A 36-year-old member asked:
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is there a home treatment for athletes foot?

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Dr. Joel Gallant
36 years experience Infectious Disease
Antifungals: I don't know what you mean by "home treatments, " but there are many over-the-counter antifungal medications that can be used at home. In addition, it's important to keep the feet as dry as possible. Dry them well after showering and avoid polyester socks or shoes that don't breathe.
Answered on Apr 14, 2019
Dr. Grace Torres-hodges
23 years experience Podiatry
Treat and prevent: Athlete's foot is a fungal infection. In addition to using over the counter treatments like creams and sprays, you want to make sure you create an environment that fungus will not want to come back to. This includes keeping your feet dry and disinfecting your shoes. Also, keep in mind, fungus is everywhere. Any disruption in the skin can attract the fungus - avoid too dry skin too.
Answered on Apr 30, 2018
Dr. Ashley Vanderloop
13 years experience Podiatry
Yes: There are many excellent herbal and natural treatments for athlete's foot that I recommend. Patients that can not or do not want to take prescription meds do very well going this route!
Answered on Apr 14, 2019
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eugene Batelli
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Meds: Anti fungal meds.
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