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Athlete's foot is probably the best-known infection you can pick up at the gym. "It's an itchy rash that's usually red, inflamed, and scaly. It's highly contagious and can be caught anytime you're barefoot, in open-toed shoes, or wearing wet socks," says podiatrist, Velimir Petkov, DPM, owner of Premier Podiatry in Clifton, New Jersey.
 
Dr. Velimir Petkov
 
 
"To avoid getting athlete's foot, avoid going barefoot in common areas and keep your feet dry," Petkov says. The fungus thrives in warm, wet environments so he suggests washing and drying your feet regularly, changing your socks after exercise, wearing shoes in all common areas in the gym, allowing your training shoes time to dry before re-use, regularly cleaning your gym bag, and wearing flip-flops in the shower. 
 
Source: Gabrielle Kassel, greatist.com  
 
Courtesy of Barry Block, editor of PM News.
 
Brought to you by Doctor John A. Hardy, owner of Toronto's foot clinic, Academy Foot and Orthotic Clinics.

 

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