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Can athlete’s foot cause any other, more serious, diseases?
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Dr. Kenneth Cheng
Family Medicine
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In brief: Other infections
Athletes foot, a fungal infection, can cause cracks and fissures in the skin, which can serve as an entry point for a bacterial skin infection leading to cellulitis.
Additionally, the fungal infection from athletes foot can also lead to a fungal infection of the toenails.

In brief: Other infections
Athletes foot, a fungal infection, can cause cracks and fissures in the skin, which can serve as an entry point for a bacterial skin infection leading to cellulitis.
Additionally, the fungal infection from athletes foot can also lead to a fungal infection of the toenails.
Dr. Kenneth Cheng
Dr. Kenneth Cheng
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In brief: Rarely, but yes.
Athlete's foot can cause blistering or cracks in the skin.
If these open wounds become infected that could lead to a more serious problem.

In brief: Rarely, but yes.
Athlete's foot can cause blistering or cracks in the skin.
If these open wounds become infected that could lead to a more serious problem.
Dr. Dennis Frisch
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