Athlete's foot is an infection, also called tinea pedis, caused when various types of fungus invade the skin. It usually occurs between the toes but can also occur on the bottom and sides of the feet, and it is contagious. It can spread to other parts of the body on contact, and can cause jock itch. Learn more about athlete’s foot.
Athlete's foot is most commonly contracted by coming into contact with an infected person or an object/surface that has a fungus on it. Walking barefoot in locker rooms, public pools, or shower areas may increase the risk of contracting athlete's foot.
People are most susceptible to athlete's foot when their feet are sweating or lack proper ventilation. Shoes create the ideal environment for fungus growth, as they provide a warm and moist environment.
Tinactin® products contain tolnaftate, a highly active fungicidal agent. Clinical studies have shown that the active ingredient in Tinactin is effective in preventing athlete’s foot when used once or twice daily.
The active ingredient in Tinactin® (tolnaftate) prevents fungus development. Symptoms like itching and burning normally resolve quickly upon treatment. As the fungus is eliminated, the redness will also improve. Use as directed to achieve a complete cure and minimize the risk of a new outbreak.
To treat athlete's foot, apply a Tinactin® athlete's foot product twice a day for four weeks. Disappearing symptoms does not imply that the condition is cured. If the fungus hasn't been killed, it is likely to reappear. Following label directions for use will minimize risk of a new outbreak.
Jock itch, also called tinea cruris, is a highly contagious skin infection caused by various types of fungus, similar to those that cause athlete's foot. It infects the surrounding areas of the groin and inner thighs. Learn more about jock itch.
To treat jock itch, apply a Tinactin® jock itch product twice a day for two weeks. Disappearing symptoms does not imply that the condition is cured. If the fungus hasn't been killed, it is likely to reappear. Following label directions for use will minimize the risk of a new outbreak.