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How can I prevent athlete’s foot?

Athlete’s foot is a common fungal infection that is often treated rather effectively with the use of over-the-counter sprays and powders, but it is better to avoid the condition in the first place. Fortunately, there are some easy steps you can take to prevent athlete’s foot.

The first is to keep your feet dry. This means taking measures like ensuring that your feet are completely dry before putting on socks, and wearing shoes that are constructed from breathable materials. Feet sweat a lot during the course of the day, so moisture-wicking socks is another tool that can help you reduce your risk of this fungal infection.

Many cases are contracted when walking in warm, damp environments. The fungus responsible for athlete’s foot thrives in such places, so be sure to protect your feet by wearing sandals or shower shoes when walking in gym locker rooms, showering areas, and on indoor pool decks.

For more information, give Richardson Podiatry Associates a call at (972) 690-5374. If you or any of your loved ones needs foot or ankle care, even for a stubborn fungal infection that won’t go away with home care, schedule an appointment with our Richardson, TX foot doctor office.