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How to cure athletes foot?

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Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 44 years experience
Tolnaftate: This remedy is over 40 years old and is still probably the best, and it's over-the-counter.
Dr. Arnold Beresh
Podiatry 41 years experience
Many ways: Good hygeine and topical antifungal medication. There are many topical preparations that you can by at a drug store.
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
Podiatry 28 years experience
Athletes foot cream: Readily available in your pharmacy without a prescription.
Dr. Lorry Melnick
Podiatry 45 years experience
Antifungal medicatio: You can try a topical antifungal medication to clear up your fungus such as lamisil (terbinafine). If the topical medication does not clear it up you may need to take a oral antifungal medication from you doctor.
Dr. Arnold Beresh
Podiatry 41 years experience
Many ways: There are many over the counter preperations that can be used for athletes foot. Make sure you amintain good hygeine.
Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 44 years experience
Tolnaftate may still be the champion for killing the athlete's foot fungus. Do keep the area between the toes dry, and consider wearing flipflops in the community shower.
Jul 11, 2012
Dr. Arnold Beresh
Podiatry 41 years experience
Yes: There are many over the counter products or prescription topicals to use. If these fail there are prescription oral medications.
Dr. Johnnie Alston
Podiatry 15 years experience
Yes: There are multiple over the counter creams, powders, and sprays that should help to clear up your infection. If these do not work you may need a short course of oral medication.
Dr. Alfredo Garcia
Pediatrics 56 years experience
Athlete's foot: Prevention is better than treatment. In public baths, use slippers to walk around and make sure to wash your feet very well. Do not wear somebody else's socks or tocuh somebody's toes/feet with the disease. There are many otc antifungals that are quite effective.
Dr. Alan Ettinger
Podiatry 49 years experience
Medication: Topicals work well. They are otc lamisil, (terbinafine) lotrimin.
Dr. Nima Moghaddas
Podiatry 28 years experience
Antifungal : Creams like Lamisil (terbinafine) or lotrimin would work well. Lamisil (terbinafine) cream, is over the counter, apply twice a day for one week and once a week thereafter if u are prone to athletes foot.
Dr. Bryan Bullard
Podiatry 29 years experience
Try OTC antifungal: Athletes feet is usually caused by a fungus. There are several good otc anti fungals available. If this does not work follow up with your podiatrist.
Dr. Howard Fox
Podiatry 42 years experience
"cure" is : Qualified. You can clear up an athlete's foot infection with an antifungal, but some people are prone to recurrence. In fact, one fungus has been shown to have a genetic tendency. A common mistake is people use an antifungal for a few days and stop when it looks all better, but fungal spores live 30 days, so you need to keep using it for 30 days.
Dr. Lori Semel
Pediatrics 35 years experience
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 followed by dry powder in your socks.
Dr. David Hettinger
Podiatry 36 years experience
It could be...: Athlete's foot. The best otc medication (in my opinion) is lotrimin (clotrimazole) ultra. 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. Glynis Ablon
Dermatology 29 years experience
I actually like laminal a little better, and zeasorb in shoes or socks to keep dry and anti fungal properties. see dermatologist if not better in 2 weeks
Aug 29, 2014

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Can there be any athletes foot cures out there?

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Dr. Jeffrey Kass
Podiatry 28 years experience
Many: Antifungal creams, oral meds, good foot hygiene for starters.
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A 46-year-old male asked about a 50-year-old female:

Cures for athletes foot.

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Dr. Payam Mehranpour
Cardiology 23 years experience
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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How can you cure athletes foot fast?

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Dr. Arnold Beresh
Podiatry 41 years experience
See below: Good hygiene and using anti-fungal medication.
A 30-year-old member asked:

I have ringworm and athletes foot. What can I do to cure it?

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Dr. Tammi Schlichtemeier
Pediatrics 31 years experience
Anti fungal: These are two common names for a fungal infection known as tinea. Tinea can be caused by different funguses. You may try an over the counter anti fungal cream twice a day for 2 wks but if it is not resolving within a week, you should see md for prescription treatment.
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What is the best cure for athlete's foot?

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Dr. Arnold Beresh
Podiatry 41 years experience
Antifungals: Good hygeine, topical antifungal such as Lamisil (terbinafine) cream or possible oral antifungal.

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