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I have a slight infection of athlete's foot, such that the skin has split underneath my left little toe.
Is it still considered acceptable to go swimming if I wear sandals in the showers? I can't possibly wear sandals at every single moment until entering the water, I assume a lifeguard would complain about leaving sandals lying around at the edge of the pool.
Some internet pages tell you not to swim at all until it gets better, but surely serious athletes don't stop swimming for weeks whenever they get athletes foot (not that I'm a serious athlete!). Plus even if you did stop swimming for a fortnight, even when the visible damage is gone the fungi likely live on for quite some time in smaller numbers.