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Can athlete’s foot cause nail infections?

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Dr. Francine Yep
30 years experience in Family Medicine
Fungus among us: Yes, the fungus in your feet can creep into the nailbeds of your toes. Then the fungus gets into your nails. So if you're trying to get rid of toenail fungus, you should also watch out for and treat athlete's foot too. Good point!
Answered on Mar 12, 2014
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Dr. Horacio Capote
Specializes in Psychiatry
In addition to paying attention to foot hygiene & apply an anti-fungal regularly to affected areas for at least 2 months. You may want to get into the habit of putting your socks on before your underwear lest you develop jock-itch too.
Jan 5, 2012

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