The Contagious Fungal Infection Of Athlete's Foot

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Athlete’s foot is a contagious fungal infection that people get on their feet. The scientific name is tinea pedis. It is usually found between toes, but it can spread. This infection is caused by fungi that prefer humid environments such as trichophyton mentagrophytes and trichophyton rubrum. People can get athlete’s foot by sweating, wearing covered shoes for prolonged periods of time, and by walking barefoot in wet areas. Symptoms of athlete’s foot may include patches of cracked skin that are itchy and/or sore. Another symptom is flaking white soggy skin. It is possible for the infection to spread onto the soles of the feets, the sides, and the toenails. When the infection begins to affect the toenails, they will thicken, yellow, and become
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