Trichophyton mentagrophytes

(tin-ee-ah ped-is)
Trichophyton mentagrophytes
About This nanobug

Nickname: Athlete’s foot fungus


Signs & Symptoms: Athlete’s foot is a common infection that affects the toe webs or toenails causing redness, itching, and dry scaling of the skin.


Spread: Athlete’s foot is spread by contact with soil, showers or objects contaminated with the fungus.


Who is at risk: Anyone, but especially men and persons who have warm, sweaty feet


Prevention: Avoid public showers or wear shower shoes into the shower. Do not wear another person’s shoes or stockings. Keep feet dry and expose bare feet and shoes to the sun. Air out shoes and wash sneakers regularly.



“I’m the fungus that grows between your toes”