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Should you keep your feet dry if you are trying to treat athlete's foot?

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  • It is important to keep your feet clean and dry. Wear clean absorbent socks made of natural fibers, such as cotton, and change them during the day if your feet become moist or sweaty.
  • If possible, remove the insoles of shoes and sneakers to allow them to dry out over night.
  • Dusting the inside of your shoes and socks with talcum powder or a medicated powder such as Desenex will help to decrease the moisture level.
  • Alternate wearing different pairs of shoes to allow them to dry out for a day or two at a time.

From: Athlete's Foot Treatment WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

Mayo Clinic: "Athlete's Foot."

MedlinePlus: "Athlete's Foot."

Reviewed by Carol DerSarkissian on May 15, 2018

SOURCES:

Mayo Clinic: "Athlete's Foot."

MedlinePlus: "Athlete's Foot."

Reviewed by Carol DerSarkissian on May 15, 2018

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