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can you get athletes foot on your face

A female asked:
Dr. Rajesh Kumar
48 years experience Pediatrics
Possible: Athletes foot is a fungal infection and can be transmitted to other parts of the body esp the areas that stay warm and moist. It may also go onto the ... Read More
Dr. Ashley Vanderloop
13 years experience Podiatry
Unusual: Athletes foot can be spread from person to person, however it is unusual to get it on the face. Good hygiene, washing well with soap and water, keepi ... Read More
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A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mohammad Khan
30 years experience Pediatrics
Not really: infection with athletes feet, happen when the place is wet and dark
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Dr. Katharine Cox
45 years experience Pediatric Emergency Medicine
Unlikely: Tinea pedis or athletes foot is generally spread by direct contact with the fungus and in an area that promotes it's growth. It is extremely unlikely ... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Bailie
31 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
No: separate causes- see Dermatologist
Dr. Richard Zimon
59 years experience Internal Medicine
The athletes foot: YES TINEA infection is a fungus like yeast but a different species ACNE NO it has NOTHING to with Yeast BTW a commonly held theory (more "popular y ... Read More
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Dr. Frank Kuitems
39 years experience Internal Medicine
Yes : See primary care doctor and get a evaluation or health temp is it
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Morris Westfried
46 years experience Dermatology
Exposure: Working barefoot on infected tiles in a locker room or bathroom where someone else with fungus has spread the fungus. Also from pedicure where the ins ... Read More
A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Oscar Novick
58 years experience Pediatrics
Athletes foot: You can't get athletes foot in the mouth unless you suck on your toes or someone who has athletes foot. You can however get thrush which is a fungus, ... Read More
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A 20-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bryan Levey
27 years experience Pediatrics
Yes: Babies can get fungal infections of the skin, which is what "athlete's foot" is.
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Bowman
38 years experience Podiatry
Yes: If you have a fungus and don't practice good hygiene it's possible. Need to wash socks and never where same pair to days in a row. Try some otc anti f ... Read More
A 59-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ivelisse Rivera-Godreau
24 years experience Family Medicine
Antifungal meds...: Topical medication to eradicate the fungus that causes athletes foot should help. It can be found over the counter, for example Nystatin. To avoid hav ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arnold Beresh
41 years experience Podiatry
Yes: If exposed to it the fungus can get into the skin in a day.

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