Athlete’s foot

This is a contagious fungal and bacterial infection that occurs on the feet, usually between the toes (typically the fourth and fifth toes), on the soles, or on the sides of the foot. It can cause the feet to itch, burn, and become dry and flaky, and can cause discomfort as the condition spreads and worsens over time.                           Athlete’s foot is medically known as tinea pedis, or ringworm of the feet. Athlete’s foot is so named because many sufferers are athletes, who spent a lot of their time sweating and going into public showers, gyms, locker rooms, and other damp, warm places. But you don’t have to be an athlete to suffer from athlete’s foot. Fungi thrive in warm, damp places. Our shoes are a perfect example. During warmer weather, doctors see an increase in athlete’s foot.

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