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Health Tip: Protect Against Athlete's Foot

Always wear shoes

(HealthDay News) -- Athlete's foot is an itchy, often painful fungal infection. But there are things you can do to help prevent it.

The American Podiatric Medical Association recommends:

  • Using soap and water to wash feet daily, taking care to thoroughly dry between the toes.
  • Always wearing sandals or shoes in public locker rooms or restrooms.
  • Wearing shoes that are lightweight and breathable.
  • Changing your hosiery, socks and shoes often.
  • Choosing socks that help keep your feet dry.

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