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A 21-year-old member asked:

is athlete's foot contagious?

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Dr. Arnold Beresh
Podiatry 41 years experience
Yes: It is a fungal infection & can be spread.
Dr. Andrew Doe
Interventional Radiology 20 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.
Dr. David Hettinger
Podiatry 36 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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What are some things that cause outer ankle pain?

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Tear of...: First degree sprain - is a tear of only a few fibers of the ligament (in this case, the anterior-tibial fibular ligament) the atfl. It's also known as a "strain" and caused from a rapid inversion injury of the ankle or "rolling" the ankle inside, such as stepping off a curb the wrong way.
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I was playing frisbee barefoot and it was raining. During the game, the tops of my feet started to itch and little red bumps developed. What should I do?

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Dr. Randy Lisch
Podiatry 38 years experience
Dermatitis: You probably developed a dermatitis, which is a skin rash from excessive moisture to the top of the foot. You may want to try an over the counter cortisone cream. If this does not eradicate the problem, see your podiatrist.
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A 30-year-old female asked:

My littlt toe on the left foot is painful what could be causing it to hurt?

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Dr. Randy Lisch
Podiatry 38 years experience
Various answers: This could be due to a broken toe, or a corn on the toe or an ingrown toenail. Please see your local podiatrist for the answer and treatment. This is usuallly a condiition that is easily and quickly treated in the doctors office.
A 47-year-old member asked:

Is it a bad idea to play sports with a fractured toe?

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Dr. Jeffrey Kass
Podiatry 28 years experience
Yes: A bad idea. If you really really really had to because you are a professional and you were in the super bowl or something they make turf toe plates which prevent bending in the forefoot and then you could wrap the toe in coban or coflex, but in reality, it is not a good idea.
A 45-year-old member asked:

For how long is athletes foot thats being treated contagious?

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Dr. Neil Horsley
Podiatry 37 years experience
Athletes foot: The fungus that causes athletes foot is always going to be there. It is ubiquitous. It is contagious to other parts of your skin on the body and to others during treatment. It is in the flooring, shower, carpet, shoe gear etc. The best bet is to clear it from your skin and hope that your immune system helps to stave it off. If you notice it returning, treat it immediately.

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