Athlete’s foot is a fungus. Typically, it occurs more in males than in females. It is usually between the toes or on the bottom of the feet. It is never curable. Although companies that make medications would like you to believe it is, it is not. Until we figure out why certain people get the fungus and other people don’t, we are not going to have a cure for it. It is very treatable however with topical creams. Sometimes it is severe enough that they will need to take an antifungal antibiotic to get it under control, and they use the cream to prevent it. If they sweat a lot, they need to use an absorbent powder that has an antifungal built into it for prevention.