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Health Tip: Prevent Athlete's Foot

It's often picked up in public places

(HealthDay News) - Athlete's foot is a fungal infection, often found in public locker rooms and showers, or anywhere else that is damp, dark and warm.

Here are suggestions to help prevent athlete's foot, courtesy of the American Podiatric Medical Association:

  • Don't walk barefoot in public areas like pools, showers, locker rooms or dressing rooms. Always wear flip flops or some kind of shower shoes.
  • Before putting on shoes, sprinkle the feet with talcum powder to keep them dry.
  • Wear shoes that allow air to circulate so that your feet stay drier.
  • Wear thick, absorbent socks that keep your feet dry, and change them at least daily.
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