Is athlete's foot considered a fungal infection?

Dr. Jeanne Morrison, PhD
Family Practitioner

Athlete's foot is considered a fungal infection and is somewhat common among those who play sports. Athletes tend to get this most because of increased perspiration and the use of public showers. Athlete's foot is found between the toes and can be either a very scaly rash or appear as puss filled bumps. To avoid athlete's foot try to keep your feet very dry and clean, using a powder if necessary for excessive perspiration.

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