Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

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Toe Fungus Risk Factors

Risk factors for tinea pedis include:

  • Feet are constantly exposed to moisture
  • Poor foot hygiene
  • Poorly ventilated shoes
  • Use of nylon or rayon socks
  • Use of public locker rooms or showers
  • Warm, humid environments
  • Conditions that cause weakening of the immune system:

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Last Updated: Jan 6, 2011 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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PubMed Toe Fungus References
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