“Tinea pedis” or popularly known as athlete’s foot is a common a fungal infection of the skin of the foot—normally found between the toes—caused by parasitic fungi called “trichophyton”.
This skin condition is considered common to people ages 15 and above. Although some symptoms may occur to children 12 years and below, experts say that these are not serious indications of athlete’s foot but skin allergy or any other skin condition.
Knowing The Causes
Statistics show that almost 70 to 80 percent of the world’s population has experienced athlete’s foot at one point of their lives. This is because it can easily be acquired by direct contact with the things or person who has been infected with the fungi.