Is Athlete’s Foot contagious?

Athlete’s foot or tinea pedis is a fungal infection often appearing in the cracks of your toes and on the bottom of your feet.   Athlete’s foot can be contracted where fungus likes to hang out;  dark, moist areas like locker room floors, shower stalls or anywhere moist and damp.

Athlete’s foot is mildly contagious so if you have it be sure to see your podiatrist.  If you are close to someone who has athlete’s foot, be sure to insist they wear flip-flops when showering or walking around the house.  Don’t share towels or slippers with the person who has athlete’s foot.  Just be sure the person’s feet are covered up as much as possible until the infection is cleared up.

If you or someone you know has athlete’s foot, please give Kansas City Foot and Ankle a call.  We have convenient appointments to fit your busy schedule.