Sorry for being gross
February 14, 2013 5:59 PM Subscribe
I think I have athlete's foot. How do I stay clean and keep my shoes clean?
posted by ablazingsaddle to health & fitness (9 answers total)
I have a rash that appeared on the tops of my feet yesterday apropos of nothing. It could be eczema or some other contact dermatitis, or it could be fungal. I put a little hydrocortisone on it last night, and if anything, it's worse today. I'm going to try some athlete's foot stuff tonight and - please don't tell me to go to a doctor yet - if it's not better by next week, I'll go see my usual dermatologist.
But if it is athlete's foot or something similar, do I need to disinfect my shoes? Should I be wearing socks? I've been wearing moccasins for a couple days because socks are making my feet itchy.
Good people of Metafilter: How can I avoid reinfecting my feet with fungus (assuming that it's not eczema)? I don't want to throw out my shoes. They're nice, and I can't afford new ones.