The fungus that causes this itchy rash thrives in the warm, dark, wet environment between your toes. The key is keeping your feet dry.
• Select well-ventilated shoes
Wear sandals, leather shoes or athletic styles with ventilation
holes that allow feet to breathe. Avoid shoes made of synthetic materials, such as vinyl or rubber.
• Alternate shoes
Don’t wear the same pair every day. Change wet shoes imme- diately. Don’t store out-of-season styles in plastic.
• Protect your feet in high-risk areas
Wear waterproof sandals or shoes around public pools, showers and locker rooms.
• Wear acrylic socks
When wearing closed-toe shoes, wear socks made of synthetic
fibers such as acrylic or polypropylene that wick away mois- ture. Cotton socks tend to absorb moisture from your feet.
• Change damp socks
If your feet sweat, change your socks twice a day.
• Use antifungal medications
For recurring infections, use an antifungal medication as per your doctor's prescription