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CAN I USE AN ANTI FUNGAL CREAM FOR MY ATHLETES FOOT EVEN THOUGH I AM TWO MONTHS PREGNANT?

CAN I USE AN ANTI FUNGAL CREAM FOR MY ATHLETES FOOT EVEN THOUGH I AM TWO MONTHS PREGNANT?

Most likely: Most anti-fungal creams are Category B to begin with, so they are safe to use. The amount of systemic absorption is minimal with topical foot creams as well., assuming you have no op[en sores the cream would go in. Check with your pharmacist to assure the cream you use is category B and then you would be fine in either case. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Dr. Neigatha Graney
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Pregnancy (Definition)

When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more


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Is medication what is best for athletes foot?

Is medication what is best for athletes foot?

Partly: Topical medications such as Lamisil (terbinafine) are helpful in treating athletes foot. This should be performed in combination with good foot hygiene. If topical medications don't work, oral medications can be used. ...Read more

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Please describe the most effective athletes foot medication?

Athletes foot meds: The most effective medication for athletes foot is an anti fungal that is both bacteriocidal and bacteriostatic. ...Read more

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What is the best over-the-counter athletes foot medication?

What is the best over-the-counter athletes foot medication?

Any: They are all equally effective, assuming you use them twice a day. Make sure to dry very well, especially between the toes. Wear cotton socks and put anti-fungal powder in the shoes. ...Read more

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What are the best athletes foot spray medication?

What are the best athletes foot spray medication?

Do you need...: To have a spray? If you do, try Lamisil (terbinafine) solution spray. If not, i prefer my patients use lotrimin ultra cream. ...Read more

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What is the most effective athletes foot medication cream or spray? Is generic fine to buy?

What is the most effective athletes foot medication cream or spray?  Is generic fine to buy?

Both will work: Most topicals, whether cream or spray, will work if used as directed. Generic is fine. The key is to use regularly to get the best results. ...Read more

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How can I cure athletes foot?

Many ways: There are many over the counter preperations that can be used for athletes foot. Make sure you amintain good hygeine. ...Read more

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How can you get athletes foot?

How can you get athletes foot?

Contact: Athlete's feet is a fungal infection that comes from contact with a surface that has fungus on it. Usually a damp, porous surface like gym floor, pool deck, shower floor and even other people's shoes! ...Read more

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How do I treat my athletes foot?

How do I treat my athletes foot?

Fungus Among Us: Athlete's foot is a fungal infection of the skin. It is important to keep your feet (and shoes) clean and dry, since fungus loves to grow in warm, dark, moist places. For mild cases, OTC antifungal creams typically work well. For more severe cases, see your doctor. ...Read more

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How can I treat my athletes foot?

How can I treat my athletes foot?

Various ways: Firstly, since excessive perspiration and moisture is the cause, keeping feet dry is a must. Wear socks that absorb moisture and change often. Let feet air out when possible. Dry thoroughly after bathing. Powder in shoes can also be helpful. Additionally, topical anti-fungal creams, solutions or sprays may be needed. If a prolonged problem, see a podiatrist. ...Read more

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How can I heal athletes foot asap?

How can I heal athletes foot asap?

Various ways: Firstly, since excessive perspiration and moisture is the cause, keeping feet dry is a must. Wear socks that absorb moisture and change often. Let feet air out when possible. Dry thoroughly after bathing. Powder in shoes can also be helpful. Additionally, topical anti-fungal creams, solutions or sprays may be needed. If a prolonged problem, see a podiatrist. ...Read more

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How to remove really bad athletes foot?

How to remove really bad athletes foot?

Athlete Foot: Usually a topical antifungal is given. Sometimes an oral medication is needed or steroid. ...Read more

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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

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Could athletes foot ever be stamped out?

Could athletes foot ever be stamped out?

Athlete's foot: Do you mean eradicated from the world or removed from you ? From you - yes with antifungal medication . From the world ? Not so much. ...Read more

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How do you know if you have athletes foot?

How do you know if you have athletes foot?

Inflammed skin: Scaliness, redness, itching and burning in the skin of the foot are common signs of fungal infection. Try an otc antifungal medication as directed on the label. If it does not improve or worsen see a doctor. It might be a bacterial infection, eczema or other issue that requires a different approach. ...Read more

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What are good home remediesfor athletes foot?

What are good home remediesfor athletes foot?

Disinfect shoes: Spray some lysol or other disinfectant in shoes after you wear them and let them dry out. Avoid wearing them 2 days in a row. Pull out any inserts in the shoes and allow them to dry out as well. We sometimes will focus on treating the infection on the foot but forget that we need to avoid re-infecting our foot in the shoes that we wear. ...Read more

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How does athletes foot spread person to person?

How does athletes foot spread person to person?

Contact: Athletes foot is a fungus. It spreads by contact. Usually with a contaminated surface like shoes, damp shower floor, mats, swimming pool, etc. Best way to avoid spread is to treat surfaces and don't go barefoot in public areas. ...Read more

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Can there be any athletes foot cures out there?

Can there be any athletes foot cures out there?

Terbinafine: Otc terbinafine cream apply to feet twice a day until resolved. Remember you acquire the infection from shoewear that is infected and harboring the fungal spores. You must also purchase some otc antifungal powder and powder your shoe wear each week. Let them sit overnight. If you don't you are just reinfecting yourself each time you put them on. ...Read more

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What happens if I have athletes foot for a long time?

What happens if I have athletes foot for a long time?

It gets worse: If left untreated the fungus can continue to spread and make it more difficult to treat. ...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


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