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Why it itches from tinea pedis, is some chemical affecting the itch nerves?

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In brief: Irritating

The fungal elements have infected the skin cells and essentially caused an inflammatory reaction, thus the redness and peeling and itching.
Good hygiene antiseptic cleansers topical antifungals see your podiatrist.

In brief: Irritating

The fungal elements have infected the skin cells and essentially caused an inflammatory reaction, thus the redness and peeling and itching.
Good hygiene antiseptic cleansers topical antifungals see your podiatrist.
Dr. Christopher Hendrix
Dr. Christopher Hendrix
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1 doctor agrees

In brief: Sort of

Inflammation can manifest as itch due to stimulation of nerve fibers in the skin by chemicals like histamine and cytokines released by inflammatory cells.

In brief: Sort of

Inflammation can manifest as itch due to stimulation of nerve fibers in the skin by chemicals like histamine and cytokines released by inflammatory cells.
Dr. Roman Bronfenbrener
Dr. Roman Bronfenbrener
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