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Athlete's Foot

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Athlete's foot facts

  • Athlete's foot is a common skin infection of the webs of the toes and soles of the feet.
  • When caused by a fungus, athlete's foot may spread to the palms, groin, and body.
  • Fungal infections of the feet are contagious and can be spread person to person or by walking on contaminated objects and floors.
  • Athlete's foot may cause foot itching, burning, pain, and scaling.
  • When athlete's foot is caused by a fungus, it can be treated with antifungal medications, many of which are available over the counter.
  • Keeping the feet dry by using cotton socks and breathable shoes can help prevent athlete's foot.
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 12/19/2013

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