Tinea pedis is a dermatophyte infection of the feet. Tinea pedis is the most common dermatophytosis because moisture resulting from foot sweating facilitates fungal growth. Tinea pedis may occur as any of 4 clinical forms or in combination: Chronic hyperkeratotic Chronic intertriginous Acute ulcerative Vesiculobullous Chronic hyperkeratotic Causes a distinctive pattern of lesion, manifesting as scaling and thickening of the soles, which often extends beyond the plantar surface in a moccasin distribution. Different types of hyperkeratotic may be due to hyperhidrosis and occlusive footgear, or contact dermatitis (due to type IV delayed hypersensitivity to various materials in shoes, particularly adhesive cement, thiuram compounds in footwear that contains rubber, and chromate tanning agents used in leather footwear) or, irritant contact dermatitis, and psoriasis. Tinea Pedis (Moccasin Distribution) Tinea Pedis (Moccasin Distribution) Tinea Pedis With Irregular Scaling of the Sole Tinea Pedis With Irregular Scaling of the Sole Tinea Pedis With Dorsal Foot Scales Tinea Pedis With Dorsal Foot Scales Tinea Pedis With Scaling and Erythema of Lateral Foot Tinea Pedis With Scaling and Erythema of Lateral Foot Subtle Tinea Pedis Subtle Tinea Pedis Tinea Pedis Tinea Pedis Tinea Pedis in a Patient With Dark Skin Tinea Pedis in a Patient With Dark Skin Chronic intertriginous Is tinea pedis characterized by scaling, erythema, and erosion of the interdigital and subdigital skin of the feet, most commonly affecting the lateral 3 toes. Acute ulcerative tinea pedis ypically begins in the 3rd and 4th interdigital spaces and extends to the lateral dorsum and/or the plantar surface of the arch. These toe web lesions are usually macerated and have scaling borders. Secondary bacterial infection, cellulitis, and lymphangitis are common complications. Acute Ulcerative Tinea Pedis Acute Ulcerative Tinea Pedis Vesiculobullous tinea pedis, in which vesicles develop on the soles and coalesce into bullae, is the less common result of a flare-up of interdigital tinea pedis; risk factors are occlusive shoes and environmental heat and humidity. There are many forms of tine pedis which, we as technicians will experience in the Foot Care arena. The important factor is, as Technicians we need to be able to identify the different types of Tinea Pedis which, we see daily. Can YOU identify what is simply classic Athletes feet or a Dry tinea media? Can you identify a Psoriasis or Eczema? Better yet....do you know how to and what to recommend to your clients to manage these conditions and help them get the healthy feet they need to carry them around for a lifetime? Centre for Beauty carries a variety of products to help with the condition of the skin on our feet. Centre for Beauty offers educational webinars, educational u-tube links and more, to help with the challenges you face every day in the Pedicure room Visit www.cjscentreforbeauty.com Let us help you stay educated and current on the importance of proper care in your Foot Care treatments. Visit our website and learn about For the Skin on your Feet For proper Disinfection For quality Tools & Implements For Lower Extremity care Don't forget to Download our "centreforbeauty" app or contact CJ - cj@centreforbeauty.com Centre for Beauty endorses Life of Riley Salon Supply Contact CJ or visit their website @ www.lifeofrileyss.com for Young Nails, JKS, Argon Oil, Macadamia and more! Like us on FacebookFollow us on TwitterView our profile on LinkedIn