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Many vacations start with a trip to the airport, but if you take your shoes off and stand around barefoot longer than absolutely necessary in an effort to speed your way through airport security, you may be at risk for a fungal infection such as athlete's foot, according to Rami Calis, DPM, a podiatry instructor at Atlanta's Emory University.
"Athlete's foot infections must be rampant," Dr. Calis told WebMD. "The floor is often dirty where all those people walk through security. And it doesn't get any sun. I haven't taken any samples from these areas, but if we do, I bet we'll find 101 different things." To reduce the odds of contracting a fungal infection, wear socks through airport security and put your shoes back on as soon as they are returned to you.
 
Source: Susannah Bradley, Reader's Digest [6/13/17]Courtesy of Barry Block, editor of PMP News.  Brought to you by Doctor John A. Hardy, owner of Toronto's Foot Clinic, Academy Foot and Orthotic Clinics.

 

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Academy Clinics has a special interest in high quality custom orthotics.

 

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