What is athlete’s foot, how to prevent it?

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What is athlete’s foot, how to prevent it?
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By Abi Jackson

Does your teenager keep getting athlete’s foot? Want to know what to do about recurring woes, or how to prevent fungal infections?

We asked Emma McConnachie, podiatrist and vice-president of the College of Podiatry for some expert advice on all things athlete’s foot…

 

What is athlete’s foot exactly?

“Athlete’s foot (or as it is also known, ‘tinea pedis’) is a very contagious fungal infection that is picked up by coming into contact with infected tissue (like skin),” says McConnachie.

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