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A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Bowman
38 years experience Podiatry
Thre are many: You can try otc products like lamasil but i suggest visit a podiatrist for proper diagnosis and treatment. Some things appear to be athlete foot but e ... Read More
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Dr. Lawrence Gooss
12 years experience Family Medicine
Prescription creams: Prescription creams are the best but the next best is over the counter lotrimin (clotrimazole) ultra.
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Arnold Beresh
41 years experience Podiatry
There are many: If off the shelf meds are not working then you need to see a podiatrist to make sure that it is an athletes foot infection or for a prescription med.
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
44 years experience Pathology
Is that so?: Perhaps it is contact dermatitis instead. If the meds are properly labeled (tolnaftate,, clotrimazole), they will do the job on tinea pedis.
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Wenjay Sung
14 years experience Podiatry
Symptoms: Yes, it's appropriate to treat some symptoms of athlete's foot, but it does not treat the pathology (fungi infection). It will reduce redness and it ... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
28 years experience Podiatry
You want to : Stop the sweating and then treat the athletes foot. An antiperspirant can be used. Then an antifungal. Soaking in warm water and tea bags helps as w ... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stuart Plotkin
42 years experience Podiatry
No cortisone: Don't put a cortisone cream on an athletes foot infection- try otc antifungals, for 2 weeks if not improved you will need an rx. You need to apply it ... Read More
A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Arnold Beresh
41 years experience Podiatry
See a doctor: If ongoing and not responsive to otc medication then it is time to see a podiatrist for evaluation.
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
56 years experience Infectious Disease
See a dermatologist: Without being able to examine you there is no way in which to make this diagnosis. Go and see a doctor and get this evaluated and treated appropriatel ... Read More
A 50-year-old female asked:
Dr. Payam Mehranpour
23 years experience Cardiology
Many but takes time: Keep feet dry and clean. Topical or oral anti fungal meds, depending on severity. May take a few weeks to resolve.
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Dr. Ed Friedlander
44 years experience Pathology
Tolnaftate: This remedy is over 40 years old and is still probably the best, and it's over-the-counter.
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