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A 35-year-old member asked:

how can you get athletes foot?

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Dr. Morris Westfried
Dermatology 46 years experience
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 instruments or foot bath has not been disinfected. Treat early to prevent it from spreading.
Dr. Marybeth Crane
Podiatry 27 years experience
Contact: Athlete's feet is a fungal infection that comes from contact with a surface that has fungus on it. Usually a damp, porous surface like gym floor, pool deck, shower floor and even other people's shoes!
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
Podiatry 28 years experience
Fungus is : Ubiquitous, meaning it can be found almost anywhere. It particularly likes dark wet, environments, and under a toenail which resides in a sock in a shoe is a perfect breeding ground. As is the skin on the feet.

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A 46-year-old member asked:

How can I avoid getting athlete's foot in a hostel?

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Dr. Ellen Wenzel
Podiatry 14 years experience
Shoes: Along with the other answers, i would recommend taking along a pair of flip flops or sandals that are water proof (and slip resistant!) to wear in the shower and around the hostel. This will not only aid you in not picking up athlete's foot but keep you from inadvertently stepping on something that can cause a wound.
A 45-year-old member asked:

How can I permenatley get ride of athlete's foot?

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Dr. Alan Ettinger
Podiatry 49 years experience
Treat : The infection with a fungus medication. Prevent it from comming back by good hygene, disinfect shoes. And use an anti-fungal cream 3 times a week.
A 35-year-old member asked:

Can i get/catch athletes foot through your sock?

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Dr. Jeffrey Bowman
Podiatry 38 years experience
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 fungals like lotromin ultra or see your podiatrist. Fungus likes to grow in dark damp, moist environment.
A 36-year-old member asked:

Athletes foot not getting better after a month. What do I do?

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Dr. Arnold Beresh
Podiatry 41 years experience
See a podiatrist: Best to have it checked to make sure it is a fungal infection.
A 37-year-old member asked:

How to know if i'm getting athletes foot?

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Dr. Arnold Beresh
Podiatry 41 years experience
Check your foot: If it is itchy and scaling especially between the toes then you probably have it. See a podiatrist.

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