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Myths And Facts About Athlete’s Foot

Are men and athletes the only ones that can get an athlete’s foot? Read on if you’re itching to know what’s the real deal about this fungus.

Debunking the Myths Surrounding Athlete’s Foot

Some may consider socks as good to have but not really necessary. They may be a part of our wardrobe but more often than not, they seem to be overlooked. We put them on every morning, take them off after a long day, and toss them into the laundry basket without giving them even the slightest attention, but socks are actually important. Let us tell you why.

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Myth

running

Only athletes can get it.

Fact

smiley feet

Anyone can have an athlete’s foot.

Myth

running

Only athletes can get it.

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Fact

smiley feet

Anyone can have an
athlete’s foot.

It may be named athlete’s foot but it was not named because only athletes can get it. Reason why it’s named as such is due to the fungus that may be found in the places athletes frequent, like locker rooms and showers.

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Myth

feet party

Only people with poor hygiene habits get it.

Fact

fresh

Nuh-uh! You can have good hygiene but still get it.

Myth

feet party
Only people with poor hygiene habits get it.
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Fact

fresh
Nuh-uh! You can have good hygiene but still get it.

Showering alone or washing your feet several times a day with soap and water will definitely lessen your chances of getting it but keeping your feet clean and dry are also equally vital in preventing this fungus

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Myth

mom son

It only affects the feet.

Fact

Woman feet

It can spread to other
parts of the body as well

Myth

mom son

It only affects the feet.

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Fact

Woman feet

It can spread to other
parts of the body as well

Be careful because athlete’s foot can be passed from one person to another and it can spread to other parts of the body as well. Transmission is high if you touch the infected area then touch other parts of the body, come in contact with contaminated clothing, blankets, or towels, or share them with someone who has athlete’s foot.

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Myth

Womans shoes

Wearing shoes and socks all day
will prevent you from getting it.

Fact

clean feet

It may help prevent if you make sure
to keep your shoes and socks dry.

Myth

Womans shoes

Wearing shoes and socks all day will prevent you from getting it.

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Fact

clean feet

It may help prevent if you make sure
to keep your shoes and socks dry.

If you have to wear shoes and socks all day, make sure to keep your shoes and socks dry. Better yet, slip on a pair of comfortable and breathable Darlington and Exped socks that keeps the feet from breaking a sweat.

Now that we know the real deal about athlete’s foot, a little precaution would hurt; as they say, prevention is better than cure. The comfortable, snug-fitting, moisture wicking Darlington and Exped socks are the power duo that will prevent the spread of athlete’s foot.

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