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Could my husband have given me his athletes foot by rubbing his feet on me during the night in bed?

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Dr. Morris Westfried
Dermatology
3 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

Athletes foot, or a fungal infection can be caught by direct contact.
Both you and your husband need to be treated to eradicate the fungus, as well as the tiles in the bathroom to prevent reinfection. Lamisil (terbinafine) is an o/c antifungal cream. If it is resistant to non - prescription see a doctor for prescription antifungals.

In brief: Yes

Athletes foot, or a fungal infection can be caught by direct contact.
Both you and your husband need to be treated to eradicate the fungus, as well as the tiles in the bathroom to prevent reinfection. Lamisil (terbinafine) is an o/c antifungal cream. If it is resistant to non - prescription see a doctor for prescription antifungals.
Dr. Morris Westfried
Dr. Morris Westfried
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Dr. Ronald Shelton
Dermatology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Athlete's foot

For any infection to occur, the innoculum, or amount of infectious particles, such as fungus in athlete's foot, needs to be of significant quantity and for long enough time or w skin that has a broken barrier and exposed to the elements, or in a paitent who's skin immune's system can't fight the contagion as well as other people's immune system. Transmission from floor in shower, gym, pool side.

In brief: Athlete's foot

For any infection to occur, the innoculum, or amount of infectious particles, such as fungus in athlete's foot, needs to be of significant quantity and for long enough time or w skin that has a broken barrier and exposed to the elements, or in a paitent who's skin immune's system can't fight the contagion as well as other people's immune system. Transmission from floor in shower, gym, pool side.
Dr. Ronald Shelton
Dr. Ronald Shelton
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Dr. Jeffrey Kass
Podiatry

In brief: Possible

But 4 feet in a bed are always better than 2.
So, there is a bright side. Make him apply the antifungal cream to your feet.

In brief: Possible

But 4 feet in a bed are always better than 2.
So, there is a bright side. Make him apply the antifungal cream to your feet.
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
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