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Where do fungi thrive?

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In dark, warm, moist places, like your shoes. That’s why they like your feet. Each foot has over 250,000 sweat glands. To stop the spread of foot fungus, dry your feet after they get wet. Let your shoes air out before you wear them again.

SOURCES:

The Nemours Foundation: “Skin Infections & Rashes.”

CDC: “Fungal Diseases.”

Crawford, F. , 2009. BMJ Clinical Evidence

American Podiatric Medical Association: “Athlete’s Foot.”

American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons: “Athlete’s Foot.”

U.S. National Library of Medicine: “Athlete’s Foot: Overview.”

The American College of Foot & Ankle Orthopedics & Medicine: “Athlete’s Foot.”

Harvard Health Publications: “Athlete’s Foot: Causes, Prevention, and Treatment.”

American Podiatric Medical Association: “Pedicure Pointers.”

The College of Podiatry: “Sweaty Feet.”

Reviewed by Stephanie S. Gardner on January 22, 2020

SOURCES:

The Nemours Foundation: “Skin Infections & Rashes.”

CDC: “Fungal Diseases.”

Crawford, F. , 2009. BMJ Clinical Evidence

American Podiatric Medical Association: “Athlete’s Foot.”

American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons: “Athlete’s Foot.”

U.S. National Library of Medicine: “Athlete’s Foot: Overview.”

The American College of Foot & Ankle Orthopedics & Medicine: “Athlete’s Foot.”

Harvard Health Publications: “Athlete’s Foot: Causes, Prevention, and Treatment.”

American Podiatric Medical Association: “Pedicure Pointers.”

The College of Podiatry: “Sweaty Feet.”

Reviewed by Stephanie S. Gardner on January 22, 2020

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