What is athlete’s foot?
It is a type of fungal infection which grows in the areas which are moist between the toes and often on other area of the feet. Athlete’s foot normally causes stinging, itching as well as burning.
The scientific name for athlete’s foot is tinea pedis and is linked to other infections caused by fungi with names which are similar, including:
Tinea corporis or ringworm of the body
This causes a scaly, red circle or ring of rash which develops on the top layer of the skin.
Tinea cruris or Jock itch
This causes a rash which affects the genitals, buttock as well as the inner areas of the upper thighs
Tinea capitis or Ringworm in the scalp
This type of infection is more frequent in children. It consists of itchy, red patches in the scalp which leaves patches of baldness.
Symptoms and signs of athlete’s foot are many, but an individual possibly will not develop all of them:
- Stinging, itching as well as burning in between the toes
- Stinging, itching as well as burning of the feet on the soles
- Blisters which are itchy
- Peeling and cracking skin, on the soles of the feet as well as in between the toes
- Dryness of the skin which is excessive and located on the sides or bottoms of the feet
- Thick, crumby, ragged, discolored toenails which in some case are separating from the nail beds
Onychomycosis is a fungal infection of the toenails – and can start without or with any further symptoms and signs of athlete’s foot.
If you develop a rash on the foot which does not improve or gets worse after using home remedies, see your primary care physician. You should seek medical attention sooner if you observe excessive swelling, drainage, fever or redness. If an individual is a diabetic and believe he/she has athlete’s foot, they need to see a doctor immediately.
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