How to Prevent Athlete's Foot

While athlete's foot is a highly common fungal infection, it can easily be prevented with routine foot care and these tips.

5 Tips to Keep You Athlete's Foot Free

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Choose the right shoes.

Sneakers are best as they allow your feet to breathe.

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Choose the right shoes.

Sneakers are best as they allow your feet to breathe.

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Add a layer of protection.

Always wear socks with your shoes to absorb excess sweat and moisture.

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Add a layer of protection.

Always wear socks with your shoes to absorb excess sweat and moisture.

Change up your shoes.

Give your shoes a chance to air dry for 24 hours before wearing them again.

Change up your shoes.

Give your shoes a chance to air dry for 24 hours before wearing them again.

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Dry thoroughly.

After swimming or bathing, be sure to thoroughly dry the area between your toes before putting on socks or shoes.

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Dry thoroughly.

After swimming or bathing, be sure to thoroughly dry the area between your toes before putting on socks or shoes.

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Be proactive.

If your feet sweat more than average, use LamisilAF Defense® Spray Powder to absorb the excess moisture.

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Be proactive.

If your feet sweat more than average, use LamisilAF Defense® Spray Powder to absorb the excess moisture.

The Dos & Don'ts of Preventing Athlete's Foot

DO:

  • Keep your feet clean and dry, especially between your toes.
  • Wash your feet thoroughly with soap and water, then dry the area carefully. This is especially important to do after a workout or a shift in protective shoes.
  • Put your socks on before your underwear to prevent the spread to uninfected areas.

DONT:

  • Go barefoot in public showers and locker rooms. Always wear sandals!
  • Forget to change your socks. Always wear clean socks made from cotton or other natural fibers.
  • Use the same towel to dry infected and uninfected areas. (Tip: Wash towels with detergent, bleach, and hot water.)

Athlete's Foot Treatment Options

Lamisil Athletes Foot Cream Package

Use as directed.

LamisilAT® Cream

Full prescription strength. Proven to cure most athlete's foot with 1-week of treatment.*

*When used as directed.

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Lamisil Athletes Foot Spray

Use as directed.

LamisilAT® Spray

The only 1-week (twice-a-day) athlete's foot spray. Liquid spray for easy, no-touch application.

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Lamisil Athletes Foot Defense Spray Powder

Use as directed.

LamisilAF Defense® Spray Powder

Relieves symptoms while absorbing wetness.

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