Following condition of the foot is caused by:
A. E. floccosum
Ans:A. E. floccosum.
Tinea Pedis is shown in the image.
- Athlete’s foot, known medically as tinea pedis, is a common skin infection of the feet caused by fungus.
- Signs and symptoms often include itching, scaling, and redness.In severe cases the skin may blister.
- Athlete’s foot fungus may infect any part of the foot, but most often grows between the toes.The next most common area is the bottom of the foot.
- Males are more often affected than females
- T. pedis is caused by E. floccosum and T. rubrum.
- The fungi that cause athlete’s foot require warmth and moisture to survive and grow.
- There is an increased risk of infection with exposure to warm, moist environments (e.g., occlusive footwear—shoes or boots that enclose the feet) and in shared humid environments such as communal showers, shared pools, and treatment tubs
- Some methods of prevention include avoiding walking barefoot in public showers, keeping the toenails short, wearing big enough shoes, and changing socks daily.
- When infected, the feet should be kept dry and clean and wearing sandals may help.
- Treatment can be either with antifungal medication applied to the skin such as clotrimazole or for persistent infections antifungal medication that are taken by mouth such as terbinafine.
- The use of the cream is typically recommended for four weeks.