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How can I get athlete’s foot?

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Dr. Dale Vancil
Podiatry
3 doctors agree

In brief: Fungus is normal

Fungus is a normal inhabitant for all of us.
We all tend to either respond or not respond to this infection, meaning our own immune system. Certainly, some locations may expose one to a highly concentration of the fungus, but remember you have it already.

In brief: Fungus is normal

Fungus is a normal inhabitant for all of us.
We all tend to either respond or not respond to this infection, meaning our own immune system. Certainly, some locations may expose one to a highly concentration of the fungus, but remember you have it already.
Dr. Dale Vancil
Dr. Dale Vancil
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1 doctor agrees

In brief: See below

Athlete's foot is a fungal infection and can be picked up walking barefoot almost anywhere.

In brief: See below

Athlete's foot is a fungal infection and can be picked up walking barefoot almost anywhere.
Dr. Arnold Beresh
Dr. Arnold Beresh
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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics
1 doctor agrees

In brief: From direct contact

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.

In brief: From direct contact

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.
Dr. Robert Kwok
Dr. Robert Kwok
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