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Athlete's Foot: Tinea Pedis

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Magsia Dohvoma

on 16 February 2014

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Transcript of Athlete's Foot: Tinea Pedis

What is it?
Mode of Transmission and Location
Treatment of Athlete's Foot
Atheletes Foot Video
Athlete's Foot: Tinea Pedis
Treatment can kill the fungus or slow the growth and it depends on how severe the infection is.
Usually nonprescription antifungals are used first but later on prescription antifungals may be used.
Prescription antifungals are used if non prescription antifungals do not work and some may be taken as pills
Topical antifungals are put directly on the skin.
Athlete's foot spreads easily and is most commonly found on the bottom of the foot and between the toes but it can also be found on the heels, palms, and between the fingers
You can get athletes foot by touching the foot of someone who has it with your toe/foot, by wearing shoes containing the fungus, and especially by walking barefoot on contaminated surfaces such as around pools
Toe Web Infection

Types of Athlete's Foot
Athlete's foot (commonly know as Tinea Pedis) is a fungal growth usually on the foot and between the toes.
Athlete's Foot
By: Magsia Dohvoma and Hannah Holvik

Kingdom: Fungi
Phylum: Ascomycota
Class: Eurotiomycetes
Order: Onygenales
Family: Arthrodermataceae
Genus: Trichophyton
Species: T. rubrum

While symptoms depend on the type of athletes foot you have the main symptoms are itching and burning of the skin between your toe and cracking of he skin
Athletes foot is not deadly but it can lead to other harmful complications.
Moccasin Type Infection
Vesicular Type Infection
usually occurs between 4th and 5th toe,
skin peels and becomes scaly and cracks
it may also get infected with bacteria which causes the skin break down even more
it may start with a little soreness on the foot
Then the skin on the heel or bottom of the foot may become thick and crack
in bad cases, toenails get infected and can thicken, crumble, and even fall out. (This needs separate treatment)

usually starts with a sudden outbreak of fluid-filled blisters under the skin. (usually on the bottom of the foot but can appear anywhere on your foot.)
This type of athletes foot can also lead to a bacterial infection
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