As athletes foot is quite contagious, you can pick this infection up by:

  • walking barefoot in places where someone else has athletes foot for eg – changing rooms, showers
  • touching the affected skin of someone with athletes foot

You are more likely to catch this infection if your feet are wet or sweaty or if the skin on your feet is damaged.

Although all of our content is written and reviewed by healthcare professionals, it should not be substituted for or used as medical advice. If you have any questions about your health, please speak to your doctor.

Authored Sep 08, 2021 by Joseph Issac, MPharm
Reviewed Sep 08, 2021 by Prabjeet Saundh, MPharm