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Can you spread athletes foot to your face? How should you treat?

Can you spread athletes foot to your face? How should you treat?

Unusual: Athletes foot can be spread from person to person, however it is unusual to get it on the face. Good hygiene, washing well with soap and water, keeping feet clean and dry, using foot powder, anti-fungal oil or medication and keeping socks and shoes clean and dry will all help! Check with your Podiatrist for proper diagnosis and treatments! ...Read more

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Dr. Jordan Steinberg
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I have pretty serious athletes foot and acne on my face. Could these be symptoms of a yeast infection?

I have pretty serious athletes foot and acne on my face. Could these be symptoms of a yeast infection?

The athletes foot: YES TINEA infection is a fungus like yeast but a different species ACNE NO it has NOTHING to with Yeast BTW a commonly held theory (more "popular years ago) was that subclinical yeast infection was responsible for a whole host of common disorders including Chronic Fatigue Syndrome...NONSENSE!!! Hope this helps! Dr Z ...Read more

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Can I spread athletes foot if I touch my socks and them touch my face?

Can I spread athletes foot if I touch my socks and them touch my face?

Unlikely: Tinea pedis or athletes foot is generally spread by direct contact with the fungus and in an area that promotes it's growth. It is extremely unlikely that a brief contact with a sock to your hand and then your hand to your face would spread the disease. ...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 to cure athletes foot?

How to cure athletes foot?

Athlete's foot: Prevention is better than treatment. In public baths, use slippers to walk around and make sure to wash your feet very well. Do not wear somebody else's socks or tocuh somebody's toes/feet with the disease. There are many otc antifungals that are quite effective. ...Read more

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How to remove athletes foot?

How to remove athletes foot?

Antifungal: Creams such as Lamisil (terbinafine) or lotrisone will help if u apply as directed on the directions ...Read more

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Please help! I have athletes foot ?

Please help! I have athletes foot
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Uncomplicated : Athletes foot is easily treated with topical over the counter anti fungal cream or powder and good foot hygiene ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of athletes foot?

What are the symptoms of athletes foot?

Sometimes none: Other times skin scaling, can have itchyness, sometimes burning sensations. ...Read more

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Persistant athletes foot! please please help me!?

Persistant athletes foot! please please help me!?

Have it evaluated.: Redness, inflammation, scaling, blistering, and having an itch sensation are signs of a possible fungal infection. Other things however could cause similar symptoms. Have it evaluated to get the appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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What are the best ointments for treating athletes foot?

What are the best ointments for treating athletes foot?

Consider a powder: for athletes foot to help reduce moisture and improve comfort. Powders, sprays, creams and ointments that contain antifungal medication are appropriate. ...Read more

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Athletes foot how to treat?

Athletes foot how to treat?

Antifungal: You may benefit with a topical or an oral anti-fungal medication depending on the severity if it indeed is an athletes foot infection. Make sure to dry well between the toes after your shower or bath. ...Read more

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Is athletes foot contagious?

Is athletes foot contagious?

Yes...: These types of fungi have the ability to infect normal tissue, so they can get into the skin without an obvious opening. ...Read more

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Which fungus causes athletes foot?

Which fungus causes athletes foot?

See below: The three most common are trichophyton rubrum, epidermophyton floccosum, and trichophyton mentagrophytes. ...Read more

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Can babies get athletes foot? 0-12m

Can babies get athletes foot? 0-12m

Yes: Atheletes foot is a fungal infection of the skin mostly secondary to feet being humid for long periods of time. It is less common in infants because their feet are usually kept bare or with only socks, but possible. ...Read more

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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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What is the cure for athletes foot?

What is the cure for athletes foot?

It could be...: Athlete's foot. The best otc medication (in my opinion) is lotrimin (clotrimazole) ultra. 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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Athletes foot keep dry or moisturised?

Athletes foot keep dry or moisturised?

Antifungal medicine: Is what is needed. Keeping skin dry between the toes is important. Chronic athlete's foot can make the skin appear dry, but moisturizers don't work. ...Read more

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I have an infected athletes foot, help!?

I have an infected athletes foot, help!?

See a Podiatrist: If infected then you will need a prescription for antibiotics. ...Read more

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How serious can infected athletes foot be?

How serious can infected athletes foot be?

Seek treatment: An infected athletes foot can be very dangerous especially if the infection gets into your blood stream, k do not neglect it. See doctor or podiatrist for immediate treatment. ...Read more

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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