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Athlete's Foot (cont.)

Prevention of Athlete's Foot

Simple precautions may help.

  • Wear sandals in public locker rooms and swimming areas.
  • Do not wear someone else's shoes, especially if that person has athlete's foot.
  • Thoroughly clean home showers and floors where family members walk barefooted to avoid spreading the fungus.
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 12/3/2014

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