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Why does my athletes foot itch so much?

Why does my athletes foot itch so much?

Nerves affected: Athletes foot is mainly caused by fungus that affects the sensory nerves on the bottom of the feet. These nerves a stimulated which gives you the need to itch your feet. Seek a podiatrist for definitive treatment and get rid of that itch! ...Read more

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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Is there a quick remedy to stop athlete's foot itch?

Is there a quick remedy to stop athlete's foot itch?

To stop the itch,: I would recommend trying some topical therapies such as Lamisil (terbinafine) or naftin. By treating the athletes foot the itch should hopefully improve. ...Read more

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I am a 42 year old woman, I have dealt with athletes foot & jock itch in the past, now a week before my menses they come back & go away after 2 weeks?

I am a 42 year old woman, I have dealt with athletes foot & jock itch in the past, now a week before my menses they come back & go away after 2 weeks?

Hormonal changes: Hormonal changes could effect sweat duct activity. I would recommend painting gentian violet (otc) on the affected areas 2-3 times a week and using an anti-fungal powder daily. This should be done always. ...Read more

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I had a spontanious spleen bleed no trauma , I had strep throat and athletes foot/jock itch at the time could either of those be the cause?

I had a spontanious spleen bleed no trauma , I had strep throat and athletes foot/jock itch at the time could either of those be the cause?

No: I see no relationship between these infections and your splenic bleeding-which is unusual in the absence of trauma. ...Read more

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Can I use athletes foot spray to cure itching caused by possible thrush?

Not likely: Thrush is a fungul infection occurring in the mouth. Athletes foot spray is used on the skin. If your experiencing itching on the skin other then your foot it might work. To be sure it's a fungus it's always better to see your doc. ...Read more

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Ringworm, athletes foot, or jock itch are the same kind of tinea infection?

Ringworm, athletes foot, or jock itch are the same kind of tinea infection?

Yes: All are superficial fungal infections that thrive in the dead cells that cover and protect the skin. Different species of fungus can cause the same or different nuisance illnesses, but all are easy to manage with today's topical medications. ...Read more

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What causes jock itch/athletes foot/ringworm/tinea?

What causes jock itch/athletes foot/ringworm/tinea?

Dermatophytes: Jock itch and athletes foot are caused by fungi called dermatophytes. They are normal inhabitants of our skin. If conditions such as moisture and warmth are excessive these dermatophytes grow , thrive and cause fungal infections. These fungal infections can spread from body part to body part and even from person to person. Keep the areas dry and clean. If you get an infection there are otc meds. ...Read more

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Jock itch/athletes foot/ringworm - can they all use anti-fungals like lotrimin (clotrimazole) af?

Jock itch/athletes foot/ringworm - can they all use anti-fungals like lotrimin (clotrimazole) af?

Yes: They are all fungus and hence can all be treated with an antifungal. I woul advise washing hands though prior to applying the medication on the different body parts. ...Read more

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It started off as what looked like athletes foot. It spread a bit but started going away. It comes back now n then and itches really bad. What to do?

It started off as what looked like athletes foot. It spread a bit but started going away. It comes back now n then and itches really bad. What to do?

Two Weeks.: You said nothing about treating it already, so I'm under the impression you didn't. Begin by trying an OTC type anti fungal topical. There are many at the local drug store. If you need help, ask the pharmacist. If there is any doubt that this is not a fungal infection and possibly some other problem, then, see your doctor. You can mix in a little cortisone cream for the severe itching. ...Read more

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I'm pretty sure I still have athletes foot and it isn't going away with creams! What else can I do?? Itches burns and tingles. On soles of feet! Thnx

I'm pretty sure I still have athletes foot and it isn't going away with creams! What else can I do?? Itches burns and tingles. On soles of feet! Thnx

Consider a powder: for athletes foot to help reduce moisture and improve comfort. Powders, sprays, creams and ointments that contain antifungal medication are appropriate. Treating or replacing the shoes you have been wearing, and decontaminating the shower/tub may help reduce re-infection. Sometimes, prescription oral medications are used. ...Read more

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Horribly bad rash on my feet, creams athletes foot medicine everything makes it worse but it hurts and itches so bad sometimes i can't even sleep ?

Horribly bad rash on my feet, creams athletes foot medicine everything makes it worse but  it hurts and itches so bad sometimes i can't even sleep ?

Time to see doctor: If is not feasible to provide a meaningful opinion without examining you. It would be prudent to see your doctor or a podiatrist. ...Read more

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Athlete's foot/jock itch and sprays, what to do?

Athletes foot : You can try otc Lamisil (terbinafine) cream if it doesn't work see a podiatrist or a skin specialist. ...Read more

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What can be done about for athlete's foot/jock itch?

What can be done about for athlete's foot/jock itch?

Antifungals.: Athlete's foot is a fungal infection in the skin of your feet. It can happen between toes and along the soles of your feet. Change your shoes regularly and let them air out. Keep your feet clean, wear cotton socks, dry between your toes after showering, and use an antifungal cream on your feet. Some cases require a prescription, so see your doctor if things don't improve in a few weeks. ...Read more

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What I can you use to cure my really bad athletes foot my foot is so bad with itching.

What I can you use to cure my really bad athletes foot my foot is so bad with itching.

Many things: What have you already tried? Over the counter creams, powders, lotions, sprays? Are you keeping your feet as dry as possible? If OTC meds aren't working you may need a prescription cream or oral antifungal medication from your doctor.Don't wear the same pair of shoes every day, wear a new pair of socks every day, wash towels and socks in hot water to avoid reinfection, don't walk barefoot in public. ...Read more

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What is athletes foot tinea pedis doing to the feet that makes or causes itching?

What is athletes foot tinea pedis doing to the feet that makes or causes itching?

Good question.: Athletes foot is caused by a fungal infection. The fungus is likely causing skin irritation in some manner. A mosquito bites and causes an inflammatory response. I am not sure if the fungus actually nibbles at you as they are microscopic and we don't see them, but i assume they are irritating the skin in some capacity. ...Read more

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How to know what is athletes foot tinea pedis doing to the feet to cause itching?

Irritation: It is a fungal infection of the skin that causes inflammation and irritation that leads to itching. Topical medicine works most of the time, but sometimes need pills. ...Read more

Dr. Arnold Beresh
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Athlete's Foot (Definition)

Also known as tinea pedis, this is a fungal infection of the skin of the feet. It is usually seen as red, itchy skin between the toes and ...Read more


Dr. Jack Mutnick
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Itch (Definition)

An itch is an irritating sensation that causes one to have the urge ...Read more