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Should I discard shoes I wore while I had athlete’s foot?
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In brief: Not necessary
Use lysol spray and let the shoes dry over night.

In brief: Not necessary
Use lysol spray and let the shoes dry over night.
Dr. Alan Ettinger
Dr. Alan Ettinger
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Dr. Adam Nally
Family Medicine
In brief: No
If your shoe is significantly soiled, was immersed in water or covered in a chemical that prevents breathability, i would recommend discarding the shoe, otherwise, treating the shoe with and antifungal powder can often be effective in preventing reoccurance.

In brief: No
If your shoe is significantly soiled, was immersed in water or covered in a chemical that prevents breathability, i would recommend discarding the shoe, otherwise, treating the shoe with and antifungal powder can often be effective in preventing reoccurance.
Dr. Adam Nally
Dr. Adam Nally
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Dr. Ankush Bansal
Internal Medicine
In brief: No
That is not necessary.
But you should have the shoes disinfected with an antifungal solution or spray. These are often available at pharmacies or from podiatrist offices.

In brief: No
That is not necessary.
But you should have the shoes disinfected with an antifungal solution or spray. These are often available at pharmacies or from podiatrist offices.
Dr. Ankush Bansal
Dr. Ankush Bansal
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