in many areas of our environment. It may be acquired from moist floors such as in swimming pool areas.
This 39-year-old construction worker complained of itching in the toe web space of his right foot. He wore heavy boots and perspired easily. White soft skin and scale appear to the toe web. He applied an over-the-counter medication such as Lamisil cream twice each day for 10 days. Eruption responded quickly. There are many other over-the-counter anti fungal medications that are effective.