Health Tip: Prevent Athlete's Foot
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Dry your feet carefully after bathing
By Diana Kohnle
(HealthDay News) -- Athlete's foot is a common fungal infection that's often acquired in public showers or locker rooms.
The American Podiatric Medical Association offers these preventive tips:
- Carefully wash your feet each day with soap and water. Then thoroughly dry the feet, especially between the toes.
- In public facilities, always wear a pair of bathing shoes.
- Before putting on footwear, sprinkle your feet with talcum powder.
- Wear shoes that are lightweight and airy.
- Frequently change your shoes and socks to help keep feet dry.
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