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Definition of Fungus, foot

Fungus, foot: Athlete's foot causes foot itching, burning, pain, and scaling. It is caused by a fungus and is treated with antifungal medications, many of which are available over-the-counter. Keeping the feet dry by using cotton socks and breathable shoes helps prevent athletes foot.

Source: MedTerms™ Medical Dictionary
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Last Editorial Review: 8/28/2013

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