How does athlete's foot affect the body?

Diana Meeks
Diana Meeks on behalf of Sigma Nursing
Family Practitioner

Athlete's foot is a fungal infection that affects the feet. Its symptoms can cause discomfort, such as itching, burning, or stinging in between the toes. In some cases athlete's foot symptoms can be painful, such as when blisters develop or the skin cracks. Cracked skin could lead to a bacterial infection.

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