What can cause the appearance of Foot Fungus?
Plastic shoes that do not allow the entry of air can cause athlete's foot or worse if you already have. Same thing happens with wet socks or socks made of polyester or nylon that keeps feet dry.
People with diabetes are at high risk group of developing athlete's foot. Also, if you've already have had it before, you have a good chance to get it again, so it is important to avoid becoming infected in the first place, let alone getting it back. Men are more likely to be affected than women.
Athlete's foot is a disease that strikes, which means it can be spread from person to person, an object to a person or animal to person.
You may suffer from athlete's foot touching the foot of an infected person or simply by touching something an infected person has touched.
For example, you might get athlete's foot if you go to a gym or swim in a public pool and then use the shower in the bathrooms without wearing shoes to sandals. This occurs because the person with athlete's foot can leave germs on things like bath mats, rugs and even sheets and clothing that have not been washed since they used it.