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how do i know if i have athletes foot?

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Dr. Jeffrey Weinberg
Dermatology 28 years experience
Fungus: An md can do an exam to determine.
Dr. Dennis Frisch
Podiatry 39 years experience
2 Types of athlete's: There are 2 more usual presentations for athletes's foot. Acute appearance is usually several small blisters that have a clear or slightly yellow fluid. Sometimes breaks in the skin are seen. Chronic athlete foot is usually seen as dry, scaling whitish skin.

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A 21-year-old member asked:

What is likely to happen if I leave my athletes foot untreated?

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Dr. Barbara A Majeroni
Specializes in Family Medicine
It may stay around : Untreated athlete's foot sometimes gets better, but more often it persists- stays there for a vary long time and can get worse.
A 25-year-old member asked:

What kind of doctor should I see to get my athletes foot treated? A podiatrist, or is a family doctor fine?

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Dr. Kenneth Cheng
Family Medicine 31 years experience
Many options for you: Athlete's foot is caused by a fungal infection on the feet and/or toes. This can easily be treated by family physicians, internists, dermatologists, or podiatrists.
A 21-year-old member asked:

Can athletes foot cause any other, more serious, diseases?

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Dr. Kenneth Cheng
Family Medicine 31 years experience
Other infections: Athletes foot, a fungal infection, can cause cracks and fissures in the skin, which can serve as an entry point for a bacterial skin infection leading to cellulitis. Additionally, the fungal infection from athletes foot can also lead to a fungal infection of the toenails.
A 21-year-old member asked:

Can I get athletes foot if I get my nails done at a salon?

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Dr. Marsha Davis
Internal Medicine 28 years experience
Possibly: Depending on the hygiene of the salon and if someone before you had it!
A 21-year-old member asked:

Is it possible to have athletes foot and not know it?

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Dr. Marsha Davis
Internal Medicine 28 years experience
Yes: But only if you don't look for it.

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