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A 18-year-old male asked:

Can i get a foot fungus just by trying new sandals on that someone else who has fungus tried on?

2 doctor answers4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Ashley Vanderloop
Podiatry 14 years experience
Foot fungus: It is possible to get athlete's foot fungus from another person by wearing their shoes. The chances are less if you only tried them on. If you are concerned, there are some excellent treatments I suggest as well as daily preventative methods to take!
Dr. Scott Keith
Podiatry 45 years experience
Anytime, anywhere...: If your toes can become infected by a fungus just by you wearing your own shoes, and not necessarily doing any activity out of the normal, then it stands to reason that trying sandals on that may have been become infected, can expose your feet to a fungus.

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