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A 59-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ivelisse Rivera-Godreau
24 years experience Family Medicine
Antifungal meds...: Topical medication to eradicate the fungus that causes athletes foot should help. It can be found over the counter, for example Nystatin. To avoid hav ... Read More
Dr. William Jenkins
Specializes in Anesthesiology
Keeping them: Dry and there's several OTC sprays and creams available, once gets into nails more difficult and may require prescription oral medication

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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Ettinger
49 years experience Podiatry
Topical antifungals: Otc topical s will work well for athletes foot .Sometimes it's necessary to see a dr. For an rx.
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Dr. Ronald Oberman
31 years experience Podiatry
See below: Topical anti=fungal spray or solution. Wear absorbant socks and let feet air out often. Dry throroughly after bathing. A small amount of powder in sho ... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
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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Dr. Grace Torres-hodges
23 years experience Podiatry
Treat and prevent: Athlete's foot is a fungal infection. In addition to using over the counter treatments like creams and sprays, you want to make sure you create an en ... Read More
Dr. Steven Skorman
55 years experience Podiatry
Ddffgghh: If the condition can not be resolved with topical medications one can utilize oral medication and if this is truly a fungal infection it should resolv ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tara Passow
40 years experience Dermatology
No guarantee: There are things you can do to make it less likely to recur, like keeping your feet dry as much as possible, letting shoes dry out for at least a day ... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brandon Macy
41 years experience Podiatry
Topical antifungal : Cream found in the pharmacy, get a prescription if needed for another one. Also, keep your feet dry, especially between the toes. Change shoes daily, ... Read More
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Dr. Satinder Aggarwal
49 years experience Internal Medicine
Yes: Keep feet clean and dry.Use antifungal cream for superficial infection.Oral antifungals for deep infections.
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Luis Villaplana
35 years experience Internal Medicine
Shoe breathing: Athletes foot is a fungal infection. Humidity, sweating, poorly ventilated feet and shoes are the main cause. Antifungals in combination with eliminat ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Newman
32 years experience Podiatry
It might, but DON'T: Unless it is very dilute solution, it might be too strong for the skin. There are safer ways to address athlete's foot, including Lamisil (terbinafin ... Read More
A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lori Semel
35 years experience Pediatrics
Tinea pedis: lotrimin (clotrimazole) cream plus hydrocortisone 1% applied together three times daily until resolved. Prevention : good drying between toes after ba ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Oberman
31 years experience Podiatry
Meds and hygeine: Wear absorbant socks and change often, let feet air out whenever possible. Dry thoroughly after bathing. A small amount of powder in shoes may also he ... Read More

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