Fungal infections may affect the skin (athletes foot) or nails (onychomychosis) on your feet. Feet which are prone to sweating, maceration, and dampness or not dried enough after showering will be prone to fungal infection.
For information on Fungal Nail Infection, see
A fungal infection on the skin of the feet, is called tinea pedis or Athletes Foot.
There are 3 main types of fungal infection. The symptoms will vary depending on which type of fungal infection you have.
1. Interdigital Fungal Infection. This is a fungal infectioin that occurs between the toes (interdigitally). In most cases this will start between the forth and fifth(baby) toes.
Symptoms : your skin may be white, red, peeling or scaly. There may be a rash which can have a smell or give off a discharge.
2. Moccasin Fungal Infection. When the fungal infection covers the sole of your foot its called a moccasin infection. Sometimes a rash spreads along your heel and up the side of your foot also.
Symptoms : your feet may feel sore, dry or slightly itchy. Later on the skin thickens, cracks or peels.
3. Vesicular Fungal Infection. This can happen anywhere on the foot and is characterised by blisters.
Symptoms: Small red blisters appear on soles or between toes. The rash may feel itchy or painful. If the blisters burst you could get a bacterial infection and need antibiotics.