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.

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

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]

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.

athlete's foot

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

ath·lete's foot

n. pie de atleta. V.: dermatophytosis

athlete’s foot

n tinea pedis (form), pie m de atleta, infección f por hongos de los pies
References in periodicals archive ?
A Athlete's foot is a fungal infection of the feet that causes itching and burning from cracked, peeling skin in between the toes.
When to see your GP: Most cases of athlete's foot can be treated using an antifungal medicine.
Athlete's foot generally responds to medication and the common problem is discontinuing the treatment course.
When children get onychomycosis, it is usually because a teenager or adult in the household has athlete's foot and onychomycosis.
Most Athlete's Foot is caused by any of these types of fungus.
Athlete's foot is a contagious condition and it can be spread either directly or indirectly.
Whilst athlete's foot is usually a mild condition, it can sometimes lower the ability of the skin to fight off other infections.
It is recommended by doctors as a chemical-free method to kill bacteria in shoes, reducing shoe odour and risk of infection from athlete's foot," the Daily Mail quoted Rainer Kuehling, a spokesman for manufacturer Shoe Care Innovations, as saying.
There is no definitive reason as to why people develop athlete's foot but, as the name suggests, those who are involved in a lot of sporting activity tend to be the ones most often affected.
Not only is athlete's foot widespread and persistent, it has a high rate of recurrence.
That is why today's surgery is about athlete's foot.