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So, about those shoes you just tried on: Did you ever stop to think how many other feet have also been inside them? Fungus that causes athlete's foot and the virus that causes plantar warts can lurk in shoes, says North Carolina podiatrist Jane E. Andersen, DPM, a member of the American Podiatric Medical Association. It turns out that those little boxes of disposable socks that shoe stores provide to you are there for a reason. Fungus and the wart-causing virus can lurk in shoes, especially shoes like boots, where moisture may be trapped inside. "A dry environment is less conducive to fungus than a moist environment," she says.
 
Dr. Jane Andersen
 
 
"There are some people who ... just, for whatever reason, their immune system doesn't fight it [infection] off as well," Andersen says. "So if you try on boots on the store, and someone else had fungus, and you put your sweaty foot back in your shoe, there's certain environments where it's more likely to take hold. And that's a moist, sweaty environment. So if your feet are more prone to that, you'll be more likely to have it."
 
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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