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Symptoms

Symptoms of athlete's foot include:

  • Intense itching of the feet

  • Cracked, blistered or peeling areas of skin, especially between the toes

  • Redness and scaling on the soles

In most people, signs of infection are seen on the webbed skin between the toes. In some people, the infection spreads to one or more toenails, causing the nail to appear unusually thick and cloudy yellow.

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