Athlete’s foot or tinea pedis is a contagious fungal infection that affects the skin on the feet. It can also spread to the toenails and the hands if not taken care of and is commonly seen in athletes. Walking barefoot in public places, such as locker rooms, is a common way of getting athlete’s foot.
Athlete’s foot can occur when the tinea fungus grows on your feet. You can catch the fungus through direct contact with the infected person, or by touching surfaces contaminated with the fungus, such as floors.
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Athlete’s foot can often be treated with topical antifungal medications along with prescribed oral anti-fungal medicines. Your doctor may also recommend home treatments for the infections.
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