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Will hygiene improve chances against contracting fungal infections on skin?

2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Michael Tomeo
Dermatology

In brief: Yes

Preserving skin integrity by avoiding skin cuts , abrasions or sores can prevent most skin infections.
Use of anti-microbial cleansers can also be helpful.

In brief: Yes

Preserving skin integrity by avoiding skin cuts , abrasions or sores can prevent most skin infections.
Use of anti-microbial cleansers can also be helpful.
Dr. Michael Tomeo
Dr. Michael Tomeo
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Dr. Joshua Davidson
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology

In brief: It can't hurt!

It certainly can't hurt.
Common hygiene practices prevent infection and transference of many infections, fungal ones included. There are exceptions to the rule, however. For example, if one were to shower 4-5 times a day, and expose the skin/feet to frequent moisture, it might actually increase the change of a tinea pedis (athlete's foot) infection. That being said, good hygiene is always smart.

In brief: It can't hurt!

It certainly can't hurt.
Common hygiene practices prevent infection and transference of many infections, fungal ones included. There are exceptions to the rule, however. For example, if one were to shower 4-5 times a day, and expose the skin/feet to frequent moisture, it might actually increase the change of a tinea pedis (athlete's foot) infection. That being said, good hygiene is always smart.
Dr. Joshua Davidson
Dr. Joshua Davidson
Thank
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