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Unnati Patel, MD, MSc (Family Medicine)

Dr.Patel serves as Center Medical Director and a Primary Care Physician at Oak Street Health in Arizona. She graduated from the Zhejiang University School of Medicine prior to working in clinical research focused on preventive medicine at the University of Illinois and the University of Nevada. Dr. Patel earned her MSc in Global Health from Georgetown University, during which she worked with the WHO in Sierra Leone and Save the Children in Washington, D.C. She went on to complete her Family Medicine residency in Chicago at Norwegian American Hospital before completing a fellowship in Leadership in Value-based Care in conjunction with the Northwestern University Kellogg School of Management, where she earned her MBA. Dr. Patel’s interests include health tech and teaching medical students and she currently serves as Clinical Associate Professor at the University of Arizona School of Medicine.

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

  • Nails have turned white, cloudy, and thick

  • Skin is moist, soft and breaking down

  • Increase in dandruff

  • Thick, white, and cloudy nails

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  • Rough dry spot on skin

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What is Tinea Pedis (Athlete's Foot)?

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

Typical 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

Doctor's Diagnostic Questionson Tinea Pedis (Athlete's Foot)

Your doctor may ask these questions to check for this disease:

  • 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?

Treatmentof 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 (Family Medicine)

Dr.Patel serves as Center Medical Director and a Primary Care Physician at Oak Street Health in Arizona. She graduated from the Zhejiang University School of Medicine prior to working in clinical research focused on preventive medicine at the University of Illinois and the University of Nevada. Dr. Patel earned her MSc in Global Health from Georgetown University, during which she worked with the WHO in Sierra Leone and Save the Children in Washington, D.C. She went on to complete her Family Medicine residency in Chicago at Norwegian American Hospital before completing a fellowship in Leadership in Value-based Care in conjunction with the Northwestern University Kellogg School of Management, where she earned her MBA. Dr. Patel’s interests include health tech and teaching medical students and she currently serves as Clinical Associate Professor at the University of Arizona School of Medicine.

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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