athlete's foot


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ath·lete's foot

(ăth′lēts)
n.
A contagious fungal skin infection caused by a species of Trichophyton or Epidermophyton that usually affects the feet, especially the skin between the toes, and is characterized by itching, blisters, cracking, and scaling; ringworm of the foot. Also called tinea pedis.
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athlete's foot

n
(Pathology) a fungal infection of the skin of the foot, esp between the toes and on the soles. Technical name: tinea pedis
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ath′lete's foot′


n.
a contagious disease of the feet, caused by a fungus that thrives on moist surfaces; ringworm of the feet.
[1925–30]
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ath·lete's foot

(ăth′lēts)
A contagious infection of the feet that usually affects the skin between the toes, causing it to itch, blister, and crack. It is caused by fungus.
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athlete's foot

A fungal infection causing the skin between the toes to itch, crack, and peel.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.athlete's foot - fungal infection of the feetathlete's foot - fungal infection of the feet  
ringworm, roundworm - infections of the skin or nails caused by fungi and appearing as itching circular patches
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Translations

ath·lete's foot

n. pie de atleta. V.: dermatophytosis
English-Spanish Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

athlete’s foot

n tinea pedis (form), pie m de atleta, infección f por hongos de los pies
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References in periodicals archive ?
A There are several fungi that can cause athlete's foot, but they all have one thing in common: They thrive in moist environments.
If you have athlete's foot, treat it and use antifungal cream on your groin too.
This is the moccasin type of athlete's foot. Perhaps the most bothersome is the vesicular infection in which blisters appear on the foot becoming red and inflamed with pressure.
Keeping feet as dry as possible keeps athlete's foot away, so make sure you dry your feet really well after bathing, dabbing in between the toes, or even blasting them with a cool hairdryer before the socks go on.
If you do get athlete's foot, it's important to determine what type it is in order to treat it.
By not wearing shoes, you're more likely to get sunburn, plantar warts, athlete's foot, ringworm, and injure your feet, according to the (http://www.apma.org/files/All%20Toes%20On%20Deck%202015.pdf) APMA.
Limit walking barefoot as it exposes feet to sunburn, as well as plantar warts, athlete's foot, ringworm, and other infections and also increases risk of injury to your feet.
Q What treatments do you recommend for athlete's foot?
Some of the symptoms of Athlete's Foot are: Dry skin, itching, burning, redness of feet, blistering, peeling, cracking of skin and bleeding, the affected skin appears white and wet on surface, and the infection usually starts between the toes.
Also the cart selling "Craps" instead of "Crepes", the pub, The Cornish Arms, whose sign is of a Cornish pastry with two arms sticking out each side, and the sport shoe shop called Athlete's Foot.
Most cases of onychomycosis are caused by the same fungus that is responsible for athlete's foot.