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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?

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?

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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