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Athlete's foot, the most common form of ringworm, medical name tinea pedis, showing cracked, dry, sore-looking skin on the sole of the foot. Ringworm is a fungal infecton of the surface of the skin, particularly the scalp (tinea capitis) and feet. It is caused by various species of fungi including Microsporum, Trichophyton and Epidermophyton. It is highly contagious and is spread by direct contact or via infected material. Athlete's foot is treated with antifungal creams or dusting powders, such as Mycota.
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