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 such as clotrimazole (Lotrimin AF), terbinafine (Lamisil-AT) or miconazole (Micatin, Zeasorb-AF). If an infection lasts longer than four weeks, see your doctor.