Starting off on the Right Foot. As the fall approaches and many students head back to school and college—and to their sports teams, they have a lot more on their minds this upcoming semester than hitting the books and making grades. They have to think about athlete’s foot.

What is It?

According to the Mayo Clinic, athlete’s foot is a fungal infection that is usually found between the toes. It is often caused by immense sweating and wearing tight shoes—such as soccer cleats. Symptoms include a foul odor, itching, peeling skin, and even a rash.

Toe Treatment

Most treatment remedies can be found over-the-counter at any local drug store. Some of these include anti-fungal sprays, powders, creams, and so on. While it’s fairly easy to treat, there are some severe cases that require a visit to the doctor.