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Doctor insights on: Athletes Foot Taking Ketoconazole For Two Weeks Still Stinging

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I am using ketoconazole for athletes foot. My skin peeled off from left and ajacent toe. How much time will ketoconazole take to restore my skin back?

I am using ketoconazole for athletes foot. My skin peeled off from left and ajacent toe. How much time will ketoconazole take to restore my skin back?

Weeks: Medication for fungus infection works slowly, so use for several weeks is the minimum, and use for several weeks beyond clearing is recommended to prevent a recurrence from incomplete treatment. ...Read more

Dr. Jordan Steinberg
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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


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Will expired athletes foot powder still work?

Will expired athletes foot powder still work?

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

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Can I go to an insta care for athletes foot? It hasn't gotten better and it's been around two and a half weeks.

Can I go to an insta care for athletes foot? It hasn't gotten better and it's been around two and a half weeks.

Athlete's foot: If you have tried over the counter meds for enough time and didn't improve, you need to seen by a doctor for better management, if that won't help either, you need to see a specialist, dermatologist, good luck ...Read more

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What is the best way to get rid of athletes foot? Have tried dry and wet spray and it still hasn't gone away after about a month.

What is the best way to get rid of athletes foot? Have tried dry and wet spray and it still hasn't gone away after about a month.

Don't walk: Barefoot in public showers, keep feet dry, consider a visit to your doctor/podiatrist if over the counter meds not helping. ...Read more

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CAN I USE AN ANTI FUNGAL CREAM FOR MY ATHLETES FOOT EVEN THOUGH I AM TWO MONTHS PREGNANT?

CAN I USE AN ANTI FUNGAL CREAM FOR MY ATHLETES FOOT EVEN THOUGH I AM TWO MONTHS PREGNANT?

Most likely: Most anti-fungal creams are Category B to begin with, so they are safe to use. The amount of systemic absorption is minimal with topical foot creams as well., assuming you have no op[en sores the cream would go in. Check with your pharmacist to assure the cream you use is category B and then you would be fine in either case. Best wishes. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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My athletes foot still in my foof im using canesten and miconazole nitrate but still nothings change.What's the best medicine cream for athletes foot?

My athletes foot still in my foof im using canesten and miconazole nitrate but still nothings change.What's the best medicine cream for athletes foot?

There are many: If off the shelf meds are not working then you need to see a podiatrist to make sure that it is an athletes foot infection or for a prescription med. ...Read more

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Dry soles of feet not itchy, red and swollen, I feel they always look a bit swollen? Why? Have used athletes foot. Still feel puffy hard. Flat feet

Dry soles of feet not itchy, red and swollen, I feel they always look a bit swollen? Why? Have used athletes foot. Still feel puffy hard. Flat feet

I think you are on: The right track thinking that this could be Athlete's Foot. Making sure, probably by seeing a Podiatrist or Foot Specialist, might be your best first step. I can't tell from your question if your soles are also red and swollen or NOT red and swollen. If yes, a rare condition called erythromelalgia might be considered. Consider a Dermatology consult, too. Good wishes:) ...Read more

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Doc says peeling on left foot is not tinea pedis nor athletes foot. Still prescribed Clotrimazole. Peelings are there, should I still apply the cream?

Doc says peeling on left foot is not tinea pedis nor athletes foot. Still prescribed Clotrimazole. Peelings are there, should I still apply the cream?

Peeling: It is possible that there is some fungal component (tinea pedis and athlete's foot are the same thing) , but a sample of the skin should be sent to a lab for culture and identification. See your podiatrist or a dermatologist. ...Read more

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Skin under the left foot still has small peelings under the toes. Doc said it wasn't tinea pedis or athletes foot. Should I still apply the Clotrimazole?

Skin under the left foot still has small peelings under the toes. Doc said it wasn't tinea pedis or athletes foot. Should I still apply the Clotrimazole?

If the doc said: It wasn't Tinea pedis what did the doc say it was? Wouldn't it be weird to tell you what it's not andnottell you what it is? If its not fungus, then I don't see the point in the antifugal cream ...so is it just dry skin? Eczema? Was a skin scrapping taking? ...Read more

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What are some home remedies for athletes foot?

What are some home remedies for athletes foot?

Not needed: There are many over the counter anti- fungus medications the you can use. ...Read more

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Is it possible to get athletes foot in one day?

Is it possible to get athletes foot in one day?

Yes: Exposure can lead to an infection, however it may take several days for you to become symptomatic. ...Read more

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What can be done to cure my athletes foot forever?

What can be done to cure my athletes foot forever?

Athletes foot: There is no permanent cure for athletes foot, however with my patients I use a topical antifungal cream, dispense a steri shoe (uv sterilzer) for all shoe gear. And if it involves a serious case then include an oral anti fungal. ...Read more

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Can athletes foot spread to other parts of your body?

Can athletes foot spread to other parts of your body?

Yes... It can: Athletes foot is an infection that can spread to other areas of the body. ...Read more

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What can I do for dealing with persistent athletes foot?

What can I do for dealing with persistent athletes foot?

Lifestyle : Lifestyle modifications include using deodorant spray daily to decrease sweat, applying antifungal cream after, cleaning all baths, tubes, shoes and socks and immediately stop using flip-flops (the biggest source of fungus). ...Read more

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What should I do to take care of athletes foot naturally?

What should I do to take care of athletes foot naturally?

Try vinegar: 1:4 ratio of white vinegar to warm water minimally 3x weekly may help. Vinegar is a natural anti-fungal, anti-microbial and keratolytic. ...Read more

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Please tell me how long it takes for to cure athletes foot?

Variable: It depends on how long you have had it, how bad it is, how you are treating it. ...Read more

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What exactly is the longest it could take to clear up athletes foot?

Lifetime: I have seen cases that never cure but these are usually from military that have spent time in wet, humid places. ...Read more

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What should I do after exposing yourself to an athletes foot environment?

What should I do after exposing yourself to an athletes foot environment?

Athletes foot: If you have been exposed to an athletes foot environment, I would wash your feet with a soap based with tea tree oil and I would only purchase an anti fungal topical and apply as directed. Wash your socks and purchase an anti fungal spray and apply it to the shoe gear that was worn during this episode. ...Read more

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What does vesicular athletes foot look like?

What does vesicular athletes foot look like?

Little blisters...: The best otc medication (in my opinion) is lotrimin (clotrimazole) ultra. Socks should be a synthetic material like those manufactured by thorlo [http://www.Thorlo. Com/]. 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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Can I get/catch athletes foot through your sock?

Yes: If you have a fungus and don't practice good hygiene it's possible. Need to wash socks and never where same pair to days in a row. Try some otc anti fungals like lotromin ultra or see your podiatrist. Fungus likes to grow in dark damp, moist environment. ...Read more

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What can be used for athletes foot for 7 year old?

What can be used for athletes foot for 7 year old?

Lamasil Cream: Lamasil cream is an effective over the counter treatment for athletes feet. Just make sure it is athletes feet and not some other type of skin condition. If you have been treating this with other anti-fungal products and it has not responded then it may not be a fungus at all. If this is the case see your podiatrist. ...Read more

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What is the difference between foot fungus and athletes foot?

Its the same thing: Basically you are describing the same condition. ...Read more

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Can you spread athletes foot to your face? How should you treat?

Can you spread athletes foot to your face? How should you treat?

Unusual: Athletes foot can be spread from person to person, however it is unusual to get it on the face. Good hygiene, washing well with soap and water, keeping feet clean and dry, using foot powder, anti-fungal oil or medication and keeping socks and shoes clean and dry will all help! Check with your Podiatrist for proper diagnosis and treatments! ...Read more

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Can your foot supposed to be swollen when you have athletes foot?

Can your foot supposed to be swollen when you have athletes foot?

Swelling: Normally it is not associated with athletes foot except for the most extreme cases. ...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


Dr. Suzanne Galli
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Ketoconazole (Definition)

This medication is used to treat fungal infections. In dentistry it is used for oral ...Read more