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What's the best way to get rid of athlete's foot?

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What’s the best way to get rid of athlete’s foot?
Athlete’s foot is a fungal infection that thrives on moisture. Creams and powders probably won’t keep you from reinfection. The fungus can be present in public showers, pool areas, and locker rooms so wear thongs in those places. Keep your bathroom floor at home clean and disinfected. Wear clean white socks. Watch for socks made with a new product called “Cool Max,” a material that reportedly wicks away moisture from feet. Avoid wearing the same pair of shoes every day. If your shoes are infected throw them out or treat them with an antifungal powder. Wear leather shoes or sandals. It is important to keep your feet dry so dust them AND your shoes with antifungal powder, powdered alum, flower of sulfur or cornstarch. Go barefoot a lot at home. In addition you may want to try a home remedy: Soak your feet in apple cider vinegar or lemon juice every night for a few minutes. Air dry.