In order to determine if you have athletes foot it is good to be aware of the signs, symptoms and also the conditions and disease. Athletes foot is also referred to as tinea pedis. Tinea pedis can be found between the fourth and fifth toes. With vesiculobullous tinea pedis blisters develop. Another type of tinea pedis is the moccasin type. The moccasin type covers the base and sides of the foot. Some of the signs and symptoms of athletes foot may be burning and itching of the feet. Feet may sting. Skin may be white and soggy. Athletes foot is a foot fungus. Fungal infections are very common skin diseases. Fungal infections or tinea can occur on different parts of the body. Tinea can affect the scalp, face, nails, hands and groin area. When tinea affects the groin area it is referred to as jock itch or ringworm. Athletes are at a higher risk for developing jock itch. Jock itch is very contagious.
Cellulitis can develop when bacteria enters the cracked skin of athletes foot. Cellulitis can be a complication of athletes foot fungus.
People with diabetes are at a higher risk for developing athletes foot. Diabetics with athletes foot should be treated immediately with an antifungal agent. People with diabetes have a higher incidence of candida infections of the foot. Diabetics with tinea pedis can lead to foot ulcers. Diabetics may require oral antifungals.