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Athlete’s Foot (Tinea Pedis): Signs, Symptoms, Causes and Treatment

Athlete’s foot, also known as tinea pedis, refers to the inflammation of the skin overlying the foot from a fungal infection. The fungus proliferates in warm and moist areas of the skin. The infection begins with a rash on the skin, usually between the toes and is common in athletes due to the heat and sweat produced in their shoes. About 70% of the population may suffer from athlete’s foot at some time of ...

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First Aid for Breast Pain

Breast pain refers to any form of discomfort in the underlying tissue, skin or nipple of a woman’s breast. Mild forms of discomfort or pain may be caused by tiny benign tumors, whereas severe breast pain may be a sign for infections such as mastitis or injuries. A woman with breast pain may feel breast lumps on her breast along with nipple discharge and pain. Treatment often depends on the underlying cause ...

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