What Is Tinea Pedis?
Tinea pedis is a fungal infection of the feet that most often affects the spaces between toes (interdigital spaces). It is transmitted by human to human contact in warm humid environments, such as through shared towels and on wet floors in swimming pools, changing rooms and gymnasia.
It affects adults almost exclusively with men being more often affected than women. Tinea pedis is particularly prevalent in hot, tropical, urban environments. People who wear heavy industrial or military footwear and work where there are common shower and changing areas are more prone to developing this foot fungal infection.