March 10, 2010
Health Tip: Help Prevent Athlete's Foot
Steps you can take
(HealthDay News) -- Athlete's foot is a fungal infection characterized by itchy, red blisters and cracked skin between the toes.
The American Academy of Family Physicians suggests how to help prevent athlete's foot:
- Remove shoes and socks while at home to let your feet "breathe."
- Put on clean socks each day, especially in warmer weather.
- Wear flip flops, sneakers or shoes in public places, and carefully dry your feet after walking in a public shower or locker room.
- Don't borrow shoes from other people.