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Dr. Arnold Beresh
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Can athlete's foot spread to your hands?

Dr. Arnold Beresh
Board Certified, Podiatry
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Can athlete's foot spread to your hands?

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Athlete's Foot (Definition)

Athlete's foot is a fungal infection of the feet. A common symptom is cracked, peeling skin between the toes or side of the foot. It is contagious and can be ...Read more


Dr. Ed Friedlander
Board Certified, Pathology
39 years in practice
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Is it ok to masturbate if you have athlete's foot fungus on your hands?

Dr. Ed Friedlander
Board Certified, Pathology
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Is it ok to masturbate if you have athlete's foot fungus on your hands?

Sure: This fungus seldom causes problems on the genitals, either male or female. ...Read more

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Dr. Jeffrey Bowman
Board Certified, Podiatry
33 years in practice
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Need advice on what is the the fastest remedy for athletes foot on your feet and hands?

Dr. Jeffrey Bowman
Board Certified, Podiatry
33 years in practice
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Need advice on what is the the fastest remedy for athletes foot on your feet and hands?

Athletes foot: You can try over the counter lotromin but may need rx meds. Avoid wearing same shoes daily as well. ...Read more

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Dr. Ellen Wenzel
Board Certified, Podiatry
9 years in practice
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How can you cure athletes foot when it spreads to your hands?

Dr. Ellen Wenzel
Board Certified, Podiatry
9 years in practice
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How can you cure athletes foot when it spreads to your hands?

Topical Antifungal: Athlete's foot is simply the specific form of skin infection caused by fungus and this can occur anywhere on the body and is treated the same. It often responds well to topical treatment, many of which can be procured over the counter. Ask your pharmacist to direct you to the topical athlete's foot creams. ...Read more

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Dr. Jeffrey Bowman
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How do you cure athletes foot that appears to be on your hands?

Dr. Jeffrey Bowman
Board Certified, Podiatry
33 years in practice
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Get : A culture, it may be a fungal infection but a different one than on the foot. ...Read more

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Dr. Jeffrey Kass
Board Certified, Podiatry
23 years in practice
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Can showering with athletes foot on hand spread to other parts of body?

Dr. Jeffrey Kass
Board Certified, Podiatry
23 years in practice
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Can showering with athletes foot on hand spread to other parts of body?

Athletes: Foot by definition is only on the foot. On the hand it would simply be a fungal infection. Technically, it could spread. ...Read more

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Dr. Robert Kornfeld
Board Certified, Podiatry
36 years in practice
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Is tinactin effective in treating athletes foot that has spread to the hands?

Dr. Robert Kornfeld
Board Certified, Podiatry
36 years in practice
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Is tinactin effective in treating athletes foot that has spread to the hands?

Athlete's foot: If it is in fact fungal in origin the answer is yes. However, most often we see what is called an "id" reaction in the hands when athlete's foot is present. This is short for idiosyncratic and is generally not fungal in origin. ...Read more

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Dr. John Callahan
Board Certified, Podiatry
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Which treatment if I have athletes foot on my hand is the very best?

Dr. John Callahan
Board Certified, Podiatry
19 years in practice
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Eczema: It is doubtful you have a tinea aka fungal infection on the palms of your hands most likely it is eczema. See a dermatologist or family physician and a topical steroid can help with this. ...Read more

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Dr. Tonya Kozminski
Board Certified, Family Medicine
14 years in practice
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Hand is peeling, cracking, very rough and dry. Areas look similar to athletes foot. Gets better and then worse but wont go away. Had for 6 months now?

Dr. Tonya Kozminski
Board Certified, Family Medicine
14 years in practice
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Hand is peeling, cracking, very rough and dry. Areas look similar to athletes foot.  Gets better and then worse but wont go away. Had for 6 months now?

Dishydrosis: Pts have episodic rashes of the hands and feet with or without vesicles (or clear blisters) that are assoc with very dry painful cracking skin. Thought as a type eczema know as dishydrosis ; balance of thick moisturizing ointments such as eucerin/ aquaphor like ointments balanced w avoiding over "dampness" leading to the vesicles ; cracking to treat. Rotating shoes ; frequent sock changes help. ...Read more

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Dr. Michael Genkin
Board Certified, Podiatry
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