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Athlete's Foot (cont.)

Athlete's Foot Symptoms and Signs

  • Most commonly, athlete's foot is characterized by cracking and itchy, moist, white, scaly lesions or sores between the toes. It frequently spreads to the sole of the foot.
  • Another type of athlete's foot is a dry, scaly form that causes a reddish "moccasin-like" area over the soles of the feet. This type often affects both feet.
  • Less frequently, this infection may involve painful blistering lesions, which can be weepy.

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Athlete's Foot - Cause

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Athlete's Foot - Symptoms

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