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Symptoms of Athlete's foot

Symptoms of Athlete's foot: Introduction

Symptoms of athlete's foot include redness, scaling and flaking of the skin of the affected foot. Athlete's foot also causes severe itching of the foot. The tinea infection that causes athlete's foot can spread from the skin to the toenails causing thick, yellowish toenails.

The itching and scratching of the feet due to athlete's foot can lead to raw, open areas and introduce bacteria into skin. This can lead to a complication called cellulitis. Cellulitis is a secondary bacterial infection of the skin that can become serious in some people, especially for people with diabetes or weakened immune systems, such as those with HIV/AIDS, taking steroid medications, or undergoing chemotherapy.

Symptoms of cellulitis include swelling, redness and tenderness of the affected area of the skin. Left untreated, cellulitis can spread into a larger area, and red lines or streaks can develop on the skin as the infection spreads along the lymph vessels to the lymph glands. Fever may be present. Cellulitis can lead to a serious infection called bacteremia (blood poisoning).

Symptoms of athlete's foot can recur, even after treatment. In some cases, recurrent athlete's foot can also be a symptom of a more serious condition, such as HIV/AIDS or diabetes. Because of this, it is important to seek medical care to determine the cause of recurrent athlete's foot....more about Athlete's foot »

Symptoms of Athlete's foot

The list of signs and symptoms mentioned in various sources for Athlete's foot includes the 15 symptoms listed below:

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Wrongly Diagnosed with Athlete's foot?

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Athlete's foot as a Cause of Symptoms or Medical Conditions

When considering symptoms of Athlete's foot, it is also important to consider Athlete's foot as a possible cause of other medical conditions. The Disease Database lists the following medical conditions that Athlete's foot may cause:

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The symptom information on this page attempts to provide a list of some possible signs and symptoms of Athlete's foot. This signs and symptoms information for Athlete's foot has been gathered from various sources, may not be fully accurate, and may not be the full list of Athlete's foot signs or Athlete's foot symptoms. Furthermore, signs and symptoms of Athlete's foot may vary on an individual basis for each patient. Only your doctor can provide adequate diagnosis of any signs or symptoms and whether they are indeed Athlete's foot symptoms.


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