Athlete’s be called Tinea pedis-It’s caused by the fungus,

Athlete’s FootBy:Paul KimCommon & Scientific Name-Athlete’s Foot, can also be called Tinea pedis-It’s caused by the fungus, Trichophyton rubrumClassification-Eukarya, Fungi, Sac Fungi, Eurotiomycetes, Onygenales, Arthrodermataceae, Trichophyton, Trichophyton rubrum Symptoms -itchy blisters on feet-thick, crumbly, discolored toenails-skin on feet peel and crack (most of the time on the soles and between the toes)Mode of Transmission & Location-Mildly Contagious, it can be spread through either direct contact with the infection or by skin particles left on towels, shoes, or floors-You can find this disease mainly in locker rooms, showers, and swimming poolsTreatment-Athlete’s foot can often initially  be treated with OTC (over-the-counter) topical antifungal medications or prescription medications to help aid the process-If these were not to be effective, you could use some long term treatments such as home remedies (soaking your feet in salt water or diluted vinegar to help dry up the blisters), or tea tree oil to help kill the spreading of the fungi slowlyPrognosis-If athlete’s foot were left untreated, the cracks and the skin blisters left by the athlete’s foot could lead to severe bacterial infections-If athlete’s foot were to be treated, it could take a few weeks or even up to a few months to fully heal. -It can lead to a major bacterial infection, but it cannot kill.Prevention-There are several ways to prevent athlete’s foot spreading throughout the body and onto others-Some of the best ways are to wash your feet with warm water and soap everyday, don’t share footwear with others, and to always wear breathable materials for your feet to rest inResources-