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Athlete’s Foot

Athlete’s foot is a common infection of the skin and nails characterized by itching, scaling, redness, and the formation of small blisters. In general the lesions start between the toes and can extend to the borders and bottom of the foot. The fungus has the potential to spread to the toenails, causing them to become thickened, discoloured, and painful. In this case the infection is called onychomycosis . While this infection is common among athletes, keep in mind that it can affect athletes and non-athletes alike.

Causes

What can you do?

Change your shoes regularly and wear acrylic or cotton socks.

What might a podiatrist do?