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What is difference between tinea pedis and tinea cruris?

What is difference between tinea pedis and tinea cruris?

Only location: Tinea refers to the fungal infection of skin. Tinea pedis (pedis=foot) is athlete's foot, and tinea cruris (cruris=crotch) is jock itch. They differ only in location, and are treated the same way. ...Read more

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Dr. Arnold Beresh
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Athlete's Foot (Definition)

Medical term is tinea pedis. It is a fungal infection of the skin of the feet. It is usually seen as red, itchy skin between the toes and ...Read more


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How can you get tinea pedis?

How can you get tinea pedis?

Any where: You can catch it anywhere by walking barefoot. ...Read more

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Which part of an athletes body would be affected by tinea pedis?

Which part of an athletes body would be affected by tinea pedis?

Pedis=feet: Tinea refers to a skin infection due to a fungus and if it on the feet then it is tinea pedis (athelete's foot). If you have it in the groin (jock itch) then it is tinea cruris, on the scalp it is tinea capitis. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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I applied medication for tinea pedis but it doesn't help? Been using it 1.5 weeks already?

I applied medication for tinea pedis but it doesn't help?  Been using it 1.5 weeks already?

Takes a minimum : Of 2-4 weeks of religious use. If it is somewhat better in 1.5 weeks, stick with it. If not, then see a doctor and get a prescription for a different antifungal. In addition, sometimeswhat you think is tinea pedis is something else which needs to be diagnosed and treated properly. ...Read more

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What is athletes foot tinea pedis doing to the feet that makes or causes itching?

What is athletes foot tinea pedis doing to the feet that makes or causes itching?

Good question.: Athletes foot is caused by a fungal infection. The fungus is likely causing skin irritation in some manner. A mosquito bites and causes an inflammatory response. I am not sure if the fungus actually nibbles at you as they are microscopic and we don't see them, but i assume they are irritating the skin in some capacity. ...Read more

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I am wondering why it itches from tinea pedis?

I am wondering why it itches from tinea pedis?

Tinea pedis is: A fungus which is a living organism. It lives on skin by eating from the keratin layer of the skin. The body recognizes the fungus as a foreign body and as a result histamine gets released. Histamine causes certain reactions like itching, or sneezing, watery eyes...Many of the allergy like responses. ...Read more

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

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

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. ...Read more

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Is chronic athlete's foot (tinea pedis) treatable?

Tinea pedis: Sure tine pedis is curable. I would try a topical anti fungal such as Ertaczo once a day. If it does not get better in 1 month then you might have to start oral medication with topical. ...Read more

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What is the relationship between tinea pedis and plantar dyshidrosis?

What is the relationship between tinea pedis and plantar dyshidrosis?

2 different things : T. Pedis is a fungal infection usually easily treated with an anti fungal antibiotic. On the other hand, plantar dyshydrosis is not an infection but dry skin on the plantar surface of your foot (the part that rests on the ground). ...Read more

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Dr. Karen Glover
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Jock Itch (Definition)

The medical term is tinea cruis. It is a fungal infection of the skin in the groin area. The skin usually turns red ...Read more