Fungal Skin Infections

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Athlete's foot is a fungal infection of the feet. It commonly occurs between the toes. Athlete's foot looks like dry, flaky, scaly skin. The skin may also crack. The infection spreads easily. The fungus thrives in warm, damp environments like swimming pool areas and gym locker rooms. Symptoms often include burning, itchy feet.

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Text Reference: "Athlete's Foot." American Podiatric Medical Association.