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A 37-year-old member asked:

How to know if i'm getting athletes foot?

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Dr. Arnold Beresh
Podiatry 42 years experience
Check your foot: If it is itchy and scaling especially between the toes then you probably have it. See a podiatrist.
Dr. David Hettinger
Podiatry 37 years experience
To start with...: The best otc medication (in my opinion) is lotrimin (clotrimazole) ultra. Socks should be a synthetic material like those manufactured by thorlo [http://www.Thorlo.Com/]. Dilute vinegar soaks are good as well. Dry the inside of your shoes by placing them up-side down over an air return vent at home overnight. If this doesn't make things better in a couple days, see a podiatrist.

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A 27-year-old male asked:

How do I know if someone has athletes foot?

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Dr. Robert Kneece
Specializes in Internal Medicine and Pediatrics
Website: Scaly rash that itches that usually starts berween toes. https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/athletes-foot/symptoms-causes/syc-20353841
A 41-year-old member asked:

How do you know if you have athlete's foot or another foot fungus?

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Dr. Arnold Beresh
Podiatry 42 years experience
Culture: The best way would be to see a doctor and have a scraping taken for a fungal culture.
A 42-year-old member asked:

How do you know if you have athletes foot?

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Dr. Joseph Newman
Podiatry 33 years experience
Inflammed skin: Scaliness, redness, itching and burning in the skin of the foot are common signs of fungal infection. Try an otc antifungal medication as directed on the label. If it does not improve or worsen see a doctor. It might be a bacterial infection, eczema or other issue that requires a different approach.
A 44-year-old member asked:

Could you get athlete's foot on your fingers?

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Dr. Joseph Newman
Podiatry 33 years experience
Yes: Athlete's foot is known as tinea pedis. On the hand it is known as tinea manuum. These are both fungal infections of the skin, just in different locations.
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A 41-year-old female asked:

Can you get athletes foot in you're mouth?

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Dr. Oscar Novick
Pediatrics 59 years experience
Athletes foot: You can't get athletes foot in the mouth unless you suck on your toes or someone who has athletes foot. You can however get thrush which is a fungus, in the mouth.

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