Itchy Feet

Itchy feet are a common complaint. The good news is that the condition is usually readily treatable. Symptoms include intense itching around the toes or arch of the foot. The itching is typically worse when the feet are warm.

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What are the symptoms of Athlete's foot?
The most common symptoms are redness, scaling and itching of the skin. These symptoms are often worse when the feet are hot.

What should I do if I develop Athletes foot?
Even if you are unlucky enough to contract this condition there are effective treatments. For most patients a combination of topical medicines and following some straightforward steps will kill the infection and reduce your risk of future attacks.

Can the condition spread?
Your athlete's foot infection can spread to other parts of your body, including: Your hand. People who scratch or pick at the infected parts of their feet may develop a similar infection in one of their hands. Your nails. The fungi associated with athlete's foot can also infect your toenails, a location that tends to be more resistant to treatment. Your groin. Jock itch is often caused by the same fungus that results in athlete's foot. It's common for the infection to spread from the feet to the groin as the fungus can travel on your hands or on a towel.

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