Health Tip: Protect Your Feet From Fungal Infection

(HealthDay News) -- Public locker rooms and showers may be breeding grounds for fungi, so it's important to protect your feet.

The American Academy of Family Physicians offers these suggestions:

  • Kick off your shoes and let your feet breathe while you're at home.

  • Put on a clean pair of socks each day, especially when the weather is warm.

  • Thoroughly dry your feet after bathing or showering. Wear sandals or flip flops when in a public shower or locker room.

  • Throw away old, worn exercise shoes. Never borrow shoes from someone else.

  • Inspect pets for hair loss, a potential sign of fungal infection, which could be passed to you or other people. Take your pet to a vet for proper diagnosis.

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