Is Athlete's Foot A Fungal Infection?

Whether you are an athlete, someone who exercises regularly, or just someone who spends hours at the office in those sweaty shoes and socks, you are at equal risk of developing athlete’s foot.

Most people don't realize this but Athlete's Foot is part of a larger family of fungal infections that include nail fungus, jock itch, and ringworm.

Athlete’s foot may spread to the groin area and become jock itch, or the other way around. It can also spread to the nails and become nail fungus.

As a natural physician, my patients often seek advice on how to manage health concerns with natural remedies.

I have recently had an increased number of patients suffering with recurring Athlete's Foot and it prompted me to dig deeper into the best way to help them.

The questions that most of my patients are asking is, is Athlete's Foot a fungal infection and how do you get rid of it fast?

Yes, Athlete’s Foot is a fungus and is called tinea pedis. It is a contagious fungal infection that affects the skin on the feet. It can also spread to the toenails and the hands.

It is called Athlete’s Foot because it’s commonly seen in athletes. Because it’s a fungus, it thrives in the moist, warm climate of your gym locker room, bathrooms, nail salons, pool areas and showers.

It’s possible for symptoms of athlete’s foot to clear up on their own. However, treatment is usually needed to get rid of the itchiness, skin flaking and redness. The most effective home remedies include using essential oils, apple cider vinegar, and topical natural, antifungal sprays.

I have compiled a comprehensive list of the most effective natural remedies to get relief from Athlete's Foot for good. But before we get into that, let's answer some other questions you may have about the condition.

Dr. Angela Walk

Wellness Physician

Founder of Nashville Organix