Tinea Pedis: Symptom and Causes


  • Itching
  • Burning
  • Pain
  • Scaling and flaking
  • Softening and whitening of skin (that has been kept wet) of the interdigital spaces between the toes.
  • Odour due to bacterial infection of the skin.


Harmless bacteria and fungi live naturally on your skin, but if these organisms multiply, your skin can become infected. A group of fungi called dermatophytes is responsible for athletes foot. It spreads very easily. It can be passed from person to person through contaminated towels, clothing and surfaces.

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