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Athlete's Foot


Athlete's Foot:  Athlete's foot is a very common skin condition that affects the sole of the foot and the skin between the toes. It is usually a scaly, red, itchy eruption and occasionally may be weepy and oozing. It affects the feet of athletes and non-athletes alike. Although it is frequently caused by a fungal infection, other causes may be indistinguishable without proper testing.

There are a variety of fungi that cause athlete's foot and these can be contracted in many locations including gyms, locker rooms, nail salons, airport security lines, swimming pools and contaminated socks and clothing. The fungi can also be spread directly from person to person by contact. Most people acquire fungus on the feet from walking barefoot in areas where someone else with athlete's foot has walked. Some people are simply more prone to this condition while others seem relatively resistant to it.

Seek professional medical advice if athete's foot does not clear up.


Always seek the advice of your doctor before taking herbal remedies

 


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