Athlete's Foot (cont.)
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Athlete's Foot Causes
Dermatitis affecting the foot can be caused by contact allergens, irritants, sweat and heat rash (intertrigo), poorly fitting shoes, psoriasis, hypersensitivity reactions, interdigital bacterial toe web infections, and fungal infections.
Fungi (either yeasts or molds) are a common cause of athlete's foot.
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Athlete's Foot - Cause
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Athlete's Foot - Symptoms
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Athlete's Foot - Treatment
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