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Are fungal infections contagious?

Donna Hill Howes, RN
Family Practitioner

Certain kind of fungal infections are contagious, particularly superficial fungal infections. For this reason, you should avoid sharing items that could spread a fungal infection. You should also be sure to wear foot protection in public restrooms, showers, and locker rooms.

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