Athlete's foot is a disorder of the feet characterized by scaling and blistering. The medical name for fungal athlete's foot is tinea pedis.
Signs and symptoms of athlete's foot include
- itchy blisters on the feet,
- dry skin on the soles or sides of the feet,
- stinging or burning of the webs between the toes,
- cracking or peeling skin between the toes, and
Fungal athlete's foot is contagious and can be spread to other people or to other parts of the body.
Cause of athlete's foot
A fungal infection of the foot similar to ringworm of other parts of the body causes athlete's foot. Allergies, psoriasis, and bacterial infections are among the less common causes of athlete's foot.
Other athlete's foot symptoms and signs
- Cracking or Peeling Skin Between the Toes
- Dry Skin on the Soles or Sides of the Feet
- Itchy Blisters on the Feet
- Stinging or Burning of the Webs Between the Toes
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Examples of Medications for Athlete's Foot Symptoms and Signs
- aluminum acetate solution
- aluminum chloride solution - topical, Drysol, Xerac AC
- butenafine cream - topical, Mentax
- ciclopirox, Penlac, Loprox
- clotrimazole, Lotrimin AF, Gyne-Lotrimin, Alevazol, Desenex, Pro-Ex Antifungal
- Ecoza (econazole nitrate)
- efinaconazole (Jublia)
- Ertaczo (sertaconazole nitrate) Cream
- itraconazole, Sporanox
- ketoconazole, Nizoral, Extina, Xolegel, Kuric
- miconazole, Monistat, M-Zole, Micatin
- naftifine - topical, Naftin
- terbinafine (Lamisil)
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