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Athlete's Foot: Moccasin Type

Athlete's Foot: Moccasin Type

Picture of the moccasin-type athlete's foot infection

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Athlete's foot is a fungal infection of the skin. Moccasin-type athlete's foot may begin with minor irritation, dryness, itching, burning, or scaly skin on the sole and heel of the foot. It then progresses to thickened, cracked, peeling skin. In severe cases, the toenails become infected and can thicken, crumble, and even fall out.

By Healthwise Staff
Primary Medical Reviewer Patrice Burgess, MD - Family Medicine
Specialist Medical Reviewer E. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine
Last Revised June 1, 2012

Last Revised: June 1, 2012

Author: Healthwise Staff

Medical Review: Patrice Burgess, MD - Family Medicine & E. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine

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