A 40-year-old member asked:
is there an effective treatment for fungal infection on the toes?
1 doctor answer • 3 doctors weighed in
Podiatry 9 years experience
Foot fungus: You could try a topical antifungal such as lotrimin or naftin (naftifine). If this is unsuccessful, an evaluation by a podiatrist could be helpful.
A 41-year-old member asked:
How do I treat a fungal infection between my toes?
4 doctor answers • 6 doctors weighed in
Family Medicine 23 years experience
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.
A 44-year-old member asked:
How can you keep your toes from fungal infection?
3 doctor answers • 5 doctors weighed in
Podiatry 31 years experience
Hygeine/proper fit: Wear proper fitting shoes that will not put excessive pressure on toenails. Avoid trauma. Change socks regularly. Let feet air out when possible. Dry feet thoroughly after bathing. Maintenance with a light amount of powder in shoes as well as a topical anti-fungal cream may also be helpful.
A 47-year-old member asked:
How do I treat fungal infections on the toes?
1 doctor answer • 1 doctor weighed in
Infectious Disease 31 years experience
Local creams: There are many over-the-counter creams that are effective for fungal infection between the toes. Alternatively, you can take one dose of Fluconazole but you need a prescription for that.
Last updated Aug 18, 2013
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