A 23-year-old female asked:

Is it a risk wearing other people socks if not clean could you get fungus?

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Dr. Yvette Kratzberg
Pediatrics 26 years experience
Fungal spores are found not only in dirty socks, but in moist communal bathroom settings and other absorbant humid areas. These can infect your feet/nails if not properly treated. Look for scaly, red, itchy skin especially in between toes and nails that harden and show green/yellow discoloration. Treat fungal infections with an athletes foot spray containing clotrimazole, miconazole or terbinafine
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Last updated Sep 26, 2021


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