Dorms: Can you get athlete’s foot from the dorm shower?

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As we speak, my feet are sopping wet, and my socks are saturated. I just took the dogs outside, and the early morning dew soaked through my sneakers. Not to worry, such articles as the one you just read are very informative to research. In a few moments, I will dry my feet and put on a fresh pair of socks. I don't need to itch from now until winter dries my skin like a snake on a hot rock. Frankly, I never had athlete's foot before, although I did have a nagging plantar wart. In case you wanted to know, I refused to go to the doctor and treated the thing myself. It finally went away after a few years. Yuck!

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