Athlete’s Foot, also known as tinea pedis, is caused by fungal infection. In Malaysia’s climate where the environment is exceptionally hot and humid, those who work or exercise in tight, closed-toe shoes for long hours are prone to fungal infection. The symptoms include blister, cracks and peeling. To prevent this, personal hygiene is important. Avoid soap-based or alcohol-based cleanser as it will strip away skin’s natural sebum, damage the skin barrier, leaving skin vulnerable to irritants. The skin become easily irritated and itchy. The more you wash, the more you itch. Break the itch-scratch cycle.