Athlete’s Foot and Other Fungal Infections


Tinea is a fungus that can grow on your skin, hair or nails. It is also spread through contact with infected skin or infected objects. Tinea infections are named for the part of the body they infect.


Tinea can be diagnosed by any of the following:


Depending on the severity of the infection the physician will give a prescription topical antifungal and/or an oral antifungal. Avoid walking barefoot and sharing garments with others. Wear loose-fitting garments made of cotton or synthetic materials designed to wick moisture away from the skin. Airing and drying the shoes will typically cause the fungus to die.

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