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Will the fungus spread if I have a fungal infection on my fingers and touch this onto another part of my body?

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In brief: It sure can...

Wash well before touching other areas of the body.
Keep in mind that the fungus usually likes a dark, warm, moist environment. The most likely areas to spread it to are the feet, armpits (less likely), groin, etc. Use a otc product like lotrimin (clotrimazole) ultra if you see it spreading to the skin on other body parts.

In brief: It sure can...

Wash well before touching other areas of the body.
Keep in mind that the fungus usually likes a dark, warm, moist environment. The most likely areas to spread it to are the feet, armpits (less likely), groin, etc. Use a otc product like lotrimin (clotrimazole) ultra if you see it spreading to the skin on other body parts.
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