FootShield PLUS cures most: athlete's foot (tinea pedis) and ringworm (tinia corporis). FootShield PLUS effectively soothes and relieves: itching, burning, cracking and helps prevent most athlete's foot coming back with daily use. FootShield PLUS soothes, heals, cures and protects. Athlete’s foot (tinea pedis) is a skin irritation frequently caused by fungal infection. Fungal infections of the feet are contagious and may be contracted in gyms, locker rooms, swimming pools, nail salons, airport security lines, etc. Most people contract the condition by walking barefoot on surfaces contaminated with the fungus. Athlete’s foot can potentially spread to other body parts and among family members. The fungi thrive in warm, moist areas spreading to the groin, palm and body. Ringworm (tinea corporis), previously believed to be caused by worms is a fungal infection of the skin’s surface. Ringworm is especially common in children. Ringworm is contagious and can be transmitted by person to person contact, sharing personal care items, contact with contaminated surfaces in locker rooms, swimming pools, and by contact with dogs and cats. The fungi thrive in warm, moist areas such as groin and between toes.