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Athlete's Foot: Causes

Causes Of Athlete's Foot

The main cause of athlete's foot is a fungus that multiplies and attacks the skin. This fungus thrives in warm and wet places. Therefore once you catch it, it finds suitable place normally between the toes and multiplies causing athlete's foot. This is a fungus that causes tinea-type infections that also cause problems like jock itch and ringworm. This condition is also known as tinea pedis.

Athlete's foot is a contagious condition. If you walk in public places barefoot, you may catch it. Places such as poolsides, locker rooms, and public showers are such places. Keeping feet wet is one of the causes. You may get athlete's foot if you sweat excessively, if your shoes don't allow your feet to breathe or if you don't dry your feet properly after they get wet.

Article created on: July 7, 2006

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