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Athlete Foot Fungus
See below: Athletes feet / fungal foot infections if left untreated can last for years. Typically oral antifungal meds such as lamisil, gris peg, Diflucan for 45 days in combination with topical antifungal creams gels or lotions can kill the fungus fairly effectively. Often a bacterial component is present and a antibiotic pill or cream must be added as well. ...Read more
If one of your rugs is probably infected with the athlete's foot fungus, what can be done to eliminate it?
See below: Use a pumice stone or callous file and then apply athletes foot cream to the area. ...Read more
Keep your feet: Clean and dry, especially between the toes. If your feet tend to perspire a lot, use powder on your feet daily, wear different shoes each day and socks which wick perspiration away from the skin--not cotton. Also use a topical antifungal cream. You may try an otc version, but some of the newer prescription medications can work faster than the old ones. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Fungus is everywhere: Usually fungus infections of the skin will take 7-14 days to resolve wtih a good topical antifungal using it appropriately. If you are not consistent it is hard to get rid of it. Once it does clear you have to continue to use a topical on a regular basis to keep it from returning. If you are suseptible to the fungus, it is likely to return without regular treatment. Dr. L. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Combo of things: First it is important to treat the fungus (lamisil or clotrimazole creams are available over the counter). Second, it is important to make sure you don't re-infect yourself. Fungi thrive in warm, dark, moist environments. Use powders to keep your feet dry. Spray your shoes with anti fungal spray (tinactin etc) so that you don't just put your healthy feet in a shoe full of fungus! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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