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Athletes Foot On 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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Heel fissures thick calluses frequent pain was told it is severe athletes foot. It is now on both palm of my hands ?
I think I have athletes foot because everytime i dance my pinky toe skin splits under it. How do I treat this?
Foot fungus: Antifungal cream.Get a more detailed answer ›
Can athletes foot cause a pinky toe to swell up and cause pain half way up a foot to the point of intense pain and unable to walk?
This does not sound: like athlete's foot. Athlete's foot is a fungal infection, which causes a red, itchy and possibly slightly painful rash, but does not cause the kind of pain and swelling you are describing. Please see your doctor to get properly evaluated and treated. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Different treatments: Athlete's foot is a superficial fungal infection between the toes usually and presents as a very itchy rash. It can be easily treated with a topical antifungal medication. Onychomycosis, or fungus on toenail is much harder to treat. Typically oral antifungal medications are best to treat. There can be significant side effects with these medications so it is imprortant to make correct diagnosis ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
I have athletes foot and fungal nail infections on 2 toes, I am 18. Can I go swimming? Will it spread to other areas if I go swimming?
Padded part below pinky toe throbbing burning sensitive to pressure feels like more than athletes foot been swollen for months what is it?
Should I let a fungal nail infection on toes and athletes foot stop me from rubbing with my partners feet at night/sex?
I thought i had athletes foot. red itchy flaking toe. my skin under my nail bed was very itchy. i looked down and it had popped?? how do i treat this?
See Your Doctor Now: The cause of your symptoms must first be determined before considering what treatment. There are several possibilities. Athlete's Foot can cause the findings observed as well as non-fungal infections, allergic reactions, systemic illnesses, and more. Be aware that diagnosis of skin conditions is challenging without visual inspection. See your doctor now for correct diagnosis and prompt treatment. ...Read more
I have athletes foot have been using terbinafine for a week. I think I have toenail fungus will that help or do I need a polish/use over nail polish?
Toenail fungus: terbinafine cream is for topical (skin) antifungal treatment and will not penetrate into the toenail for effective treatment. Specific toenail products are used due to components that penetrate into the hard keratin structure of the nail. There are many over the counter products that can be tried, but often a stronger doctors formula or prescription strength product is necessary. ...Read more
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