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Does the athlete's foot fungus infect the mouth?

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Dr. Sylvia Romm
Pediatrics
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In brief: 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).

In brief: 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).
Dr. Sylvia Romm
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