There are two different ways in which Fungal Infections can affect your feet;
Athlete's Foot or Fungal Nail Infection.
Athlete’s foot is a fungal infection of the skin that can lead to intense itching,
cracked, blistered or peeling areas of skin, redness and scaling. It can occur on
moist, water logged skin, usually between the fourth and fifth toes initially, or
on dry, flaky skin around the heels or elsewhere on the foot. Large painful
fissures can also develop and the condition can also spread along all five toes
and sometimes to the soles of the feet if left untreated.
Fungal Nail Infection
Nail fungus is a common condition that begins as a white or yellow spot under your toenail. As the fungal infection goes deeper, nail fungus may cause your nail to discolor, thicken and crumble at the edge. It can affect several nails.
If your condition is mild and not bothering you, you may not need treatment. If your nail fungus is painful and has caused thickened nails, self-care steps and medications may help. But even if treatment is successful, nail fungus often comes back.
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