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Unnati Patel, MD, MSc (Primary Care Physician)

Dr Patel graduated from the Zhejiang University School of Medicine. She worked in clinical research at the University of Illinois in Chicago and University of Nevada in Las Vegas focused on culturally adapted health interventions for preventive medicine in the community setting. Received her Master's of Science in Global Health (concentration in Health Policy) from Georgetown University, during which she worked with the WHO in Sierra Leone and Save the Children in Washington, D.C. Unnati went on to complete her family medicine residency in Chicago, Illinois at Norwegian American Hospital. | | She is currently working as a primary care physician in the city of Chicago and completing her Master's of Business Administration at the Northwestern University Kellogg School of Management and Fellowship in Leadership in Value-Based Care.

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Yukiko Ueda, MD (Dermatology)

Dr. Ueda graduated from the Niigata University School of Medicine and trained at the University of Tokyo Medical School. She is currently a clinical assistant professor at the Department of Dermatology, Jichi Medical University, and holds several posts in the dermatology departments at Kyoto Prefectural University of Medicine, Komagome Hospital, University of Tokyo, and the Medical Center of Japan Red Cross Society.

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  • Moistened, soft skin that is breaking down

  • Nails have turned white, cloudy, and thick

  • Skin has become soggy and wrinkly like after a long bath

  • Skin is moist, soft and breaking down

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  • Thickening and whitening of the nails

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Content updated on Jan 19, 2024

What is tinea pedis (Athlete's foot)?

Also known as "athlete's foot." It is caused by a fungal infection of the feet.

Symptoms of tinea pedis (Athlete's foot)

  • Skin is moist, soft and breaking down

  • Nails becoming white, cloudy and thickened

  • Area of skin that is rough and hard

  • Scaly skin that flakes off

  • Bumps containing pus

  • Skin problem on the feet, beyond the ankle

  • Hair loss

  • Sores or ulcers of the skin

Questions your doctor may ask to check for tinea pedis (Athlete's foot)

  • Has your skin become soggy and wrinkly after a long bath?

  • Are your nails thick, white, and cloudy?

  • Do you have dry or rough skin?

  • Do you have flaky, scaly skin?

  • Do you have pus-filled bumps on your skin?

Treatment for tinea pedis (Athlete's foot)

Treatment begins with simple measures like keeping the skin dry and well-ventilated. Medications such as creams, powders, or sprays can help, while severe cases may require antifungal pills to be taken orally. For nail infections, antifungal nail paint can be applied for several weeks to remove the fungus.

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Unnati Patel, MD, MSc

Unnati Patel, MD, MSc (Primary Care Physician)

Dr Patel graduated from the Zhejiang University School of Medicine. She worked in clinical research at the University of Illinois in Chicago and University of Nevada in Las Vegas focused on culturally adapted health interventions for preventive medicine in the community setting. Received her Master's of Science in Global Health (concentration in Health Policy) from Georgetown University, during which she worked with the WHO in Sierra Leone and Save the Children in Washington, D.C. Unnati went on to complete her family medicine residency in Chicago, Illinois at Norwegian American Hospital. | | She is currently working as a primary care physician in the city of Chicago and completing her Master's of Business Administration at the Northwestern University Kellogg School of Management and Fellowship in Leadership in Value-Based Care.

Yukiko Ueda, MD

Yukiko Ueda, MD (Dermatology)

Dr. Ueda graduated from the Niigata University School of Medicine and trained at the University of Tokyo Medical School. She is currently a clinical assistant professor at the Department of Dermatology, Jichi Medical University, and holds several posts in the dermatology departments at Kyoto Prefectural University of Medicine, Komagome Hospital, University of Tokyo, and the Medical Center of Japan Red Cross Society.

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