Oral treatments for fungal infections of the skin of the foot.

  title={Oral treatments for fungal infections of the skin of the foot.},
  author={Sally E. M. Bell-Syer and Rachel Hart and F. L. Crawford and Dr David J. Torgerson and Wayne Tyrrell and Ian Russell},
  journal={The Cochrane database of systematic reviews},
BACKGROUND About 15% of the population have fungal infections of the feet (tinea pedis or athlete's foot). Whilst there are many clinical presentations of tinea pedis the most common are between the toes (interdigital) and on the soles, heels and sides of the foot (plantar) which is known as moccasin foot. Once acquired the infection can spread to other sites including the nails, which can be a source of reinfection. Oral therapy is usually used for chronic conditions or when topical treatment… CONTINUE READING


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