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A 33-year-old member asked:

Why does my athletes foot itch so much?

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Dr. Ankur Dharia
Podiatry 22 years experience
Nerves affected: Athletes foot is mainly caused by fungus that affects the sensory nerves on the bottom of the feet. These nerves a stimulated which gives you the need to itch your feet. Seek a podiatrist for definitive treatment and get rid of that itch!

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A 30-year-old member asked:

What can be done about for athlete's foot/jock itch?

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Dr. Libby Putnam
Podiatry 13 years experience
Antifungals.: Athlete's foot is a fungal infection in the skin of your feet. It can happen between toes and along the soles of your feet. Change your shoes regularly and let them air out. Keep your feet clean, wear cotton socks, dry between your toes after showering, and use an antifungal cream on your feet. Some cases require a prescription, so see your doctor if things don't improve in a few weeks.

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