What Is Athlete’s Foot?

Q:
What is athlete’s foot?

A:
Athlete’s foot, also called tinea pedis, is a contagious fungal infection, which affects the skin on the feet. The reason why it is called athlete’s foot is that it’s commonly seen in athletes.

It not only affects the skin on the feet, but also spreads to the toenails and the hands. It is not a serious infection, but sometimes it’s hard to cure.

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