Pharmacy Corner
Fancy Feet: Caring for Plantar Warts, Athlete’s Foot and Fungal Toenail Infections Athlete’s Foot: Prevention
Athlete’s Foot 4

How do I prevent athlete’s foot? 2

  • Do not share personal items, such as nail clippers, towels, socks or shoes
  • Avoid walking barefoot and wear appropriate footwear when using a public pool, locker room or shower
  • Carefully wash your feet with mild soap and water everyday
  • Thoroughly dry your feet and the areas between your toes
  • When your feet are sweaty, use an absorbent powder (e.g. talcum powder)
  • Keep your feet dry by regularly changing your socks and choosing socks that absorb moisture (e.g. cotton) or wick it away
  • Avoid wearing shoes that are too tight