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What is athlete's foot?

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Dr. Ellen Wenzel
Podiatry
11 doctors agree

In brief: Fungal Infection

Athlete's foot is a fungal infection of the skin.

In brief: Fungal Infection

Athlete's foot is a fungal infection of the skin.
Dr. Ellen Wenzel
Dr. Ellen Wenzel
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Dr. Howard Fox
Podiatry
4 doctors agree

In brief: As others pointed

out, athlete's foot is caused by a fungus infection of the skin.
It's spread by fungal spores which don't wash out or are killed by the heat of a drier, and spores live 30 days. While any topical OTC anti-fungal will clear up an athlete's foot condition in a few days, it's important to use it for at least 30 days while the spores are still around or it usually recurs.

In brief: As others pointed

out, athlete's foot is caused by a fungus infection of the skin.
It's spread by fungal spores which don't wash out or are killed by the heat of a drier, and spores live 30 days. While any topical OTC anti-fungal will clear up an athlete's foot condition in a few days, it's important to use it for at least 30 days while the spores are still around or it usually recurs.
Dr. Howard Fox
Dr. Howard Fox
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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Tinea pedis rash

Tinea pedis, or athlete's foot, is caused by a fungus (often by t.
Rubrum fungus) that can be on locker room floors or other people's footwear. If the fungus is able to take hold on the skin cells and start growing, one will get the athlete's foot rash. Tinea pedis should be treated to relieve symptoms and also to prevent it from spreading to the toenails.

In brief: Tinea pedis rash

Tinea pedis, or athlete's foot, is caused by a fungus (often by t.
Rubrum fungus) that can be on locker room floors or other people's footwear. If the fungus is able to take hold on the skin cells and start growing, one will get the athlete's foot rash. Tinea pedis should be treated to relieve symptoms and also to prevent it from spreading to the toenails.
Dr. Robert Kwok
Dr. Robert Kwok
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In brief: Fungal

Infection.

In brief: Fungal

Infection.
Dr. Alan Ettinger
Dr. Alan Ettinger
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