Athlete’s foot: Toe web type

Athlete’s foot is a fungal infection of the skin. Toe web type athlete’s foot often begins with skin that seems moist and pale white. Itching, burning, and a slight odor are often noticeable. As the infection progresses, the skin between the toes becomes scaly, peels, and cracks. Toe web infection is the most common…

Athlete's foot: Toe web type

Foot with toe web type athlete's foot between toes

Athlete's foot is a fungal infection of the skin. Toe web type athlete's foot often begins with skin that seems moist and pale white. Itching, burning, and a slight odor are often noticeable. As the infection progresses, the skin between the toes becomes scaly, peels, and cracks.

Toe web infection is the most common type of athlete's foot. It usually occurs between the fourth and fifth toes.

Current as ofApril 1, 2019

Author: Healthwise Staff
Patrice Burgess, MD, FAAFP - Family Medicine
Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine
Martin J. Gabica, MD - Family Medicine

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