This is a common problem: a fungus infection developing on the skin of the foot particularly on the sole and between the toes. The skin may itch, burn and in some cases develop scaling. Infection can be contracted in public showers and is more likely if feet commonly remain sweaty in footwear. Tinea pedis is diagnosed by your podiatrist’s physical exam and an anti-fungal ointment or oral medication may be prescribed. If left untreated this could develop into cellulitis which is a bacterial skin infection.
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