Athlete's Foot (cont.)
Is athlete's foot contagious?
Athlete's foot may be contagious from person to person. Some people may be more susceptible to the fungus that causes athlete's foot while others are more resistant. There are many households where two people (often husband and wife or siblings) using the same showers and bathroom for years have not transmitted the fungus between them. The exact cause of this predisposition or susceptibility to fungal infections is unknown. Athlete's foot seems more contagious in moist, warm environments like public swimming pools, locker rooms, and yoga studio floors.