The severity of foot fungus is dependant on the pain experienced by the patient and how deep the infection has progressed, according to Mayo Clinic. Two main types of foot fungus are Athlete's foot and nail fungus. More »

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While athlete's foot is the best-known foot fungus, National Geographic reports there are more than 100 types of fungi growing on the feet, most of which are harmless. Some of them are beneficial and break down oils in l... More »

Foot fungus is a fungal infection caused by a microscopic fungus that dwells on the dead tissue of toenails and outer skin layers. It usually occurs between the toes. Foot fungus causes itchiness, redness, a burning sens... More »

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A fungal foot infection, commonly known as athlete's foot, can be treated with an over-the-counter antifungal powder, spray or cream if the infection is a mild one, according to Mayo Clinic. Appropriate nonprescription d... More »

Depending on the severity of the infection, there are different treatment options, including topical medications, oral antifungal medicines and surgery. Topical medications may be useful when the infection affects less t... More »

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There are at least four types of fungus responsible for the infection known as athlete's foot, but the most common is the organism, trichophyton rubrum. These infections thrive in warm, moist areas and feed on dead skin,... More »

Ways to remove foot calluses include taking medications to reduce infection or remove calluses, cutting away the thickened skin with a scalpel, and wearing custom-made shoe inserts, according to Mayo Clinic. In certain c... More »

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