A 41-year-old member asked:
how do i treat a fungal infection between my toes?
2 doctor answers
Dr. Steven Hill answered
22 years experience Family Medicine
Prevention is key: The most important thing is to wash and then dry between the toes, use an over the counter antifungal like Lamisil (terbinafine) and then once cured use a foot powder, change socks daily and when wet. Also alternate shoes and make sure they dry well - i advise pt to spray the inside of their shoes daily with lysol which is fungicidal.
Answered on Jun 26, 2014
Dr. Ellen Wenzel answered
13 years experience Podiatry
Topical Antifungal: Athlete's foot responds well to topical treatment, many of which can be procured over the counter. It is important that you apply the medication twice daily to clean and dry feet. Because you mention between the toe, apply a thin sparingly layer to these areas and allow them to dry well before putting on socks and shoes. Ask your pharmacist to direct you to the topical athlete's foot creams.
Answered on Jul 5, 2012
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