Also commonly referred to as Athletes Foot, tinea is a general term used to describe a fungal infection affecting the skin.
Fungal infections can affect many areas of the body including the scalp, groin, genitals and the feet just to name a few.
A fungal infection of the foot is termed "tinea pedis" or athletes foot. Podcare.com has designed a web page devoted specifically to this common foot problem.
This condition of the feet frequently causes cracking or splitting of the skin often between the smaller toes and can be annoyingly itchy. Redness is sometimes present, but fortunately the problem is usually quite easy to manage.
Some people appear to be more prone to certain conditions. This is certainly the case with tinea or athletes foot as ongoing management is often required to prevent recurrence of this fungal infection.
Simply click on the link below for more specific information on what causes this common foot condition and tips on what you can do to get rid of this common fungal foot infection.
Click here for more tinea and athletes foot information. Special Tip...
When treating athletes foot/tinea it is very important to not only treat the infection, but you must also prevent reinfection.
WARNING : This information is for educational purposes only and is not intended to replace professional podiatric advice. Treatment will vary between individuals depending upon your diagnosis and presenting complaint. An accurate diagnosis can only be made following personal consultation with a Podiatrist, your Doctor or your foot specialist.
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