Athlete’s Foot, which appears as white, itching, scaling and blistering skin, is a fungal infection and is not contagious. In fact, it more often affects diabetics and those who are overweight than it does the athlete. This microscopic plant (fungus) roots itself in hot, wet or lacerated skin between or around the toes and may lie dormant for some time before making its presence known when the environment is right.
Excessive sweating with little or no room for evaporation is a catalyst for its development and this may be why it does occasionally affect the athlete.
It is important to allow the foot to dry in the air when possible; and be sure to dry the skin thoroughly between the toes after bathing. Wear natural-fibre socks to absorb perspiration.