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A 21-year-old member asked:

Is athlete's foot contagious?

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Dr. Arnold Beresh
Podiatry 42 years experience
Yes: It is a fungal infection & can be spread.
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Dr. Andrew Doe
Radiology - Interventional 21 years experience
Yes: Very contagious if you share living space (shower, etc). Be sure to wear foot coverings, not to soak your feet for long periods (no baths), keep your feet dry, and use antifungals.
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Dr. David Hettinger
Podiatry 37 years experience
Yes...: These types of fungi have the ability to infect normal tissue, so they can get into the skin without an obvious opening.
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A 21-year-old member asked:

What is athlete's foot?

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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 34 years experience
Tinea pedis rash: Tinea pedis, or athlete's foot, is caused by a fungus (often by t. Rubrum fungus) that can be on locker room floors or other people's footwear. If the fungus is able to take hold on the skin cells and start growing, one will get the athlete's foot rash. Tinea pedis should be treated to relieve symptoms and also to prevent it from spreading to the toenails.
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