I recently got rid of athlete's foot and I had no symptoms whatsoever for a few months solid. However, my hands were unusually dry. When my hands were wet (like from a shower or washing my hands a little bit longer than normal) I could see almost all over my palms was white dead skin that was peeling. When I scratched at it, it came right off and was tender underneath.
Without making the connection I must have touched my feet, and now I HAVE ATHLETE'S FOOT AGAIN! Is it possible that my hands (my palms) have athlete's foot?! Please, this is a HUGE inconvenience to me, and I have no health insurance. What should I do?
Athlete's foot (tinea pedis in latin) is a fungal infection that affects the skin, scalp, and nails.These infections are caused by mold-like fungi called dermatophytes. Athlete's foot mainly affects the soles of the feet, the areas between the toes, and may spread to the toe-nails. Athlete's foot can also spread to the palms of the hands if you touch your feet or another area of your body. The treatment of this infection includes antifungal sprays and creams. Athlete's foot often recurs (comes back). You may consult a dermatologist for treatment options and advice.
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