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  • January 2005 | Volume 18 - Issue 1
    Here one can see tinea pedis on the plantar arch due to T. mentagrophytes. Approximately 26.5 million people are affected with tinea pedis annually in the United States. (Photo courtesy of Gary Dockery, DPM)
    By Barry Blass, DPM
    64,349 reads | 0 comments | 09/03/08
       Fungal infections of the foot represent the fourth most common problem that we see in podiatric practice.1 Approximately 26.5 million people are affected annually.2 Nearly half of these people will suffer from multiple episodes for years. Treatment varies from home remedies and OTC preparations to a large variety of topical and oral medications. While tinea pedis is certainly is not the most challenging condition we treat, eliminating a longstanding, annoying and embarrassing condition can make the practitioner a hero in the eyes of his or her patient. ... continue reading