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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arnold Beresh
41 years experience Podiatry
See below: Start with good hygiene and then add an otc antifungal such as Lamisil (terbinafine) cream.
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Dr. David Hettinger
36 years experience Podiatry
To start with...: The best otc medication (in my opinion) is lotrimin (clotrimazole) ultra. Socks should be a synthetic material (i know i'll take heat for this) like t ... Read More
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A 22-year-old member asked:
Dr. Adam Teichman
19 years experience Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery
I disagree: Athletes foot is a usually cause by a fungus and needs to be treated with over the counter anti fungal agents and sometimes a topical steroid. If ath ... Read More
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Dr. Dennis Frisch
39 years experience Podiatry
NO: The petroleum base helps with the dry skin only. Inexpensive antifungal medicines are available without rx. Use them.
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
33 years experience Pediatrics
From direct contact: Tinea pedis, or athlete's foot, is caused by a fungus (often by t. Rubrum fungus) that can be on locker room floors or other people's footwear. If the ... Read More
Dr. Arnold Beresh
41 years experience Podiatry
See below: Athlete's foot is a fungal infection and can be picked up walking barefoot almost anywhere.
Dr. Dale Vancil
37 years experience Podiatry
Fungus is normal: Fungus is a normal inhabitant for all of us. We all tend to either respond or not respond to this infection, meaning our own immune system. Certai ... Read More
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Weinberg
28 years experience Dermatology
Fungus: An md can do an exam to determine.
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
28 years experience Podiatry
That is one way: There is also creams, ointments, sprays, solutions. Many of which are effective and easily purchased over the counter in the pharmacy.
A 22-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vasu Brown
34 years experience Integrative Medicine
Epsom salt soaks: Epsom salt soaks with antifungal cream bid to area x 6 weeks.
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marsha Davis
28 years experience Internal Medicine
Yes: But only if you don't look for it.
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kenneth Cheng
31 years experience Family Medicine
Other infections: Athletes foot, a fungal infection, can cause cracks and fissures in the skin, which can serve as an entry point for a bacterial skin infection leading ... Read More
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barbara A Majeroni
Specializes in Family Medicine
It may stay around : Untreated athlete's foot sometimes gets better, but more often it persists- stays there for a vary long time and can get worse.
A 20-year-old member asked:
Dr. Latisha Smith
38 years experience Wound care
Yes: Athlete's foot is the common name for a fungal skin infection called tinea pedis. The fungus likes warm moist skin and thus is most common on the feet ... Read More
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