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Which microbe causes athletes foot?

Which microbe causes athletes foot?

There are more: Than one fungus the more common culprits are the dermatophytes. There is trichophytum rubrum and metagraphytes. These are the 2 main culprits. ...Read more

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Dr. Jordan Steinberg
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Athlete (Definition)

Ath·lete n. A person possessing the natural or acquired traits, such as strength, agility, and endurance, that are necessary for physical exercise or sports, especially those ...Read more


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Which fungus causes athletes foot?

Which fungus causes athletes foot?

See below: The three most common are trichophyton rubrum, epidermophyton floccosum, and trichophyton mentagrophytes. ...Read more

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Can athlete’s foot cause nail infections?

Can athlete’s foot cause nail infections?

Fungus among us: Yes, the fungus in your feet can creep into the nailbeds of your toes. Then the fungus gets into your nails. So if you're trying to get rid of toenail fungus, you should also watch out for and treat athlete's foot too. Good point! ...Read more

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What causes athletes foot and thickecking toenails?

What causes athletes foot and thickecking toenails?

Athlete's foot is: A fungal infection of the skin. Thickened nails are often fungal, but it can also happen from an injury or repeated microtrauma to the nails. ...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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Does the athlete's foot fungus infect the mouth?

Does the athlete's foot fungus infect the mouth?

Generally no: Athlete's foot is caused by a fungus that doctors call “tinea". It can occur on the body, where it's ringworm, because it often causes a ring-shaped, red, itchy rash on the skin. Some people, especially children, may get it on their scalp. An infection near the mouth is possible, but an infection inside the mouth would be very rare. A common mouth fungus would be thrush (a yeast called candida). ...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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Does kulitis amarathus spinosus have antifungal properties that can treat athlete's foot?

Does kulitis amarathus spinosus have antifungal properties that can treat athlete's foot?

Best I can tell: Is that it has astringent properties, which can be useful in drying out eczematous wounds. It does not appear to have antifungal properties. ...Read more

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What are symptoms of athlete's foot and foot fungus?

What are symptoms of athlete's foot and foot fungus?

Athletes foot: The symptoms are athletes foot include scaly skin with redness and pruritus which means itchiness. Also foot fungus can cause it an odor. ...Read more

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What can cause a secondary infection on athlete's foot secondary?

What can cause a secondary infection on athlete's foot secondary?

Foot infection: Athlete's foot is a fungal infection that can break down the normal covering of skin and render the area more susceptible to a secondary infection. Secondary infections can include bacterial infections. ...Read more

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What is the bacteria that often causes necrotizing fasciitis?

What is the bacteria that often causes necrotizing fasciitis?

As a single organism: The group a streptococcus is most common but many cases of nf are caused by a mixture of bugs, so-called synergistic gangrene ...Read more

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What symptoms does Trichophyton Rubrum cause for Athletes Foot?

What symptoms does Trichophyton Rubrum cause for Athletes Foot?

Itchy toes: Redness, itching and scaling between the toes and on the foot. ...Read more

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Can the fungus that causes athlete's foot affect your pancreas health at all?

Can the fungus that causes athlete's foot affect your pancreas health at all?

Fungus: No it can't . The organism that causes athlete's foot requires free air to survive. It cannot survive inside you or affect other organs as you have asked ( thankfully !) ...Read more

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Which foot powders can remove the verruca virus from your shoes?

Which foot powders  can remove the verruca virus from your shoes?

None...: I don't know of any powders that can remove (or kill) viral elements from your shoes. You can try a shoe sterilizer, which would be your best bet. http://www.sterishoe.com/. ...Read more

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Can athlete's foot rashes cause other types of infections if not treated?

Can athlete's foot rashes cause other types of infections if not treated?

Yes... If can: One infection can lead to another if the local area is open and exposed to external contaminants. ...Read more

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Can athletes foot spread to the lungs?

Can athletes foot spread to the lungs?

Athletes foot: Athletes foot is the common name for a skin infection of the foot caused by a fungus that lives in the skin cells. It is promoted by warm, moist, and dark conditions common to the foot. Fungal infections of the skin can arise anywhere in the skin where these conditions are present such as the groin or armpit. Skin fungus will not spread to or infect lung tissue. ...Read more

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Which microbe causes athletes foot?

There are more: Than one fungus the more common culprits are the dermatophytes. There is trichophytum rubrum and metagraphytes. These are the 2 main culprits. ...Read more

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Which fungus causes athletes foot?

See below: The three most common are trichophyton rubrum, epidermophyton floccosum, and trichophyton mentagrophytes. ...Read more

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Where do I go to find most common cause of athletes foot on top of foot?

Where do I go to find most common cause of athletes foot on top of foot?

Causes of athlete's : Fungus thrives in a moist, warm and dark environment. Using anti-perspirants on your feet is very helpful in preventing infection. ...Read more

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Hi I have a athletes foot its okay im using floucinonide cream for my af cause its cheaper cream like the other cream thanks?

Hi I have a athletes foot its okay im using floucinonide cream for my af cause its cheaper cream like the other cream thanks?

Athletes foot: Using cheaper creams is fine - but keep in mind that there is significant bioavailability and the actualy effective drug may vary between the different products. If you are using a cheaper product i would also suggest that you use an athletes foot powder as well. ...Read more

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What causes athletes foot and thickecking toenails?

Athlete's foot is: A fungal infection of the skin. Thickened nails are often fungal, but it can also happen from an injury or repeated microtrauma to the nails. ...Read more

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Had athletes foot. Now my body is feeling itchy, can foot fungus cause that ?

Had athletes foot. Now my body is feeling itchy, can foot fungus cause that ?

Doubtful: Foot fungus uncommonly spreads to the rest of the body. One must consider other causes of your itching if persistent, especially if no rash is present. ...Read more

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Can sweaty feet cause athletes foot?

Can sweaty feet cause athletes foot?

Moisture and fungus: Sweaty feet are conducive to fungal growth. Both moisture and fungus are essential for athletes foot. Unfortunately the causative fungi are normally present in the environment. See this site for more info. http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/athletes-foot/ds00317. ...Read more

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Could sweaty feet alone cause athletes foot?

Could sweaty feet alone cause athletes foot?

Not by itself: not by itself but it certainly promotes the growth of the fungus that causes athletes foot. Try using an OTC antifungal powder like Tinactin (tolnaftate) or generics. The type of fungus that causes not by itself foot are called dermatophytes. You can google it. ...Read more

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Need doctor's help! will mushrooms cause athletes foot?

Need doctor's help! will mushrooms cause athletes foot?

No...: There are a few different fungal organisms that cause athlete's foot and mushrooms are not among them. ...Read more

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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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What works to remove the hard skin on the feet that is caused by athletes foot fungus?

What works to remove the hard skin on the feet that is caused by athletes foot fungus?

Callused skin: Foot fungus and callused skin can be two different diagnosis.. if you are concerned an exam or photo will help in determining the correct diagnosis and proper treatment plan specific to you. There are wonderful natural products that get rid of callused skin on the bottom of the feet as well as athlete's feet! ...Read more

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Can athletes foot cause groin lymph node pain?

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Can athletes foot cause groin lymph node pain?

GroinLymphadenopathy: Athlete's foot (tinea pedis) doesn't by itself cause groin lymph node pain, as it is a fungal condition limited to the skin--unless there is concomitant foot infection--. Pain in a groin lymph node suggests inguinal lymphadenopathy, w/c is usually caused by infection or metastatic tumor/malignancy in the foot or elsewhere in lower limb, in w/c case it is imperative to seek prompt medical attention. ...Read more

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What symptoms does Trichophyton Rubrum cause for Athletes Foot?

Itchy toes: Redness, itching and scaling between the toes and on the foot. ...Read more

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How to know what is athletes foot tinea pedis doing to the feet to cause itching?

Irritation: It is a fungal infection of the skin that causes inflammation and irritation that leads to itching. Topical medicine works most of the time, but sometimes need pills. ...Read more

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What causes jock itch/athletes foot/ringworm/tinea?

What causes jock itch/athletes foot/ringworm/tinea?

Dermatophytes: Jock itch and athletes foot are caused by fungi called dermatophytes. They are normal inhabitants of our skin. If conditions such as moisture and warmth are excessive these dermatophytes grow , thrive and cause fungal infections. These fungal infections can spread from body part to body part and even from person to person. Keep the areas dry and clean. If you get an infection there are otc meds. ...Read more

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Can I use athletes foot spray to cure itching caused by possible thrush?

Can I use athletes foot spray to cure itching caused by possible thrush?

Not likely: Thrush is a fungul infection occurring in the mouth. Athletes foot spray is used on the skin. If your experiencing itching on the skin other then your foot it might work. To be sure it's a fungus it's always better to see your doc. ...Read more

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Can athletes foot cause a pinky toe to swell up and cause pain half way up a foot to the point of intense pain and unable to walk?

Can athletes foot cause a pinky toe to swell up and cause pain half way up a foot to the point of intense pain and unable to walk?

This does not sound: like athlete's foot. Athlete's foot is a fungal infection, which causes a red, itchy and possibly slightly painful rash, but does not cause the kind of pain and swelling you are describing. Please see your doctor to get properly evaluated and treated. ...Read more

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Dr. Arnold Beresh
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Athlete's Foot (Definition)

Also known as tinea pedis, this fungal infection causes red, itchy ...Read more