10 Must-know Facts About Athlete's Foot

You don't need to be an athlete to suffer from athlete's foot. In fact, 20% of Americans are infected with tinea pedis on any given day. To prevent it, the first step should be to learn about it. Here are 10 must-know facts about athlete's foot, from what causes it to how to treat it.

1. Caused By Fungus

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Athlete's foot, or Tinea Pedis, is a fungal infection of the skin, which usually appears on the feet and between the toes. There are many different fungal species that can infect your foot, as claimed by Board-Certified Dermatologist Donna Hart. The most common species are Trichophyton rubrum, Trichophyton mentagrophytes, and Epidermophyton floccosum.

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