There are some measures you can take to prevent the skin from contracting a fungal skin infection. You should always keep clothes dry and clean, and wear loose-fitting clothes as much as possible. Avoid sharing hairbrushes, combs, and towels, as they may contain skin fragments with fungal colonies. Use alternative shoes every few days to avoid athlete’s foot. Natural fabrics that allow the skin to “breathe,” such as cotton, should be worn as well.