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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Voron
51 years experience Dermatology
See below: Trichophyton rubrum.
Dr. Howard Fox
42 years experience Podiatry
Trichophyton rubrum: I agree with dr. Voron. In fact, trichophyton rubrum has been shown to have a genetic predilection, and some folks who have a certain gene keep getti ... Read More
Dr. Darrell Latva
42 years experience Podiatry
DEPENDS: Moccasin-type is usually caused by T. rubrum. The more aggressive vesicular type is caused by T. metagrophytes.

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Dr. Robert Peppercorn
43 years experience Dermatology
Foot fungus easy to: Try over the counter Miconazole cream or Clotrimazole cream. Rub on twice a day for 2 weeks and if not better see a dermatologist. There are other con ... Read More
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Dr. Mary Ellen Luchetti
35 years experience Dermatology
Foot fungus: Besides over the counter meds, you should keep your feet dry. If it does not improve, prescription cream or pills may be necessary. If nails are inv ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Oberman
31 years experience Podiatry
Topical meds/hygeine: Wear absorbant socks and let feet air out often. Powder in shoes may help. Dry thoroughly after bathing. Topical ant-fungal medication helps. If still ... Read More
Dr. Alan Ettinger
49 years experience Podiatry
Topicals: Try lotrimin or Lamisil (terbinafine) otc.
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
28 years experience Podiatry
Sure: Try an over the counter cream first. If the fungus is resistant, you may need an oral antifungal agent or sometimes a shoe disinfectant as you could b ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Grace Torres-hodges
23 years experience Podiatry
Technically...: if you mean KINDS as to type of species - it's quite numerous but the most common is trichophyton rubrum. Tinea pedis (aka foot fungus) is an infecti ... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Ettinger
49 years experience Podiatry
Topical: Anti fungals like Lamisil (terbinafine) cream work well.
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Dr. Alfredo Garcia
56 years experience Pediatrics
Athlete's foot: Prevention is better than treatment. In public baths, use slippers to walk around and make sure to wash your feet very well. Do not wear somebody else ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Inwood
35 years experience Podiatry
Funfus: A fungal infection is not related to what you do or do not eat. That infection is caused bu a fungal organism ( of which there are many) that colon ... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Morris Westfried
46 years experience Dermatology
Scaling: It is scaly and possibly red, and it is white between the toes. In the groin it is red with a sharp border with a peripheral scale.
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Philip Miller
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Slowly spreading: Tinea pedis ( athlete's foot) is usually a localized infection to the feet and can spread to the toenails. Many excellent creams are available for tre ... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anand Patel
26 years experience Pediatrics
Which foot fungus?: Depends on the foot fungus. Athlete's foot can persist and can spread. Nail fungus can spread to other nails and become quite persistent. If there are ... Read More
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