Having damp feet can also create a breeding ground for athlete's foot, as can long nails, which can house (and spread) the fungi in question. This means that, even if you do wear flip-flops in the shower, you should dry your toes thoroughly any time your feet get wet, Priya Parthasarathy, DPM, spokesperson for the American Podiatric Medical Association and Chief of Podiatry at Medstar Montgomery Medical Center, tells SELF.
|Dr. Priya Parthasarathy
And if you forgo a shower altogether at the gym, remember that your feet and socks might still be damp from your workout. Change into fresh socks, Dr. Parthasarathy says.
Source: Patia Braithwaite, Self [6/12/19]
Courtesy of Barry Block, editor of PM News.
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