athlete's foot

  • Ask The Doctor: Itchy Feet

    The most common reason for continuous peeling of the skin is a fungal infection. During the summer months when the heat and humidity rise, a condition known as Tinea Pedis, or athlete’s foot, can appear with little warning.

    Every summer it seems my feet peel, yet they do not itch or hurt. I’ve tried athlete’s foot creams and foot lotion at night, but am still not having any luck. Even daily exfoliation doesn’t help. I try to wear open-toed shoes and sandals all summer long, yet this doesn’t help. Why does this happen?
    Answered by Dr. Sherri Greene