Athlete's foot is the most widespread type of fungal infection. It is also called tinea pedis. Athlete's foot is triggered by a fungus that grows on or in the top layer of skin and causes a rash on the skin of the foot. It can produce mild scaling with or without redness and itching and/or burning.
Athlete's foot can usually be treated at home with over-the-counter medicines. Treatments using drugs that are applied to the skin are considered safer. There is a variety of non-prescription treatment on the market including tolnaftate.
Reinfection is common, and athlete's foot needs to be fully treated each time symptoms develop. You can take measures so that you don't get reinfected with athlete's foot. Using powder, preferably antifungal, on your feet daily help keep your feet dry.
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For more serious cases of athlete’s foot, your doctor may give you a prescription for pills.
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