What symptoms are caused by athlete's foot infection?
Athlete's foot infection causes mild to severe itch in the affected area. There are three main types of athlete's foot infection. Each affects different parts of the foot, looks different, and may be treated differently.
Toe web (interdigital) infection. This infection is the most common type of athlete's foot, usually occurring between the fourth and fifth toes. It can range from mild scaling of the skin to more severe breakdown (maceration) of the skin. The fungal infection may also be accompanied by a bacterial infection. Bacteria that are normally present on the skin infect the broken skin. Bacteria may also cause foot odor.