athlete's foot


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athlete's foot:

see ringwormringworm
or tinea
, superficial eruption of the skin caused by a fungus, chiefly Microsporum, Trichophyton, or Epidermophyton. Any area of the skin may be affected, including the scalp and nails, but the most common site is the feet.
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athlete's foot

[′ath‚lēts ′fu̇t]
(medicine)
Dermatophytosis of the feet, usually affecting the skin between the toes.

athlete's foot

a fungal infection of the skin of the foot, esp between the toes and on the soles
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Make sure that household members with athlete's foot infections receive treatment and take proper precautions to avoid spreading the fungus to others.
One can also get a bacterial infection with this type of Athlete's Foot.
In the absolute majority of cases however, athlete's foot, although irritating, will go away as quickly as it arrived and with the right treatment, symptoms shouldn't last more than 10 days or so - taking a few preventative measures should then also help you avoid it again in future.
To avoid athlete's foot, dry your feet well after bathing, especially between the toes.
Sounds like you have a nasty case of "creeping crud," otherwise known as athlete's foot.
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There are exceptions, but athlete's foot is an uncommon condition in children under ten years of age.
Grossman, who led the surgical team treating Roberts, said he believes the infection started with a case of athlete's foot.
Athlete's foot should not be ignored -- it can be easily treated, but it also can be very resistant to treatment.