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Athletes Foot Powder For Jock Itch
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. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
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
2-3 weeks: Could be less, could be more depending on severity. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
Yes: Should work fine no problem.Get a more detailed answer ›
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. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
Yes: But it will burn. Also please check the can to make sure about use around groin. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
Jock itch/athletes foot/ringworm - can they all use anti-fungals like lotrimin (clotrimazole) af?
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. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
If the bottoms of your feet have white discoloration at times (but not always), and there is no itching and no other symptoms, is it athletes foot?
Feet: The white discoloration may represent callouses.Get a more detailed answer ›
Upper tailbone been itching 3 days between buttocks mainly notice itching in shower I just sprayed tinatin for athletes foot there will that fix it?
Itch: Itch in that area is often due to moisture or friction. Occasionally a yeast infection is the cause. If tinactin isn't effective, keep the area clean and dry, avoid tight jeans, wear white cotton underwear and apply a cortisone type ointment. If rash appears have your physician examine the area. ...Read more
I have no rash or anything visible on my skin yet I have this intense itching mostly on my feet and its not athletes foot mostly at night any ideas
Major burning itching feet, tried over-the-counter athletes foot medicine. My only relief is that I purchased a brush and brush my feet al night?
Do I have athletes foot the side of my big toe was burning itching and red now its peeling with hard dry skin n red underneath my third toe peels als?
Likely: It is probably fungal (athlete's foot). Sometimes there is also bacterial infection. Use some OTC creams and keep toe webs and feet dry. ...Read more
Extremely dry, scaly feet. Saw dr., they didn't seem to think it was athletes foot. No cracking or peeling between toes just on tops of feet. Small clear fluid filled bumps. Extremely itchy. Pain associated with itching. Tried applying aquaphor nightly an
There must be more: So the Dr saw you with severe, itchy dermatitis on top of your feet and did not see features of fungus. What, then, was the diagnosis? Allergic contact? And the treatment was Aquaphor????? Sounds like you need a potent prescription ointment, maybe a short course of prednisone [20mg alternate days for 3 doses]. ...Read more
What should I do about this fungus? I'm using a colloidal oatmeal bath and an anti-fungal liquid spray to treat what I believe is athletes foot that I may have spread, by itching, to my arms, legs, hands, and a few other places. How can I tell if this is
How can you tell the difference between jock rash and herpes? I had athletes foot then got the rash on the inner thighs
Tines cruris: The rashes look different. Definitive diagnosis is made by culturing a scraping for fungus. This will also tell you what type of fungus it is because different ones will have different characteristics. Viral culture of a vesicle will prove whether herpes simplex is present. Put your socks on before your underpants. Many times the underpants touch your toes and bring fungus into your groin. ...Read more
Maybe: But it's never a good idea to use expired medication. Some medication weakens over time, but others become more concentrated, and with medicine, more is not always better. Athlete's foot power is not expensive. Be safe and get a new one. ...Read more
Antifungals.: Athlete's foot is a fungal infection in the skin of your feet. It can happen between toes and along the soles of your feet. Change your shoes regularly and let them air out. Keep your feet clean, wear cotton socks, dry between your toes after showering, and use an antifungal cream on your feet. Some cases require a prescription, so see your doctor if things don't improve in a few weeks. ...Read more