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Why it itches from tinea pedis, is some chemical affecting the itch nerves?

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Dr. Roman Bronfenbrener
Dermatology 9 years experience
Sort of: Inflammation can manifest as itch due to stimulation of nerve fibers in the skin by chemicals like histamine and cytokines released by inflammatory cells.
Dr. Christopher Hendrix
Podiatry 27 years experience
Irritating: The fungal elements have infected the skin cells and essentially caused an inflammatory reaction, thus the redness and peeling and itching. Good hygiene antiseptic cleansers topical antifungals see your podiatrist.

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