Athlete’s foot is a fungal infection of thefeet. It is also known as tinea pedis or ringworm of the foot.
Athlete's foot is an extremely common skindisorder with 70% people developing the infection at some time during theirlife.
One does not have to be an athlete to getathlete's foot. Anyone who wears moist shoes for long time can get it. The fungusthat causes it thrives in the warm and moist conditions found in mostshoes. It affects the sole of the feet but can spread to other parts of thebody including the palm or groin, specially the scrotum of men. This condition is called jock itch.
Cracked, flaking and peeling skin between thetoes or side of the foot is the most common symptom of athlete’s foot.
30-40% infections resolve without any treatment.Hygiene plays an important role in managing an athlete's foot infection.Keeping feet and footwear as dry as possible and avoiding sharing towels etc.,aids in the prevention of primary infection. Antifungal creams or powdershelp control the infection.
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