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How Contagious Is Athlete’s Foot? Your Bad Habits, Not Others, May Be to Blame

New York University scientist Dr. Rudolf L. Baer wants you to know that you may have the fungus that causes athlete’s foot on your feet at this very moment. He’d like to dispel the myth that athlete’s foot is easily contagious from person to person, with the itchy, burning condition arising the moment someone comes into contact with a contaminated foot bath, shower room floor, yoga mat, or bed sheet. He wants the population to take another look at how the foot fungus really spreads and what we should really be doing to prevent it.

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Are your bad habits setting you at risk for contracting athlete’s foot fungus?
Image Source: Flickr user Nicholas A. Tonelli

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Being Prepared for Anything: Does Your Handbag Contain Athlete’s Foot Prevention Items?

Any woman will tell you that some pretty weird items can be found inside any given handbag. Some of these items may even be quite embarrassing. From tiny flashlights and “emergency” packets of peanut butter, to packets of moleskin and tweezers, there’s no telling what you’ll find in a woman’s bottomless pit of a bag. Many women also carry slipper shoes in their purses — they go by names like Rollasole, SpareSoles, and Dr. Scholl’s Fast Foldable Flats — for more reasons than one. Perhaps it’s to give themselves a break from the relentlessness of heels… or perhaps it’s to avoid getting athlete’s foot fungus from other people’s houses!

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What odd items are in YOUR handbag? Make sure you’re prepared with foot care products!

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Innovations for Health: Can a Body Dryer Help You Prevent Athlete’s Foot Fungus?

A futuristic new gadget promises to revolutionize the bathroom as we know it. The Body Dryer may look like an ordinary bathroom scale — and it is a weight scale… but it’s also a body dryer that eliminates the need for bath towels. Can this help people who suffer from chronic athlete’s foot infections? We think it just might.

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The Body Dryer may put an end to unsanitary towels once and for all.

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Kayakers Seek Remedies for Athlete’s Foot- Water Sports May Bring About Uncomfortable Foot Fungus

Fungus thrives in damp, dark, warm environments. This is a big problem for kayakers whose feet are trapped in damp, dark, warm water shoes for extended periods of time while out on the water. Athlete’s foot is one of the most common maladies suffered, but toenail fungus, bacterial infections, and trench foot are possible issues that may arise, as well. The good news is that there are plenty of ways to keep your feet fungus-free while enjoying your favorite pastime!

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Kayaking trips are great fun if you have the right footwear!
Image Source: SundanceKayak.com

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15 Drugs Used To Treat Athlete’s Foot: Relative Risks and How They Work

Athlete’s foot (sometimes called tinea pedis) is a fungal infection of the skin marked by flaking, scaling, and itchy red patches between the toes and along the side of the foot. It spreads in moist, warm areas such as bathroom or locker room floors and through infected towels, socks, shoes, and clothing. In some cases, the infection may spread to the groin (where it is called “jock itch”) or other body parts (where it is called “ringworm”). There are many different drugs used to treat this infection, including prescription and nonprescription oral medications, as well as topical treatments.

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