A 77-year-old male asked:
i was using medication for athletes feet after 2 weeks the feet and toes are red, burn, hurt badly it appears that athletes is under control. what md ?
2 doctor answers • 3 doctors weighed in
Podiatry 28 years experience
Foot doc: Or dermatologist, your choice, both can help. If specialist is difficult to find you can start with your primary care doc/internist.
5440 viewsAnswered >2 years ago
Podiatry 42 years experience
Either: You developed an allergic reaction to the athlete's foot med or your fungus returned because you need to treat athlete's foot for at least 30 days or it comes back. I'd go to a podiatrist who may do some cultures to see if this is really a fungus (because you do sound like a fun-guy), or an allergic reaction. Don't scratch! scratching spreads a fungus and irritates your skin.
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Last updated Dec 5, 2012
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