Athlete’s foot is a fungal infection of the foot’s skin that is sometimes called “tinea pedis”. The skin of the feet is especially sensitive to this infection because the warm and humid environment inside the shoes often helps fungal growth.
Between the toes, we notice maceration and cracking of the skin, as on the plantar surface, we see small red dots and plates of skin that peels and itches. Infected people may complain of burning sensations or itchy feet.
As there are other conditions with similar symptoms (eczema, psoriasis, erythrasma, etc.), a good diagnosis is essential. Then the podiatrist can prescribe the proper cream to treat the condition and prevent the infection from expanding to other areas of the feet or nails.
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