There are preventative measures you can follow to prevent this infection from coming back.

Ensure you:

  • dry your feet thoroughly after washing them especially in between the toes
  • use a separate towel for your feet and wash this regularly
  • take your shoes off when at home
  • change your socks everyday

Ensure you DONT:

  • scratch affected skin as the infection can spread to other parts of the body
  • walk around barefoot in public changing rooms and showers
  • share towels, socks or shoes with people
  • wear the same pair of shoes for more than 2 days in a row
  • wear shoes that make your feet hot and sweaty

Although all of our content is written and reviewed by healthcare professionals, it should not be substituted for or used as medical advice. If you have any questions about your health, please speak to your doctor.

Authored Sep 08, 2021 by Joseph Issac, MPharm
Reviewed Sep 08, 2021 by Prabjeet Saundh, MPharm