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What are the different types of athlete's foot?

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Types of athlete's foot include:

  • Interdigital: Also called toe web infection, this is the most common kind of athlete's foot. It usually occurs between the two smallest toes. This form of athlete's foot can cause itching, burning, and scaling and the infection can spread to the sole of the foot.
  • Moccasin: A moccasin-type infection of athlete's foot can begin with a minor irritation, dryness, itching, or scaly skin. As it develops, the skin may thicken and crack. This infection can involve the entire sole of the foot and extend onto the sides of the foot.
  • Vesicular: This is the least common kind of athlete's foot. The condition usually begins with a sudden outbreak of fluid-filled blisters under the skin. Most often, the blisters develop on the underside of the foot. However, they also can appear between the toes, on the heel, or on the top of the foot.

From: Fungal Infections of the Skin WebMD Medical Reference

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American Academy of Dermatology.

American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists.

Reviewed by Debra Jaliman on August 27, 2019

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American Academy of Dermatology.

American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists.

Reviewed by Debra Jaliman on August 27, 2019

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