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What are the symptoms of athlete's foot?

Dr. Jeanne Morrison, PhD
Family Practitioner

Symptoms of athlete's foot can include:

  • Redness
  • Scaling
  • Itching
  • Burning
  • Stinging
  • Blisters
  • Dry skin
  • Cracking skin
  • Peeling skin

The areas most commonly affected are between the toes and on the soles of the feet. In some cases, the sides of the feet may also show symptoms. Sometimes the toenails might also show symptoms of athlete's foot and become crumbly, thick, darkened, or uneven. Most people do not experience all of these symptoms.

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