I’m hoping by now all of my readers are aware that it’s not a good idea to walk with bare feet outdoors. Shoes are a necessity outside, whether you’re running through the grass, entering the locker room, or getting ready to jump into the community pool. They guard you against cuts, scrapes, germs, and that most dreaded organism: foot fungus!
Tinea pedis, or more commonly known as athlete’s foot, is a fungal infection that affects the skin of the feet. It often starts as an itchy scaly rash between the toes or on the soles of the feet. This itching may be accompanied by stinging and burning, and if left untreated, can cause cracks and blisters to form on the skin, leading to a potential bacterial infection.