Avoiding Athlete’s Foot

Athlete’s Foot is caused by a fungus that thrives in hot, damp conditions.

Unfortunately, that’s a good way of describing the climate inside of your shoes,

especially during these hot summer months and while exercising. To help keep

the itching and burning of Athlete’s Foot away from YOUR feet, try these simple

suggestions:

• Keep feet clean and dry.

• Change your shoes often and let them air out before you wear them again.

• Avoid walking barefoot in areas like locker rooms and showers where lots

of other people walk too. (This is particularly important if you have a cut

or scrape on the sole of your foot because injuries like this make it easy for

Athlete’s Foot fungus to get in your skin.)