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How can you get athletes foot?

10 doctors weighed in
5 doctors agree

In brief: Contact

Athlete's feet is a fungal infection that comes from contact with a surface that has fungus on it.
Usually a damp, porous surface like gym floor, pool deck, shower floor and even other people's shoes!

In brief: Contact

Athlete's feet is a fungal infection that comes from contact with a surface that has fungus on it.
Usually a damp, porous surface like gym floor, pool deck, shower floor and even other people's shoes!
Dr. Marybeth Crane
Dr. Marybeth Crane
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Dr. Jeffrey Kass
Podiatry
2 doctors agree

In brief: Fungus is

Ubiquitous, meaning it can be found almost anywhere.
It particularly likes dark wet, environments, and under a toenail which resides in a sock in a shoe is a perfect breeding ground. As is the skin on the feet.

In brief: Fungus is

Ubiquitous, meaning it can be found almost anywhere.
It particularly likes dark wet, environments, and under a toenail which resides in a sock in a shoe is a perfect breeding ground. As is the skin on the feet.
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
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Dr. Morris Westfried
Dermatology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Exposure

Working barefoot on infected tiles in a locker room or bathroom where someone else with fungus has spread the fungus.
Also from pedicure where the instruments or foot bath has not been disinfected. Treat early to prevent it from spreading.

In brief: Exposure

Working barefoot on infected tiles in a locker room or bathroom where someone else with fungus has spread the fungus.
Also from pedicure where the instruments or foot bath has not been disinfected. Treat early to prevent it from spreading.
Dr. Morris Westfried
Dr. Morris Westfried
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