Athlete’s foot, or tinea pedis, is a very contagious fungal infection caused by dermatophyte fungus. The term “athlete’s foot” shows that this condition is commonly seen on an athlete’s feet because shoes are worn for long periods of time. Other factors that can contribute to fungal infection includes going barefoot in public places, poor circulation, and immune deficiency.
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Fungal infections are usually uncomfortable, irritable and unsightly. Doctors will normally prescribe antimicrobial cream which is expensive as treatment. Most minor fungal infections, however, can easily be treated efficiently and effectively at home. To better treat fungal skin infections one must first have a basic understanding of infections.