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Athlete's foot


Tinea pedis, commonly known as athlete's foot, is an infection of the skin caused by microscopic fungi. You may notice that the skin peels, small cracks form and/or the skin turns red. This infection is often associated with itching and can be easily transmitted from one person to another.



About this condition

The infection is usually located between the toes in the form of redness and/or small painful or itchy cracks. However, it can be present on the underside of the feet as round scaling or small red vacuoles. Finally, it can colonize the sides of the feet, so reddish lesions in the shape of moccasins are apparent.


The spread of this condition is often found in people who frequent public places such as swimming pools, sports locker rooms and communal showers, or any hot, humid place such as beaches. Wet towels can also be an important vector of contamination. This is why anyone can catch this infection, although it is more common in the adult population. It is therefore essential to dry your feet well after showering or bathing, and especially, between the toes!



In case of athlete's foot or to avoid it:

Wear sandals in wet public places 

Keep feet clean and dry, and don't forget between toes and use a blow dryer if it is impossible to reach the feet to wipe them

Change clean, dry socks every day

Consult one of our podiatrists at the Clinique de Podiatrie Montarville

The podiatrist will make a clinical examination of your problem and will determine the diagnosis to prescribe the appropriate treatment, whether it is a fungal infection or not!

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