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A 19-year-old male asked:

I have athletes foot and fungus nail infection on 2 toes.. if i went swimming would i contaminate the water & spread the fungus to my hair, groin ect ?

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Dr. Nguyen Nguyen
Pediatrics 51 years experience
Not likely: Athlete foot and nail fungus don't get transmitted to the same person just by swimming in water. At the same time, it is a difficult infection to get rid of and you may need strong prescription from a doctor

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