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Can fungal infections be prevented?

Dr. Jeanne Morrison, PhD
Family Practitioner

Since many fungal infections are caused by commonplace fungi, it is difficult to prevent this condition. However, you can help prevent both fungal infection and fungal infection recurrence by practicing some simple measures. You should wash your feet daily and always wear loose, clean, cotton clothing. You should always wear foot protection in public showers, rest rooms, or locker rooms. Your feet and body should always be very clean and dry, using a powder if necessary for excessive perspiration.

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