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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. Jordan Steinberg
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Athlete (Definition)

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 ...Read more


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How do I know if I have athlete’s foot?

How do I know if I have athlete’s foot?

2 Types of athlete's: There are 2 more usual presentations for athletes's foot. Acute appearance is usually several small blisters that have a clear or slightly yellow fluid. Sometimes breaks in the skin are seen. Chronic athlete foot is usually seen as dry, scaling whitish skin. ...Read more

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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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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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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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Can you tell me how to treat athlete s foot?

Can you tell me how to treat athlete s foot?

To start with...: The best otc medication (in my opinion) is lotrimin (clotrimazole) ultra. Socks should be a synthetic material (i know i'll take heat for this) like those manufactured by thorlo [http://www.Thorlo.Com/]. Dilute vinegar soaks are good as well. Dry the inside of your shoes by placing them up-side down over an air return vent at home overnight. If this doesn't make things better in a couple days, see a podiatrist. ...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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