Tinea pedis is caused by fungi which grow in humid environment -Trichophyton mantagrophytes, Trychophyton rubrum, interdigitale, Epidermophyton flocosum, Candida albicans. Additionally, bacteria can spread on the infected skin, which may worsen the symptoms and make treatment difficult.

Athlete’s foot appears more frequently at people with excessive foot sweating. Moreover, people who wear infected person’s shoes or use her/his personal hygiene products may get infected.
The infection can be spread to foot soles and nails. If a person scratches the infected foot and then touches other parts of the body, infection can spread to the touched places.

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