Athlete’s foot

Tinea Pedis, also known as Athlete’s Foot, is a fungal infection of the skin. It is one of the most common infections in North America. It is caused by dermatophytes which is a group of fungi that seem to have a “taste” for skin, hair and nails. The most common dermatophyte that infects the skin and toe nails is Trichophyton Rubrum. Dermatophytes are highly contagious and may be transferred from soil, animals, humans and other solid objects (fomites). New research has shown that dermatophytes are NOT killed in a normal wash cycle and therefore re-infection is a likely reason why athletes’ foot is so prevalent in North America. To prevent the spread of the fungus or to prevent re-infection it is important that proper foot hygiene is followed and if necessary a prescription medication.

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