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Bicknell, IN
A 24-year-old female asked:

i have athletics foot fungus on both feet. sprays creams and vinegar doesn't help. i have a rash small bumps with unbearable itching. what do i do?

3 doctor answers4 doctors weighed in
Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
Allergy and Immunology 57 years experience
Antifungal drug: Your problem is caused by a fungus called trichophyton which has already infected your nail beds. Thus you will likely need to take an antifungal pill for months to get rid of it. Since this drug may occasionally caused liver damage, you will need a blood test done occasionally to make sure that it has not affected your liver. Laser treatment has also been promoted but results?
Dr. David Hettinger
Podiatry 36 years experience
To start with...: It may be athlete's foot. 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.
Dr. G. Wen
Dr. G. Wen answered
Pharmacology 26 years experience
If it comes back: Again and again, a few things you can do: 1) follow and finish the prescription- make sure you have 100% compliance to the medical order. 2) buy some otc Miconazole powder and spill it inside your shoes, leave it on overnight, and cleaning them out next day.
Dr. Dale Vancil
Dr. Dale Vancil commented
Podiatry 37 years experience
Some antifungal creams and powders are just fungal static, which means they keep it from spreading. They leave it up to your immune system to kill the fungus. You're not fighting thefungus, the best antifungal for u is lamisil. It kills the fungus. Exposure feet to air and sunlight. Fungus is a mold and won't like this environment Actually wash feet .
Feb 19, 2014

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