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Athlete's foot is a fungal infection of the skin. Moccasin-type
athlete's foot may begin with minor irritation, dryness, itching, burning, or
scaly skin on the sole and heel of the foot. It then progresses to thickened,
cracked, peeling skin. In severe cases, the toenails become infected and can
thicken, crumble, and even fall out.
ByHealthwise StaffPrimary Medical ReviewerPatrice Burgess, MD - Family MedicineAdam Husney, MD - Family MedicineSpecialist Medical ReviewerE. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine
Current as ofFebruary 5, 2016
Current as of:
February 5, 2016
Patrice Burgess, MD - Family Medicine & Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine & E. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine
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