Athlete's foot is a common fungal infection caused by a fungus called Tinea Pedis. It also called ringworm of the foot and dermatophytosis. The condition easily spreads in public places such as crowded rooms or halls, public showers, locker rooms and fitness centers.
Athlete's foot is a common fungal infection caused by a fungus called Tinea Pedis. It also called ringworm of the foot and dermatophytosis.
The condition easily spreads in public places such as crowded rooms or halls, public showers, locker rooms and fitness centers.
Athlete s foot usually affects the spaces between the toes but can spread to toe nails and the soles and sides of the feet.
These organisms infect the superficial layer of the skin sprouting like tendrils and in response to this fungal growth, the skin becoming thick and scaly.
A group of mold-like fungi called dermatophytes (Tinea Pedis) causes athlete s foot.
The symptoms of athlete s foot include:
Most infections respond well to ointments which include:
Read more about Athlete s Foot at www.mayoclinic.com/health/athletes-foot/DS00317
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