Introduction: Athlete's foot


Athlete's foot: Fungal skin condition typically of feet or toes.

Athlete's foot: Athlete's foot is a fungus that causes redness and cracking of the skin. It is itchy. The cracks between the toes allow germs to get under the skin. If blood sugar is high, the sugar feeds the germs and makes the infection worse. The infection can spread to the toenails and make them thick, yellow, and hard to cut.1

Researching symptoms of Athlete's foot: Further information about the symptoms of Athlete's foot is available including a list of symptoms of Athlete's foot, other diseases that might have similar symptoms in differential diagnosis of Athlete's foot, or alternatively return to research other symptoms in the symptom center.

Misdiagnosis and Athlete's foot: Research more detailed information about misdiagnosis of Athlete's foot, underlying causes of Athlete's foot (possibly misdiagnosed), or research misdiagnosis of other diseases

Treatments for Athlete's foot: Various information is available about treatments available for Athlete's foot, prevention of Athlete's foot, or research treatments for other diseases.

Causes of Athlete's foot: Research more detailed information about the causes of Athlete's foot, other possibly hidden causes of Athlete's foot, or other general information about Athlete's foot.

         Contents for Athlete's foot:

1. excerpt from Keep Your Feet and Skin Healthy: NIDDK

Last revision: May 24, 2003

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