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Where did my teen pick up Athlete's foot and jock itch?

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Your teen can get these common fungal infections by exposure to damp areas like locker rooms and swimming pools, or in the case of athlete's foot, by sharing shoes with someone who has it.

SOURCES:

Medscape: "Infectious Mononucleosis;" Preventing and Treating Cold Sores;" "Pediatrics, Pharyngitis;" and "Tinea Pedis."

CDC: "Epstein-Barr virus and Mononucleosis."

Ebell, M. , October 2004. American Family Physician

American Academy of Family Physicians: "Herpes Virus: Cold Sores" and "Strep Throat."

American Academy of Dermatology: "Herpes Simplex" and "Men's Skin Care."

Kaiser Permanente: "Athlete's Foot and Toenail Fungus."

Reviewed by Dan Brennan on February 20, 2018

SOURCES:

Medscape: "Infectious Mononucleosis;" Preventing and Treating Cold Sores;" "Pediatrics, Pharyngitis;" and "Tinea Pedis."

CDC: "Epstein-Barr virus and Mononucleosis."

Ebell, M. , October 2004. American Family Physician

American Academy of Family Physicians: "Herpes Virus: Cold Sores" and "Strep Throat."

American Academy of Dermatology: "Herpes Simplex" and "Men's Skin Care."

Kaiser Permanente: "Athlete's Foot and Toenail Fungus."

Reviewed by Dan Brennan on February 20, 2018

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