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Does foot fungus live in shoes?
Last Updated: 16th February, 2020
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In this way, can athlete's foot fungus live in shoes?
The fungus that causes athlete's footthrives in dark, damp places. Your feet are safe insideshoes or socks -- as long as you keep them dry.
One may also ask, where does athlete's foot fungus live? Athlete's foot is caused by fungi thatnormally live on the skin, hair, and nails calleddermatophytes. When the environment they live in gets warmand moist, they grow out of control and start to causesymptoms.
Similarly, it is asked, can you catch toenail fungus from shoes?
4. It can be contagious. It's unlikely thatyou'll catch toenail fungus from having coffee with afriend, but if you live in close quarters with someone whohas it, be on the alert and take preventive measures. “Don'twear a person's socks or use their shoes if they have atoenail fungal infection,” Goad says.
How long do athlete's foot spores live?
12 to 20 months