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Dr. Jordan Steinberg
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Athlete (Overview)

Ath·lete n. A person possessing the natural or acquired traits, such as strength, agility, and endurance, that are necessary for physical exercise or sports, especially those performed in competitive contexts.


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Which microbe causes athletes foot?

Which microbe causes athletes foot?

There are more: Than one fungus the more common culprits are the dermatophytes. There is trichophytum rubrum and metagraphytes.
These are the 2 main culprits. Read more

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Dr. Jordan Steinberg
398 Doctors shared insights

Athlete (Overview)

Ath·lete n. A person possessing the natural or acquired traits, such as strength, agility, and endurance, that are necessary for physical exercise or sports, especially those performed in competitive contexts.


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What is wrong with my thighs. They are large because I am an athlete. Why are kids mean?

What is wrong with my thighs. They are large because I am an athlete. Why are kids mean?

Muscle development: Athletes tend to develop increase muscle due to training. There is a medical condition chacot marie tooth disease that results in large thighs and stork legs. Read more

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Is chronic athlete's foot (tinea pedis) treatable?

Is chronic athlete's foot (tinea pedis) treatable?

Tinea pedis: Sure tine pedis is curable. I would try a topical anti fungal such as Ertaczo once a day. If it does not get better in 1 month then you might have to start oral medication with topical. Read more

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How do you treat the female athlete triad?

How do you treat the female athlete triad?

Keep it reasonable.: If your girl is working out too much, she needs to slow down. The threshold is having no periods; osteoporosis and anorexia are the other two pieces as you probably know. If periods are skipped, it's time to train less. The consequences of ignoring this can be severe; osteoporosis in one's teens can be very debilitating. 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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What is the best treatment for athletes foot?

What is the best treatment for athletes foot?

Lamisil (terbinafine) cream: Or lotrimin (clotrimazole) cream. The are otc. If the athletes foot continues see a dermatologist or podiatrist. Read more

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How effective are over-the-counter treatments for athlete’s foot?

How effective are over-the-counter treatments for athlete’s foot?

Very effective: Over the counter athletes foot cream can be very effective if used appropriately and if used for a long enough period of time. I recommend to my patients to use the cream "twice as long." this means to use it until symptoms are gone, then continue it for the same length of time it has been used to get to that point. Read more

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How to cure athletes foot?

How to cure athletes foot?

Many ways: Good hygeine and topical antifungal medication.
There are many topical preparations that you can by at a drug store. Read more

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How do you get rid/prevent athletes feet?

How do you get rid/prevent athletes feet?

Epsom salt soak: Soak feet with epsom salt and orally take garlic pills - will take 6 weeks to clear. Read more

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Is Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) an illegal drug for athletes?

Is Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) an illegal drug for athletes?

Not if prescribed: Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) is not illegal if it is being prescribed for ADHD and there is no other medication that can be an alternative for an inidividual. Medical documentalt ion is usually necessary. Read more

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Is there any pill my doctor can prescribe for athlete’s foot?

Is there any pill my doctor can prescribe for athlete’s foot?

Treated topically: Athlete's foot is a fungal infection on the skin. Over the counter antifungal cream such as Lamisil (terbinafine) is generally very effective. Your doctor may choose to prescribe econazole cream if indicated. Oral antifungal is necessary only if toe nails are also involved. Read more

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How can an athlete such as myself treat and avoid back acne even when they are frequently sweating?

How can an athlete such as myself treat and avoid back acne even when they are frequently sweating?

Difficult: Assuming you are showering before and after activities it is a real problem on the back. You can try talc powder on the back to try to absorb the moisture. You could also try prescription drysol but that is a longshot too. Wash with benzoyl peroxide wash. That should help. You may need antibiotics. Read more

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21 male athlete. Measure 179.5cm in mornings and 177cm In evenings after running. Why does this happen why do I get short in the evening after running?

21 male athlete. Measure 179.5cm in mornings and 177cm In evenings after running. Why does this happen why do I get short in the evening after running?

Consistent measures?: Are you using the same posture/shoes/conditions to measure your height before and after running? A 2.5 cm (1 inch) difference is unusual. It is unlikely that you are actually losing an inch of height after running. Http://www. Cdc. Gov/healthyweight/assessing/bmi/childrens_bmi/measuring_children. Html#Height Read more

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Heart rate between 40 bpm-50bpm echocardiogram, holter monitor results are normal, non athlete can my slow heart rat be due to genetics?

Heart rate between 40 bpm-50bpm echocardiogram, holter monitor results are normal, non athlete can my slow heart rat be due to genetics?

Possible: Genetics can influence your heart's responsiveness to the balance between sympathetic and parasympathetic tone as well as endocrine conditions such as hypothyroidism which can aggravate bradycardia. Their are also hereditary connections between such things as maternal lupus and congenital complete heart block. Additional monitoring and assessing chronotropic responsiveness might be in order. Read more

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What increases my risk for athlete's foot at summer school?

What increases my risk for athlete's foot at summer school?

Environment: Athlete's foot fungus grows well in a arm, dark, moist environment. This is not unusual in the summer. Change socks daily, wash and dry your feet well and use a topical antifungal on a regular basis. Dr l. Read more

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Are athletes at higher risk for arthritis?

Are athletes at higher risk for arthritis?

Probably: Potential for injury and overuse is greater for athletes. I feel the vast health benefits of of being physically active far outweigh the potential detrimental effects. As you get older, some activities may become more difficult. Enjoy them now! Good luck! Dr l. Read more

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What kind of nutrition athletes need?

What kind of nutrition athletes need?

Same: They need the same as the rest of us, Lean Protein as meat, chicken, fish, beans and legumes. Carbohydrates as whole grains, fruits and vegetables, healthy fats- unsaturated, Nuts and seeds, Plenty of water for re hydration and to help the kidney work to get rid of waste. Their calorie requirement may be higher due to their activity, but the types of foods are the same. Also include dairy Read more

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