Is athlete’s foot the same thing as a yeast infection?

Yes. Athlete's foot is a fungal infection (yeast) of the skin of the foot, brought on because of the warm moist environment created by the sock and shoe.
Treatments differ. The reason it is important to distinguish yeast vs dermatophytes is how we treat them. Some antifungals target only dermatophytes, some are better against yeast. Over the counter Lamisil (terbinafine) is more effective against dermatophytes (athlete's foot) and lotrimin better against yeast (jock itch). That said, the above 2 examples can have overlapping infections of both yeast and dermatophytes.
Nomenclature. Strictly speaking, yeast and molds fall under the broader category of fungi (which also include mushrooms). Athletes foot is a skin infection by a dermatophyte called trichophyton rubrum, these are hyphal fungi that only infects top layers of skin. The yeast infection we generally refer to is caused by candida albicans, a budding yeast, thrives in moist areas such as skin folds and mucosal areas.
Not quite. Both conditions are due to a fungal infection, just in different areas of the body. Both are also treated with anti-fungal creams (and pills for the yeast infection.).
Not exactly. Both athlete's foot and yeast infections are cause by organisms in the fungus family. Athletes foot can be caused by several different types of fungus as well as yeast. Many of the same medications which can be used to treat yeast infections will also benefit athlete's foot. A related condition, jock itch, can also be commonly caused by yeast as well as traditional fungi.

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I have pretty serious athletes foot and acne on my face. Could these be symptoms of a yeast infection?

The athletes foot. YES TINEA infection is a fungus like yeast but a different species ACNE NO it has NOTHING to with Yeast BTW a commonly held theory (more "popular years ago) was that subclinical yeast infection was responsible for a whole host of common disorders including Chronic Fatigue Syndrome...NONSENSE!!! Hope this helps! Dr Z. Read more...
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Follow up to white tongue question I also got jok itch athletes foot and sores in corner of mouth been told yeast infection anything I can take for it?

Disseminated Yeast? So you have fungal infection on your feet, in groin area and inside mouth? Do you sweat a lot? Do you routinely clean your mouth - twice a day brushing? How often you bathe and after shower do you dry your skin properly? Fungus likes warm moist parts of body. If you can keep yourself dry - you should avoid it from coming back. For now, you do need systemic and topical anti- fungal. Read more...
Infection. You may need oral anti fungal medication, check with your doctor. Read more...

Since I've been a kid until now, pink eye, athletes feet, yeast infection. Nothing goes away easily. Is there some connection?

Bad luck or hygiene. Most "pink eye" is caused by a viral infection on the inner part of the eyelid and thin moist "skin"covering the eyeball-called the conjunctiva. Once infected its called "conjunctivitis." you infect your eye when you touch a surface (or person) with the virus and rub your eye-transfering the virus. Frequent hand washing helps prevent this. Sharing towels or pillows can also cause infection. Read more...

Cold feet purple toes light headed dry mouth thirsty headaches hungry yeast infection (s) tired all the time hazy vision?

Diabetes Mellitus. Tested by checking the blood sugar, diabetes mellitus can cause elevations in glucose, in turn causing mental confusion, changes in the lens of the eye, lowered resistance to infection, polydipsia (excessive thirst), polyuria (excessive urination) and vascular changes. Present these findings to a physician, and the first diagnosis to rule out is hyperglycemia, gestational (pregnancy) or otherwise. Read more...
Multiple symptoms. First and foremost, please make an appointment asap with your family or internal medicine doctor. The symptoms you describe could be signs of diabetes or other metabolic conditions. Read more...