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Onlinedoc, General Physician
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can athletes foot spread from my foot to my arms and legs

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can athlete's foot spread from my foot to my arms and legs and body?
Submitted: 8 years ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  Onlinedoc replied 8 years ago.
In my opinion, athlete's foot can spread to other parts of your body as it is contagious.
It can spread to your soles of your feet, your toe nails, your groin, your arm pits, and so on and so forth.
Athlete's foot is caused by a fungal infection it needs to be treated both internally and externally or it can continue to return, even after you think you have finally gotten rid of it.
To prevent this fungal infection from spreading to any other parts of your body you need to put it to an end by proper management .
I suggest you to consult your dermatologist for further evaluation and management.
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