Athlete's Foot: Toe Web (Interdigital) Type

Athlete's Foot: Toe Web (Interdigital) Type

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Athlete's foot is a fungal infection of the skin. Toe web (interdigital) type athlete's foot often begins with skin that seems moist and pale white. Itching, burning, and a slight odor are often noticeable. As the infection progresses, the skin between the toes becomes scaly, peels, and cracks.

Toe web infection, the most common type of athlete's foot, usually occurs between the fourth and fifth toes.

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Primary Medical ReviewerPatrice Burgess, MD - Family Medicine

Specialist Medical ReviewerE. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine

Current as ofMarch 12, 2014

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