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Is fungus athlete's foot?

Is fungus athlete's foot?

Athlete's = fungus.: Athlete's foot is caused by tinea pedis, a fungus that causes foot itch. This can cause scaliness to red inflammation of the area involved. Other tests, like KOH prep show the fungus in the form of hyphae. ...Read more

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Foot drop shoes

Foot drop shoes

Foot Drop Shoes: The only shoe type I have ever found useless for some of my patients with drop foot is some stable heel. Since it is hard to lift your foot past ankle neutral, the heel makes it easier to move from heel lift to propulsion. For a guy, probably cowboy boots would be the best, or dansko clog type shoes. Dr rich blake. ...Read more

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Dancer foot care...Advice?

Dancer foot care...Advice?

Prevention...: Popper warm up and use of supportive shoes are important. If you are having a specific problem, have the feet evaluated by a professional. ...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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Best running shoes for flat foot sprinter ?

Best running shoes for flat foot sprinter ?

A good fitting: the internet is full of different ideas of brands of shoes for your foot type and body size. What you need to do is either find a good shoe fitter at a running store and have hem check your foot and try different pairs with arch supports for your foot. Make sure it is comfortable and feels like good support. You can always see a sports medicine physician or a podiatrist who can fit you. ...Read more

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Cures for athletes foot.

Depends: The type of treatment rendered for athelete's foot (foot fungus) depends on the severity and the type of foot fungus it is. There are several types ranging from topical to oral medication. One important thing to remember is no matter what medication is used, it is important to address the environment that the foot is in and avoid re-infection. Don't forget to disinfect socks as well as shoes! ...Read more

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Can sweaty feet cause athletes foot?

Can sweaty feet cause athletes foot?

Moisture and fungus: Sweaty feet are conducive to fungal growth. Both moisture and fungus are essential for athletes foot. Unfortunately the causative fungi are normally present in the environment. See this site for more info. http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/athletes-foot/ds00317. ...Read more

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What causes athlete's foot?

What causes athlete's foot?

Fungus: Fungus lives almost everywhere and it loves dark, wet areas like a foot in a sock in a shoe... ...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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Could i spray athlete's foot spray in my shoes?

I don't see : What would stop you.....They do make sprays for the shoes. I am not sure if it is just a marketing gimmick or if it somehow works different....You would have to check the labels for ingredients. I see no reason why you can't do that. ...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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What are symptoms of athlete's foot and foot fungus?

What are symptoms of athlete's foot and foot fungus?

Athletes foot: The symptoms are athletes foot include scaly skin with redness and pruritus which means itchiness. Also foot fungus can cause it an odor. ...Read more

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Peeling on back of toes, rough soles. Athletes foot? After washing or rubbing athletes foot in they're a bit sore/sensitive. Think it's athletes foot.

Peeling on back of toes, rough soles. Athletes foot? After washing or rubbing athletes foot in they're a bit sore/sensitive. Think it's athletes foot.

Possibly: Tinea pedis can be associated with peeling and itching but is often in moist places as between your toes. There are over the counter powders and sprays that might help. Make sure you are using cotton socks and you may want to change your sneakers. Let your doctor have a look. ...Read more

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What causes athletes foot and thickecking toenails?

What causes athletes foot and thickecking toenails?

Athlete's foot is: A fungal infection of the skin. Thickened nails are often fungal, but it can also happen from an injury or repeated microtrauma to the nails. ...Read more

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How are athlete’s foot and ringworm related?

How are athlete’s foot and ringworm related?

Same thing: Both are terms for a fungus infection of the skin. Different terms refer to different locations in the body... ...Read more

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Can croc shoes cause foot, ankle, knee injuries?

Can croc shoes cause foot, ankle, knee injuries?

Crocs are: For the most part very comfortable. There are medical versions which are a bit more supportive. I'd suggest that they are less likely to cause injury than the omnipresent flip-flop. ...Read more

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What's better for the foot? Sneakers, sandals, running shoes?

What's better for the foot? Sneakers, sandals, running shoes?

All can be fine: This is hard to answer. It depends on the quality of the shoe, how well it fits the shape of your foot and, most importantly, how well it feels. As a rule, the thicker the sole, the stiffer the shoe, the better the support, the better the shoe is for you. It does mean that other shoes are bad. Using generalities, my best answer to your question, would be a good running shoe. Dr l. ...Read more

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From age of 14, i got this foot athlet. I used s lot of medicine it just come and go. Now i'm 60 still w/me. What medicine u can recommend to me?

From age of 14, i got this foot athlet. I used s lot of medicine it just come and go. Now i'm 60 still w/me. What medicine u can recommend to me?

Athletes foot cream: Fungus lives all over the place and the feet can easily get reinfected. Shoes can get contaminated and often can help reinfect feet. The over the counter creams like lotrimin, tinactin (tolnaftate) should work etc also, if you are treating and it is not going away consider that it may not actually be a fungus. See a doctor if traditional medications are not effective. ...Read more

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What causes athlete's foot?

Fungus: Fungus lives almost everywhere and it loves dark, wet areas like a foot in a sock in a shoe... ...Read more

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How did I get athlete's foot?

How did I get athlete's foot?

Be sure it is : Be sure you have athlete's foot (tinea pedis). Many conditions can look like it but are something else, like dyshidrotic eczema, contact dermatitis or bacterial infection. If you're uncertain, have your doctor examine you for proper diagnosis. ...Read more

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How can I get athlete’s foot?

How can I get athlete’s foot?

Fungus is normal: Fungus is a normal inhabitant for all of us. We all tend to either respond or not respond to this infection, meaning our own immune system. Certainly, some locations may expose one to a highly concentration of the fungus, but remember you have it already. ...Read more

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How do you cure athlete's foot?

Try OTC antifungal: Athletes feet is usually caused by a fungus. There are several good otc anti fungals available. If this does not work follow up with your podiatrist. ...Read more

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How do you treat athlete's foot?

How do you treat athlete's foot?

OTC Antifungals: Hello: it is important to not make a diagnosis without a clinical examination. For the sake of answering your question for informational purposes, typically otc anti-fungal medications can resolve the problem. Best regards: mark reed, dpm. ...Read more

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What works well for athlete's foot?

What works well for athlete's foot?

Depends: You want one that works...and if it clears the infection, it's strong enough. It could be over the counter or prescription. It depends on the extent and the type of fungal infection ...Read more

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What is the cause of athlete's foot?

What is the cause of athlete's foot?

Athletes foot: This is a skin condition caused by fungus. This requires topical medication which can be obtained over the counter. If severe see a doctor for oral medication. ...Read more

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What can be done for athlete's foot?

What can be done for athlete's foot?

Lamisil (terbinafine) AD: Wash all socks with bleach, spray shoes out with an anti fungal spray, and get some Lamisil (terbinafine) ad or lotrimin and follow instructions. Also bleach your bathroom and shower floor. If persists seek out a local podiatrist. ...Read more

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What are the signs of athlete's foot?

What are the signs of athlete's foot?

Itching peeling skin: Athletes foot is a very common fungal infection that presents with itching to the feet and between the toes, peeling, cracking or scaling skin, odor from the feet, and small blisters with a clear fluid. See your doctor if these symptoms do not improve. ...Read more

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What can be done about athlete's foot?

What can be done about athlete's foot?

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

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What sort of problem is athlete's foot?

Fungus: Athletes foot is caused by a fungal infection characterized by burning or itching on the foot and between the toes. This can be treated simply with over the counter medications such as lotraimin. If the problem persists, see your doctor. ...Read more

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How can I treat athlete's foot at home?

How can I treat athlete's foot at home?

Antifungal topicals: May use antifungal creams, soaks with domeboro, disinfect shoes with lysol spray. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of athlete's foot?

What are the symptoms of athlete's foot?

See below: Athlete's foot is a fungal infection. Typically one would see scaly red skin that can crack and ooze clear fluid between the toes but can also involve the whole sole of the foot. It is typically very itchy. The skin can be very dry. Topical antifungal agents typically work pretty well. People often pick it up from shower floors where these fungi love to hang out. ...Read more

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What home remedies treat athlete's foot?

What home remedies treat athlete's foot?

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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How do I apply powder for athlete's foot?

How do I apply powder for athlete's foot?

Read the directions.: It is best to follow what the product directions say. First, it is important to wash the affected area and dry completely. Then apply the product as per the directions to the area. For athlete's foot {tinea pedis), it is especially important to take care of the area between the toes, and change shoes and socks daily. ...Read more

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