Chapter 37. Athlete's Foot

  1. Hywel Williams MSC, PhD, FRCP Professor Dermato-Epidemiology Co-ordinating Editor
  1. Fay Crawford DPodM, MSc, PhD DH/CSO Post-Doctoral Fellow

Published Online: 14 JAN 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9781444300161.ch37

Evidence-Based Dermatology, Second Edition

Evidence-Based Dermatology, Second Edition

How to Cite

Crawford, F. (2008) Athlete's Foot, in Evidence-Based Dermatology, Second Edition (ed H. Williams), Blackwell Publishing Ltd., Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444300161.ch37

Editor Information

  1. Centre of Evidence-Based Dermatology, Nottingham University Hospital NHS Trust, Queen's Medical Centre, Nottingham, UK

Author Information

  1. Division of Community Health Sciences: General Practice Section, The University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 14 JAN 2009
  2. Published Print: 11 APR 2008

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405145183

Online ISBN: 9781444300161



  • athlete's foot or tinea pedis;
  • fungal skin infections - scaling, fissuring, pruritus, itching;
  • allylamine creams in athlete's foot;
  • fungal creams in athlete's foot treatment;
  • allylamine cream (terbinafine or naftifine);
  • topical antifungal compounds - well tolerated in athlete's foot


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Background

  • Questions

  • References