I itch between my toes

I have been itching between my toes for the past two months. When I checked between my toes, I saw some whitish rashes. Kindly let me know what to do about it.

Daniel (by SMS)

 

Many things from an insect bite to fungus or eczema can trigger an itch between your toes.  However, with the discovery of white rashes between your toes, you must likely have a fungal infection. Tinea pedis is the scientific name for the condition most people know as athlete’s foot. It’s a contagious fungal infection that can cause red, cracked skin between your toes and on the soles of your feet. It can also cause some pretty intense itching and burning between your toes. If the fungal infection spreads, the itching and burning can spread, too. There are several antifungal treatments you can apply to the affected areas between your toes. These are available as powders, creams, and sprays. If this doesn’t work, your doctor may prescribe a prescription-strength topical antifungal or an oral antifungal medication. While you’re treating the infection, work hard to keep your feet clean and dry, especially in between your toes. Be sure to take a few extra minutes to dry between your toes after you’ve taken a shower or bath. During the day, use an antifungal powder to soak up perspiration in your socks and shoes. To prevent future infections, wear open slippers or other shoes to avoid walking around barefoot in public places. Also, avoid sharing socks, shoes, or towels with other people. Change your socks regularly if your feet get sweaty. Let your feet breathe when you’re at home by wearing open slippers or going barefoot.

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