Athlete's Foot (tinea pedis)
Athlete's foot is caused by a fungus that invades the outer layer of the skin.  Those afflicted develop an itchy rash with redness, scaling, and sometimes blisters on the bottom of the feet (especially in between the toes).  Fungi thrive in warm, moist environments such as a locker room floor or by the side of a pool, and as a result, fungal infections are commonly found on athletes or those individuals with sweaty feet. Athlete's foot is contagious, either by direct skin-to-skin contact or through towels, shoes, and floors where people walk barefoot.  Treatment is based on the degree of severity and can involve topical creams or oral anti-fungal medicines.  Keeping the feet clean and dry, using a separate towel to dry feet, and using foot powders are essential in keeping the fungus away.
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