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How to determine if it is athletes foot, eczema, or psoriasis. I have been told all 3. It does spread, itches, and has small fluid filled bubbles.

How to determine if it is athletes foot, eczema, or psoriasis. I have been told all 3. It does spread, itches, and has small fluid filled bubbles.

Athletes foot: This may also be a vesicular tinea pedis (athletes foot). You may need to have a skin scraping done to determine the cause. ...Read more

Dr. Barbara Stark Baxter
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Atopic Dermatitis (Definition)

A range of persistent skin conditions that include dryness and recurring skin rashes that are characterized by one or more of these symptoms: redness, skin edema (swelling), itching, crusting, flaking, blistering, cracking, or bleeding. The cause of eczema is unknown but is presumed to be a combination of ...Read more


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I have read up on athletes foot. The symptoms seem to match up. But what I have is not contagious and it doesn't spread. Is it eczema?

I have read up on athletes foot. The symptoms seem to match up. But what I have is not contagious and it doesn't spread. Is it eczema?

Maybe: A certain kind of eczema on the feet is called dyshidrotic eczema. It is often confused with fungal infections or contact dermatitis. A dermatologist can sort out if you have one two or all three of them on your feet. See http://www. Ncbi. Nlm. Nih. Gov/pubmedhealth/pmh0001835/. ...Read more

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Feet infection/eczema/athletes foot, treatment?

Feet infection/eczema/athletes foot, treatment?

Since all three: Have different treatments it would be wise to get an accurate diagnosis which a foot doctor or dermatologist should be able to help you with. ...Read more

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Rash on the inner top of my foot. It is red, dry, it itches and hot water hurts so bad. Eczema or possibly athletes foot?

Rash on the inner top of my foot. It is red, dry, it itches and hot water hurts so bad. Eczema or possibly athletes foot?

Yes.: It could be eczema, athlete's foot, or something's irritating your skin. How long has this been going on? What's new? ...Read more

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Difference between eczema and athletes foot? Between 2 of my toes is itchy and scaly skin, I've itched so much the skin is raw and bleeding a little

Difference between eczema and athletes foot? Between 2 of my toes is itchy and scaly skin, I've itched so much the skin is raw and bleeding a little

Itching: Can be a symptom in both athletes feet and eczema. Most Podiatrists can tell the difference on first glance, however if there is a question about it a skin biopsy can be taken. Most important is to get an accurate diagnosis or the proper treatment to prevent spreading and to prevent infection. ...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?

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!?

Medication: To the feet, may have to treat your shoe wear as well. ...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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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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Get rid of athletes foot fast?

Get rid of athletes foot fast?

Tinea pedis: lotrimin (clotrimazole) cream plus hydrocortisone 1% applied together three times daily until resolved. Prevention : good drying between toes after bath shower, swimming. Gold bond powder to feet when dried. :) ...Read more

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How to get rid of athletes foot?

How to get rid of athletes foot?

Antifungal meds...: Topical medication to eradicate the fungus that causes athletes foot should help. It can be found over the counter, for example Nystatin. To avoid having recurrence keep your feet dry and use white cotton socks. Fungal infection develop in humid, dark environments. ...Read more

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How can I get rid of athletes foot?

How can I get rid of athletes foot?

Use of: Antifungal creams or powder otc and wearing open toes sandals or flip flops. Avoid moisture ...Read more

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How to cover up athletes foot redness?

How to cover up athletes foot redness?

Treat it: The redness should go away as it is treated. If it does not, perhaps another medication might be in order or perhaps it is not athlete's feet, but instead some kind of dermatitis. If you have been treating your feet for more than two weeks with a medication, and the redness has not subsided, than it is time to see your doctor. ...Read more

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Athletes foot. How do I get rid of it?

Athletes foot. How do I get rid of it?

Start with a topical: Antifungal cream. Currently, the best thing going is naftin (naftifine) 2%, available by prescription only. Otc antifungal creams can be ok as well. On top of this, you must change the environment in which the feet reside. Feet must be kept clean and dry, especially between the toes. Use powder on the feet daily; change shoes daily; you may want to treat the shoes too, with sprays or an uv sanitizer. ...Read more

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Can athletes foot spread to the lungs?

Can athletes foot spread to the lungs?

Athletes foot: Athletes foot is the common name for a skin infection of the foot caused by a fungus that lives in the skin cells. It is promoted by warm, moist, and dark conditions common to the foot. Fungal infections of the skin can arise anywhere in the skin where these conditions are present such as the groin or armpit. Skin fungus will not spread to or infect lung tissue. ...Read more

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Can caladryl lotion cure athletes foot?

No: The lotion can reduce itching and soothe, but it will not cure athlete's foot. Keeping the feet clean and dry is the best prevention, but if advanced, you may require antifungal agents. ...Read more

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How can I get rid of bad athletes foot?

How can I get rid of bad athletes foot?

Meds and hygeine: Wear absorbant socks and change often, let feet air out whenever possible. Dry thoroughly after bathing. A small amount of powder in shoes may also help. Topical anti-fungal sprays and solutions are in order. If problem persists, consult with a podiatrist. ...Read more

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How can I get rid of athletes foot fast?

How can I get rid of athletes foot fast?

Prescription: Your doctor can give you a prescription for an oral medication that treats the infection from the inside. ...Read more

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Do people ever get rid of athletes foot?

Do people ever get rid of athletes foot?

Yes: It takes treatment and it can be difficult and take time. ...Read more

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What is a home remedy for athletes foot?

What is a home remedy for athletes foot?

Several: Soak feet in dilute tea solution.
Soak in a very dilute bleach solution.
Go to the pharmacy and buy some antifungal cream. ...Read more

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