Athlete’s foot (tinea pedis) is a fungal infection of the skin of the feet that is a form of ringworm. Fungal infections commonly occur on the feet because fungus thrives in warm, moist, and dark environments like shoes. Athlete’s foot usually presents as itchy, dry, and scaling skin on the soles of the feet and in between the toes. When the condition worsens, inflammation, cracks, and blisters may occur, and the area may even become infected with a bacteria. The fungus can also spread to other areas of the body, including toenails leading to a condition called onychomycosis. Many people who have Athlete’s foot on their feet don’t even realize that they have the condition. Many patients try to treat Athlete’s Foot using the counter products. While these may temporarily relieve symptoms, they may not address the underlying cause, and the condition can easily return. Seeing a specialist is important when a patient has any kind of infection so the problem can be properly treated so it does not persist or worsen.