HomeHealthAthlete’s Foot Infection Evie Dawson December 28, 2015 Health The dampness in the environment coupled with your moist skin can play a perfect host to the growth and proliferation of dermatophytes, a fungi that causes Athlete’s foot “ Tinea pedis”. Some of the indications that tell us about the infection’s entry into our skin include itching, drying, scaling, flaking and blistering. This skin infection can lead to inflammation of the lymphatic vessel. It can be treated with clotrimazole to be taken 2-3 times a day for at least four weeks or econazole twice a day. Besides this, it can be prevented with measures such as washing feet with antifungal soap, keeping skin dry with talcum powder or otherwise especially between toes, changing socks regularly and abandoning tight-fitting footwear. Reference:Herpes What is Athlete’s Foot?