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Doctor insights on: Athletes Foot Powder For Jock Itch

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It started off as what looked like athletes foot. It spread a bit but started going away. It comes back now n then and itches really bad. What to do?

It started off as what looked like athletes foot. It spread a bit but started going away. It comes back now n then and itches really bad. What to do?

Two Weeks.: You said nothing about treating it already, so I'm under the impression you didn't. Begin by trying an OTC type anti fungal topical. There are many at the local drug store. If you need help, ask the pharmacist. If there is any doubt that this is not a fungal infection and possibly some other problem, then, see your doctor. You can mix in a little cortisone cream for the severe itching.

Dr. Jordan Steinberg
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I'm pretty sure I still have athletes foot and it isn't going away with creams! What else can I do?? Itches burns and tingles. On soles of feet! Thnx

I'm pretty sure I still have athletes foot and it isn't going away with creams! What else can I do?? Itches burns and tingles. On soles of feet! Thnx

Consider a powder: For athletes foot to help reduce moisture and improve comfort. Powders, sprays, creams and ointments that contain antifungal medication are appropriate. Treating or replacing the shoes you have been wearing, and decontaminating the shower/tub may help reduce re-infection. Sometimes, prescription oral medications are used.

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Horribly bad rash on my feet, creams athletes foot medicine everything makes it worse but it hurts and itches so bad sometimes I can't even sleep?

Horribly bad rash on my feet, creams athletes foot medicine everything makes it worse but it hurts and itches so bad sometimes I can't even sleep?

Time to see doctor: If is not feasible to provide a meaningful opinion without examining you. It would be prudent to see your doctor or a podiatrist.

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How long would jock itch last when using athletes foot cream?

How long would jock itch last when using athletes foot cream?

2-3 weeks: Could be less, could be more depending on severity.

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What causes jock itch/athletes foot/ringworm/tinea?

What causes jock itch/athletes foot/ringworm/tinea?

Dermatophytes: Jock itch and athletes foot are caused by fungi called dermatophytes. They are normal inhabitants of our skin. If conditions such as moisture and warmth are excessive these dermatophytes grow, thrive and cause fungal infections. These fungal infections can spread from body part to body part and even from person to person. Keep the areas dry and clean. If you get an infection there are otc meds.

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Had jock itch and athletes foot and balantitis now I no these are all candidas but why have I had them all within a year or so?

Had jock itch and athletes foot and balantitis now I no these are all candidas but why have I had them all within a year or so?

Odd statement: While someone might have candida as the cause of inflammation in each of these locations, it is not a common cause. I would be concerned for diabetes in such an individual. A variety of skin fungi are much more common for the feet, jock itch regions. Of the 3, balanitis would have candida as a common cause.

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What kind of cleaning products kill jock itch and athletes foot that arises from doing martial arts and going to the gym?

What kind of cleaning products kill jock itch and athletes foot that arises from doing martial arts and going to the gym?

Try Lamisil (terbinafine): This won't kill the spores, but it will help you get rid of the jock itch, ringworm, athletes foot and help reduce it's spread in your gym! You can help reduce your risk of getting jock itch and athletes foot by getting out of your sweaty clothes, showering, and getting dry clothes/socks on.

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Ringworm, athletes foot, or jock itch are the same kind of tinea infection?

Ringworm, athletes foot, or jock itch are the same kind of tinea infection?

Yes: All are superficial fungal infections that thrive in the dead cells that cover and protect the skin. Different species of fungus can cause the same or different nuisance illnesses, but all are easy to manage with today's topical medications.

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I am a 42 year old woman, I have dealt with athletes foot & jock itch in the past, now a week before my menses they come back & go away after 2 weeks?

I am a 42 year old woman, I have dealt with athletes foot & jock itch in the past, now a week before my menses they come back & go away after 2 weeks?

Hormonal changes: Hormonal changes could effect sweat duct activity. I would recommend painting gentian violet (otc) on the affected areas 2-3 times a week and using an anti-fungal powder daily. This should be done always.

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Can lotrimin (clotrimazole) athletes foot spray be used to treat jock itch in the groin?

Can lotrimin (clotrimazole) athletes foot spray be used to treat jock itch in the groin?

Yes: But it will burn. Also please check the can to make sure about use around groin.

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Can I use jock itch on my feet? (Tebinafine) It's probably tinea perdis. Or just use athletes foot? (Terbinafine hydrochloride) sound the same

Can I use jock itch on my feet? (Tebinafine) It's probably tinea perdis. Or just use athletes foot? (Terbinafine hydrochloride) sound the same

Either One Ok to Use: Tinea Pedis, a fungal skin infection: itchy rash between toes/sides of feet, can infect toenails. Same fungus causes Jock Itch. Terbinafine (anti-fungal) used to treat both. Prevention is key. Cleanse feet/between toes daily in soapy water. Air dry 15 min. Avoid sweaty feet, wear absorbent socks, change if damp, shoe inserts & foot powder help. See doctor if not resolved after 2 wks therapy.

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Jock itch/athletes foot/ringworm - can they all use anti-fungals like lotrimin (clotrimazole) af?

Jock itch/athletes foot/ringworm - can they all use anti-fungals like lotrimin (clotrimazole) af?

Yes: They are all fungus and hence can all be treated with an antifungal. I woul advise washing hands though prior to applying the medication on the different body parts.

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I had a spontanious spleen bleed no trauma, I had strep throat and athletes foot/jock itch at the time could either of those be the cause?

I had a spontanious spleen bleed no trauma, I had strep throat and athletes foot/jock itch at the time could either of those be the cause?

No: I see no relationship between these infections and your splenic bleeding-which is unusual in the absence of trauma.

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What I can you use to cure my really bad athletes foot my foot is so bad with itching.

What I can you use to cure my really bad athletes foot my foot is so bad with itching.

Many things: What have you already tried? Over the counter creams, powders, lotions, sprays? Are you keeping your feet as dry as possible? If OTC meds aren't working you may need a prescription cream or oral antifungal medication from your doctor. Don't wear the same pair of shoes every day, wear a new pair of socks every day, wash towels and socks in hot water to avoid reinfection, don't walk barefoot in public.

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What is athletes foot tinea pedis doing to the feet that makes or causes itching?

What is athletes foot tinea pedis doing to the feet that makes or causes itching?

Good question.: Athletes foot is caused by a fungal infection. The fungus is likely causing skin irritation in some manner. A mosquito bites and causes an inflammatory response. I am not sure if the fungus actually nibbles at you as they are microscopic and we don't see them, but I assume they are irritating the skin in some capacity.

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How to know what is athletes foot tinea pedis doing to the feet to cause itching?

Irritation: It is a fungal infection of the skin that causes inflammation and irritation that leads to itching. Topical medicine works most of the time, but sometimes need pills.

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


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Jock Itch (Definition)

Also known as Tinea Cruis, this is a fungal infection of the skin in the groin area that turns the ...Read more