Athlete’s foot is a common foot infection. It causes cracked feet and water filled blisters that may itch or burn on the soles of the feet or between the toes. It can infect the toenails causing them to thicken and become discolored. Athlete’s foot is contagious and can lead to secondary bacterial infection if left untreated, especially for people with circulatory problems and diabetes. To cure this is infection and prevent it from coming back prompt treatment is recommended. This will also ensure that your family members and others won’t get it as well. Treatment involves identifying and removing the infection and medicating the toenails and surrounding skin. This will alleviate the affected toenails, inflammation as well as reduce the rash and blisters.