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Do I need to bleach tub after using spray to totally kill fungi in athlete's foot?

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Dr. Joseph Woods
Pathology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Not really.

This would be a solid extra precaution, but not acutely necessary, given that the spray killed it.
Consistent washing, and thorough drying are very important, as is changing socks/clothes daily. Use of gyms, etc. Can reintroduce athlete's foot so the above steps are crucial.

In brief: Not really.

This would be a solid extra precaution, but not acutely necessary, given that the spray killed it.
Consistent washing, and thorough drying are very important, as is changing socks/clothes daily. Use of gyms, etc. Can reintroduce athlete's foot so the above steps are crucial.
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Dr. Morris Westfried
Dermatology
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In brief: No

Topical or oral antifungals will work, but a dilute bleach 1cup to whole tub of water can decrease bacteria and fungi in area.
For foot bath a teaspoon of bleach would be appropriate. Dilute clorox anywhere spray inside shoes may decrease chance of recurrence.

In brief: No

Topical or oral antifungals will work, but a dilute bleach 1cup to whole tub of water can decrease bacteria and fungi in area.
For foot bath a teaspoon of bleach would be appropriate. Dilute clorox anywhere spray inside shoes may decrease chance of recurrence.
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