Absolutely not! Anyone can acquire athlete’s foot. Athlete’s foot is a fungus found usually on the bottom of the foot in between the toes. Fungus is everywhere especially in damp environments such as around swimming pools, locker rooms, and community showers. Wearing protective foot wear such as shower shoes or pool shoes when in these environments can help prevent developing athlete’s foot. If over the counter athlete’s foot medications and keeping your feet dry don’t remedy the condition, please consult with our office for treatment recommendations.