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Athlete's Foot: Toe Web (Interdigital) Type

Athlete's Foot: Toe Web (Interdigital) Type

Picture of interdigital athlete's foot

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Athlete's foot is a fungal infection of the skin. Toe web (interdigital) type athlete's foot often begins with skin that seems moist and pale white. Itching, burning, and a slight odor are often noticeable. As the infection progresses, the skin between the toes becomes scaly, peels, and cracks.

Toe web infection, the most common type of athlete's foot, usually occurs between the fourth and fifth toes.

By Healthwise Staff
Primary Medical Reviewer Patrice Burgess, MD - Family Medicine
Specialist Medical Reviewer E. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine
Last Revised June 1, 2012

Last Revised: June 1, 2012

Author: Healthwise Staff

Medical Review: Patrice Burgess, MD - Family Medicine & E. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine

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