Athlete's Foot - Prevention

Athlete's foot can be prevented by following some simple rules of good hygiene, including:

  • Wash feet daily
  • Dry feet thoroughly, especially between the toes
  • Avoid tight shoes, especially in summer
  • Wear sandals during warm weather
  • Wear cotton socks and change them often if they get damp
  • Do not wear socks made of synthetic materials
  • Go barefoot outdoors when possible
  • Wear bathing shoes in public bathing or showering areas
  • Use a good quality foot powder
  • Do not wear sneakers without socks
  • Wash towels, contaminated floors, and shower stalls well with hot soapy water if anyone in the family has athlete's foot

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