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Athletes Foot. Tinea pedis and tinea unguium arehigh prevalent cutaneous fungal infection in the general population and although these two conditions seem not to be so serious, they are highly infectious, chronic and therapeutically difficult.
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Athlete's foot is also medically known as tinea pedis. This is a fungal infection that occurs when fungus grows on the skin in the feet and toes. This growth may also occur in the heels, palms and even between the fingers. This fungus growth is more in areas that are moist and warm with the risk increasing to those individuals who; wear closed shoes especially the plastic-lined, keep their feet wet for a long time, sweat a lot and those who have a minor injury on their skin or nail. Athlete's foot infections range from mild to severe and may last a short or long time. Individuals suffering from this condition are advised not to share personal items such as shoes, stockings or socks as its contagious and can be passed from an infected person to un-infected one through direct contact. The fungus also spreads to infect the nails discoloring, thickening and crumbling them. The major symptoms include; red, itchy skin, stinging pain plus a burning sensation and crusty blisters.
Simple self care procedures can help one manage
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