Health Tip: Fungus Isn't Fun

Prevent jock itch and athlete's foot

(HealthDayNews) -- Skin that is kept clean and dry is your best defense against jock itch or athelete's foot, according to the American Academy of Family Physicians.

Here are other suggestions on how to avoid a fungal infection:

  • When you're at home, take your shoes off and expose your feet to the air.
  • Change your socks and underwear every day, especially in warm weather.
  • Dry your feet carefully (especially between the toes) after using a locker room or public shower.
  • Avoid walking barefoot in public areas. Instead, wear "flip-flops," sandals or water shoes.
  • Don't wear thick clothing for long periods in warm weather. It will make you sweat more.
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