Athlete’s foot, also known as tinea pedis, is a fungal infection of the foot. As the name suggests, the disease mostly affects athletes and is contagious in nature. It is a fungal infection of the skin and usually starts between the toes. We have easy and quick treatment options available for athlete’s foot.
The disease is caused by a microscopic fungus that resides on the dead tissue of the hair, epidermis and
toenails. There are four types of fungus that can cause athlete’s foot. The most common of these fungi is
The symptoms and signs of this disease will vary from patient to patient, however the common signs are:
Do not take any itchy, scaly skin as athlete’s foot. The best way to diagnose athlete’s foot is to have the doctor scrape the skin and examine it under a microscope to identify any fungus.
Athlete’s foot is treated with antifungal medication that is applied on the affected area. If the case is severe your doctor will give you oral medication as well. In both cases, you need to keep your feet clean and dry since fungus has humid habitat.
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