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Athletes Foot On Face
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends: The type of treatment rendered for athelete's foot (foot fungus) depends on the severity and the type of foot fungus it is. There are several types ranging from topical to oral medication. One important thing to remember is no matter what medication is used, it is important to address the environment that the foot is in and avoid re-infection. Don't forget to disinfect socks as well as shoes! ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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