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Athlete’s Foot


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Athlete’s Foot

  1. 1. Athlete’s Foot By: Josh S
  2. 2. Dermatophytes <ul><li>Athlete’s Foot is most commonly caused by the fungus Dermatophytes. </li></ul>
  3. 3. Host of Fungi <ul><li>Athlete’s Foot may affect humans, but it can even affect and be spread among animals. </li></ul>
  4. 4. Symptoms of Athlete’s Foot <ul><li>Itching and burning on any part of the foot </li></ul><ul><li>Cracking and peeling skin mainly on the sole and between toes of the foot </li></ul><ul><li>Excessive dryness </li></ul><ul><li>Thick, discolored toenails </li></ul>
  5. 5. Is Athlete’s Foot Contagious? <ul><li>Athlete’s Foot may be spread from person to person, however, some people may be more resistant to the disease than others. </li></ul><ul><li>It may also be transmitted </li></ul><ul><li>indirectly such as from </li></ul><ul><li>shower floors or sandals. </li></ul>
  6. 6. Treatments of Athlete’s Foot <ul><li>Many ointments and lotions are available for the treatment of Athlete’s Foot. </li></ul><ul><li>Physicians may also prescribe oral medications for the treatment of Athlete’s Foot. </li></ul>