What is Athlete’s Foot?
Athlete’s foot is a skin infection that is caused by fungus. This type of infection can actually occur anywhere on the body, but is called athlete’s foot when it occurs on the feet. Your feet are especially susceptible to infections caused by fungus because fungus thrives in dark, warm, and moist environments, like shoes, and is readily encountered in pools, showers, and locker rooms. It is also more common in warm weather due to increased sweating.