NEW YORK, Aug. 31 (UPI) -- A New York City podiatrist and cosmetic foot surgeon advises college students that they should guard against picking up a foot fungus on campus.
"Getting away from mom and dad may be great, but college dorm life also has its downfalls, including the foot fungus and wart-causing virus that can be picked up in communal bathrooms/showers," said Dr. Oliver Zong.
"Shared showers are one of the easier places to contract fungus and bacteria because the wet, steamy atmosphere is a great place for them to breed."
To keep feet fungus-free, college students should wear flip-flops in communal bathrooms, scrub feet regularly and check feet regularly for abnormalities, advises Zong.
When hanging out in your dorm room, give feet a break and go barefoot or wear sandals, suggests Zong.