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sudocrem for athletes foot

A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jonathan Posner
27 years experience Podiatry
No: You need an antifungal like clotrimizole creme.
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Dr. Chuc Dang answered
35 years experience Podiatry
Desitin (zinc oxide diaper cream) =Zn oxide: Desitin (zinc oxide diaper cream) is used for diaper rash, its ingredient = zinc oxide, is not an antifungal. Since athlete's foot (tinea pedis) is ca ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Randy Lisch
38 years experience Podiatry
4 weeks: If the desitin (zinc oxide diaper cream) works, it will take one month for complete resolution. It will start to work in about a week this is not th ... Read More
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
28 years experience Podiatry
Few weeks: 2-3 weeks is about the time if yo uare diligent putting on the medications, keep in mind I have no idea how bad you have it....But on avergae the abov ... Read More
Dr. David Hettinger
36 years experience Podiatry
Why desitin (zinc oxide diaper cream)?: There are much better antifungal products to use. Try lotrimin ultra or Lamisil cream. Either should clear it up a lot faster than desitin (zinc oxi ... 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. Grace Torres-hodges
23 years experience Podiatry
Depends: The type of treatment rendered for athelete's foot (foot fungus) depends on the severity and the type of foot fungus it is. There are several types r ... Read More
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Dr. Ashley Vanderloop
13 years experience Podiatry
Athlete's foot: There are some prescription medications that many patients take. Keep in mind there are a variety of effective and natural products for athlete's feet ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Luis Villaplana
35 years experience Internal Medicine
Antifungals: And keep your shoes and feet dry.
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
28 years experience Podiatry
Antifungal: Medication available in drugstore
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andrew Doe
20 years experience Interventional Radiology
Yes: Very contagious if you share living space (shower, etc). Be sure to wear foot coverings, not to soak your feet for long periods (no baths), keep your ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Voron
51 years experience Dermatology
See below: The three most common are trichophyton rubrum, epidermophyton floccosum, and trichophyton mentagrophytes.
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A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Morris Westfried
46 years experience Dermatology
None: Athtletes foot is not caused by a bacteria but by a fungus. There are different types of fungus. The most common is trycophytum but others such as mi ... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lori Semel
35 years experience Pediatrics
Tinea pedis: Anti fungal cream with or without a steroid. This can take several weeks to treat. After careful drying of your feet after swimming or bathing followe ... Read More
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A 20-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bryan Levey
27 years experience Pediatrics
Yes: Babies can get fungal infections of the skin, which is what "athlete's foot" is.
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