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How can I get athlete’s foot?

How can I get athlete’s foot?

Fungus is normal: Fungus is a normal inhabitant for all of us. We all tend to either respond or not respond to this infection, meaning our own immune system. Certainly, some locations may expose one to a highly concentration of the fungus, but remember you have it already. ...Read more

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Dr. Payam Rafat
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Foot Surgery (Definition)

Foot surgery is any surgical procedure or treatment involving cutting involving the foot. Foot surgery is often categorized by skin and soft tissue procedures, forefoot surgery, or rearfoot surgery. However, some insurance companies (ie: medicare) categorize cutting of toenails as "surgery" on ...Read more


Dr. Frank Holmes Dr. Holmes
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Athlete's foot (Tip)

Wear non-cotton athletic socks to better wick the moisture and reduce the risk of athlete's foot. ...See more

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Treating Athlete's Foot (Checklist)

Dry well between your toes after your shower or bath
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Wear white cotton socks, especially in the summer
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Try to avoid scratching
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See your podiatrist if symptoms persist or do not improve
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How do you treat athlete s foot with powder?

How do you treat athlete s foot with powder?

That is one way: There is also creams, ointments, sprays, solutions. Many of which are effective and easily purchased over the counter in the pharmacy. ...Read more

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Are there any home remedies for athlete’s foot?

Are there any home remedies for athlete’s foot?

See below: Good hygeine, soak in warm water with a small amount of baking soda. Go to the drug store and by some non-prescription Lamisil (terbinafine) cream. ...Read more

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Dr. Frank Holmes Dr. Holmes
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Athlete's foot (Tip)

Wear non-cotton athletic socks to better wick the moisture and reduce the risk of athlete's foot. ...See more

Dr. Payam Rafat Dr. Rafat
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Improving Foot Health (Checklist)

Inspect your feet daily
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Dry well between your toes after you bathe
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Avoid putting creams or ointments between your toes
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Can athlete’s foot cause any other, more serious, diseases?

Can athlete’s foot cause any other, more serious, diseases?

Other infections: Athletes foot, a fungal infection, can cause cracks and fissures in the skin, which can serve as an entry point for a bacterial skin infection leading to cellulitis. Additionally, the fungal infection from athletes foot can also lead to a fungal infection of the toenails. ...Read more

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Dr. Pavel Conovalciuc Dr. Conovalciuc
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Athlete's foot (Tip)

Inspect feet daily. No nail cutting if diabetic. No walking bear foot. ...See more

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Can you get athlete’s foot on any other part of the body besides feet?

Can you get athlete’s foot on any other part of the body besides feet?

Yes: Absolutely! athlete's foot, or tinea pedis, results from a fungal infection of the skin. The same fungus when found on the body can cause ringworm (tinea corporis), infect the nails (onychomycosis), and even the scalp (tinea capitis). ...Read more

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Athlete's foot (Tip)

Foot care is vital. Some diseases hurt foot nerves. Watch your feet closely. ...See more

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Can you tell me how to treat athlete s foot?

Can you tell me how to treat athlete s foot?

See below: Start with good hygiene and then add an otc antifungal such as Lamisil (terbinafine) cream. ...Read more

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I heard Vicks vapo rub is effective for treating athlete’s foot. Do you agree?

I heard Vicks vapo rub is effective for treating athlete’s foot. Do you agree?

I disagree: Athletes foot is a usually cause by a fungus and needs to be treated with over the counter anti fungal agents and sometimes a topical steroid. If athletes foot is persistent and not resolving seek medical attention by a podiatrist. ...Read more

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Dr. Pavel Conovalciuc Dr. Conovalciuc
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Athlete's foot (Tip)

Inspect feet daily. If found lesions, see doc asap. Don't walk bear foot. ...See more

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Should I discard shoes I wore while I had athlete’s foot?

Should I discard shoes I wore while I had athlete’s foot?

No: If your shoe is significantly soiled, was immersed in water or covered in a chemical that prevents breathability, i would recommend discarding the shoe, otherwise, treating the shoe with and antifungal powder can often be effective in preventing reoccurance. ...Read more

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Can I get athlete’s foot if I get my nails done at a salon?

Can I get athlete’s foot if I get my nails done at a salon?

Possibly: Depending on the hygiene of the salon and if someone before you had it! ...Read more

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Dr. Marsha Davis Dr. Davis
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Athlete's foot (Tip)

If you wear spiked heels or shoes too tight you are bound for foot problems. ...See more

Footdrop (Definition)

Foot drop usually refers to the inability to dorsiflex the foot (ie lift your ankle up) this can be associated with a variety of conditions. The most common are dorsiflexor injuries, peripheral nerve injuries, and stroke. Less common causes are neuropathies, ...Read more


Dr. David Laha
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Foot Arthritis (Definition)

-wearing away of the articular cartilage in any of the many joints of the foot. There R 19. I'm mid foot there R 5?Causes R trauma, hereditary or disease process. Treatable but unrelenting . The symptoms and the wearing can be ...Read more