Athlete’s foot is an infection of the feet caused by fungus. The medical term is Tinea Pedis. Athlete’s foot may last for a short or long time and may come back after treatment. The most common symptom is cracked, flaking, peeling skin between the toes. The affected area is usually red and itchy. You may feel burning or stinging, and there may be blisters, oozing or crusting. In addition to the toes, the symptoms can also occur on the heels, palms and between the fingers. Over-the-counter antifungal powders or creams can help control the infection. These generally contain miconazole, clotrimazole or tolnaftate.