Athlete’s foot is a common skin infection caused by fungus. As many as 70% of people contract athlete’s foot in their lifetime. It’s highly contagious, itchy, irritating, and can lead to infections or more serious conditions.
There are a variety of athlete’s foot symptoms to watch out for. Often, the infection starts between the toes and can spread to the rest of the foot. Common athlete’s foot symptoms are a red raised rash, dry flaky skin, or moist rubbery skin between the toes. It can also be itchy, stinging, or burning, but these specific athlete’s foot symptoms aren’t present in all cases.