Asked 8 years, 4 months ago

How do I combat athlete's foot?


I have been waging war against athlete's foot for quite some time. What is the best way to disinfect socks and towels to reduce the risk of transmitting spores? I keep reinfecting myself over and over. I treat the areas between the toes with oxiconazole nitrate cream, I wash vigorously to remove loose skin cells, and I even use separate foot towels to dry off. I wear sandals whenever possible for better ventilation, and wash the towels and my socks in extremely hot water with bleach.

Nelson Mahl, Marion, OH


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