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Athlete's foot. Close-up of an infection of athlete's foot between a patient's toes. The skin is dry, cracked and peeling, and the area may be itchy or sore. Athlete's foot, or tinea pedis, is the most common form of ringworm, a fungal infection on the surface of the skin. It is caused by various species of fungi including Microsporum, Trichophyton and Epidermophyton. It is a highly contagious skin condition, 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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