Please see your GP if:

  • symptoms don’t improve or worsen after using an athletes foot treatment
  • your foot or leg is hot, painful and red as this could indicate a serious infection
  • infection spreads to other parts of your body for example – your hands
  • you have diabetes – foot problems are more serious if you have diabetes
  • you have a weakened immune system
  • you are pregnant or elderly

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