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Athlete's foot

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Introduction
Athlete’s foot is a common condition caused by a fungal infection. The medical name for athlete’s foot is tinea pedis.
Symptoms of athlete's foot
Athlete’s foot causes an itchy rash to develop inbetween your toes. Your skin may also be red, scaly, flaky and dry.
Causes of athlete's foot
Athlete’s foot is caused by a fungal infection of one or both feet. A group of fungi called dermatophytes are usually responsible.
Treating athlete's foot
Most cases of athlete’s foot are mild and can be treated at home using self care methods and antifungal medication.
Complications of athlete's foot
As athlete’s foot is usually a mild infection it rarely causes complications.
Preventing athlete's foot
The best way to prevent athlete’s foot is to always practise good foot hygiene. Wash your feet every day and regularly change your socks and footwear.