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

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Dr. Jeffrey Kass
Podiatry
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
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1 doctor agrees

In brief: Fungus infection

Little fungus is growing in the skin.
Irritating the surrounding tissue.

In brief: Fungus infection

Little fungus is growing in the skin.
Irritating the surrounding tissue.
Dr. Steven Frydman
Dr. Steven Frydman
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