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Baking Soda For Athletes Foot
Topical Antifungal: Athlete's foot responds well to topical treatment, many of which can be procured over the counter. It is important that you apply the medication twice daily to clean and dry feet. Because you mention between the toe, apply a thin sparingly layer to these areas and allow them to dry well before putting on socks and shoes. Ask your pharmacist to direct you to the topical athlete's foot creams.See 1 more doctor answer
Topical antifungal: Cream...Often the prescription kind is better than the over the counter. Keep feet clean and dry, especially between the toes; avoid wearing the same shoes two days in a row, the shoes may need to be treated as well; socks should be the kind that wicks perspiration, cotton isn't as good. Those are the best general measures, but it is a challenge nevertheless.See 1 more doctor answer
Not so simple: Ventillate feet. Get air & light on feet. Do not worry about public places! Do not wear sox in bed. Otc antifungal cream for a long time & expect to use again. Maybe use forever. Look for generics to save money: miconazole, clotrimazole, ketoconazole, terbinafine are usually found easily. If you fail to see a dramatic improvement after a week, see a dermatologist.See 1 more doctor answer
See below.: Itching, scaling, skin peeling, soreness are typical symptoms.
Athletes foot meds: The most effective medication for athletes foot is an anti fungal that is both bacteriocidal and bacteriostatic.
Yes: Atheltes foot fungas can reside on any moist surface. You are decreaseing your chances by not exposing your self to pools and locker rooms that have a high amount of traffic from people and moisture.See 1 more doctor answer
Antifungal: You may benefit with a topical or an oral anti-fungal medication depending on the severity if it indeed is an athletes foot infection. Make sure to dry well between the toes after your shower or bath.See 3 more doctor answers
It could be...: Athlete's foot. The best otc medication (in my opinion) is lotrimin (clotrimazole) ultra. 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.See 1 more doctor answer