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Athlete's foot is a fungal infection of the skin. Moccasin-type
athlete's foot may begin with minor irritation, dryness, itching, burning, or
scaly skin on the sole and heel of the foot. It then progresses to thickened,
cracked, peeling skin. In severe cases, the toenails become infected and can
thicken, crumble, and even fall out.
Primary Medical Reviewer
Patrice Burgess, MD - Family Medicine
Specialist Medical Reviewer
E. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine
June 1, 2012
WebMD Medical Reference from Healthwise
June 01, 2012
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