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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.
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