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Dr. Arnold Beresh
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Athlete's Foot (Overview)

Also known as tinea pedis, this fungal infection causes red, itchy skin between the toes.


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Is fungus athlete's foot?

Is fungus athlete's foot?

Athlete's = fungus.: Athlete's foot is caused by tinea pedis, a fungus that causes foot itch. This can cause scaliness to red inflammation of the area involved. Other tests, like KOH prep show the fungus in the form of hyphae. ...Read more

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Dr. Arnold Beresh
413 doctors shared insights

Athlete's Foot (Overview)

Also known as tinea pedis, this fungal infection causes red, itchy skin between the toes.


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Athlete's foot (Tip)

Foot care is vital. Some diseases hurt foot nerves. Watch your feet closely. ...See more

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Treating Athlete's Foot (Checklist)

Dry well between your toes after your shower or bath
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Wear white cotton socks, especially in the summer
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Try to avoid scratching
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See your podiatrist if symptoms persist or do not improve
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How did I get athlete's foot?

How did I get athlete's foot?

Be sure it is : Be sure you have athlete's foot (tinea pedis). Many conditions can look like it but are something else, like dyshidrotic eczema, contact dermatitis or bacterial infection. If you're uncertain, have your doctor examine you for proper diagnosis. ...Read more

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Is athletes foot contagious?

Is athletes foot contagious?

Yes...: These types of fungi have the ability to infect normal tissue, so they can get into the skin without an obvious opening. ...Read more

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Athlete's foot (Tip)

Put foot lotion beside your bed, and apply each night before you sleep (but not between your toes!). ...See more

Dr. Payam Rafat Dr. Rafat
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Improving Foot Health (Checklist)

Inspect your feet daily
Daily
Dry well between your toes after you bathe
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Avoid putting creams or ointments between your toes
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Foot drop shoes

Foot drop shoes

Foot Drop Shoes: The only shoe type I have ever found useless for some of my patients with drop foot is some stable heel. Since it is hard to lift your foot past ankle neutral, the heel makes it easier to move from heel lift to propulsion. For a guy, probably cowboy boots would be the best, or dansko clog type shoes. Dr rich blake. ...Read more

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Dr. Marsha Davis Dr. Davis
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Athlete's foot (Tip)

If you wear spiked heels or shoes too tight you are bound for foot problems. ...See more

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What are the symptoms of athlete's foot?

What are the symptoms of athlete's foot?

See below: Athlete's foot is a fungal infection. Typically one would see scaly red skin that can crack and ooze clear fluid between the toes but can also involve the whole sole of the foot. It is typically very itchy. The skin can be very dry. Topical antifungal agents typically work pretty well. People often pick it up from shower floors where these fungi love to hang out. ...Read more

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Dr. Barbara Lavi Dr. Lavi
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Athlete's foot (Tip)

One of the most relaxing things u can do for your feet and mental health is 2 get a foot massage. ...See more

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Dancer foot care...Advice?

Dancer foot care...Advice?

Prevention...: Popper warm up and use of supportive shoes are important. If you are having a specific problem, have the feet evaluated by a professional. ...Read more

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What are the signs of athlete's foot?

What are the signs of athlete's foot?

Itching peeling skin: Athletes foot is a very common fungal infection that presents with itching to the feet and between the toes, peeling, cracking or scaling skin, odor from the feet, and small blisters with a clear fluid. See your doctor if these symptoms do not improve. ...Read more

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Dr. Pavel Conovalciuc Dr. Conovalciuc
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Athlete's foot (Tip)

Inspect feet daily. If found lesions, see doc asap. Don't walk bear foot. ...See more

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What causes athlete's foot?

What causes athlete's foot?

Fungus: Fungus lives almost everywhere and it loves dark, wet areas like a foot in a sock in a shoe... ...Read more

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Dr. Pavel Conovalciuc Dr. Conovalciuc
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Athlete's foot (Tip)

Inspect feet daily. No nail cutting if diabetic. No walking bear foot. ...See more