You are at higher risk of athlete's foot if you:

  • Are a man
  • Frequently wear damp socks or tight-fitting shoes
  • Share mats, rugs, bed linens, clothes or shoes with someone who has a fungal infection
  • Walk barefoot in public areas where the infection can spread, such as locker rooms, saunas, swimming pools, communal baths and showers
  • Have a weakened immune system
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