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Dr. Nayyara Dawood Dr. Dawood
Pediatrics
26 years in practice
Dr M.G.R. Medical University, Madras, Christian Medical College
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Can I do pe with athletes foot?

Can I do pe with athletes foot?

Athletes foot: Yes as long as not very painful and you are not having contact sports where the area can touch other children

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Dr. Jordan Steinberg
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Dr. Lori Lange Dr. Lange
Family Medicine
years in practice
Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
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What does athletes foot look like?

What does athletes foot look like?

Rash: A peeling itchy rash on the feet, between the toes and arch of the foot.

Dr. Arnold Beresh Dr. Beresh
Podiatry
37 years in practice
The Ohio State University College of Medicine
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How can you cure athletes foot fast?

How can you cure athletes foot fast?

See below: Good hygiene and using anti-fungal medication.

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Dr. Marc Foucher Dr. Foucher
Podiatry
25 years in practice
Barry University School of Podiatric Medicine
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Can athletes foot go away on its own?

Can athletes foot go away on its own?

Rarely.: Athletes foot is a fungal infection of the skin of the feet. It is very common and often becomes chronic spreading to the toenails. If 2 weeks of over the counter remedies are not working, see a podiatrist. Keep feet clean and dry, especially between toes.

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Dr. Ellen Wenzel Dr. Wenzel
Podiatry
10 years in practice
Dr. William M. Scholl College of Podiatric Medicine at Rosalind Franklin University
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What is a good way to cure athletes foot?

What is a good way to cure 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.

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Dr. Brandon Macy Dr. Macy
Podiatry
37 years in practice
University of Illinois College of Medicine
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What is a good way to cure athletes foot?

What is a good way to cure athletes foot?

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.

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Dr. Alan Ettinger Dr. Ettinger
Podiatry
45 years in practice
Temple University School of Medicine
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Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan Dr. Dohan
Dermatology
53 years in practice
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What should I do to take care of athletes foot?

What should I do to take care of athletes foot?

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.

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Dr. Ronald Oberman Dr. Oberman
Podiatry
27 years in practice
New York College of Podiatric Medicine
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How do I know if I have symptoms of athletes foot?

How do I know if I have symptoms of athletes foot?

See below.: Itching, scaling, skin peeling, soreness are typical symptoms.

Dr. Ellen Wenzel Dr. Wenzel
Podiatry
10 years in practice
Dr. William M. Scholl College of Podiatric Medicine at Rosalind Franklin University
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Can you help? Could rubbing achohol cure athletes foot?

Can you help? Could rubbing achohol cure athletes foot?

No: Athletes foot is a fungal infection of the skin of the feet and requires an anti fungal to cure it.

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Dr. Thomman Kuruvilla Dr. Kuruvilla
Podiatry
18 years in practice
New York Institute of Technology New York College of Osteopathic Medicine
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Please describe the most effective athletes foot medication?

Please describe the most effective athletes foot medication?

Athletes foot meds: The most effective medication for athletes foot is an anti fungal that is both bacteriocidal and bacteriostatic.

Dr. Arnold Beresh Dr. Beresh
Podiatry
37 years in practice
The Ohio State University College of Medicine
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Is there any risk of contracting athletes foot if you never go to locker rooms or indoor pools?

Is there any risk of contracting athletes foot if you never go to locker rooms or indoor pools?

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.

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Dr. Payam Rafat Dr. Rafat
Podiatry
18 years in practice
New York College of Podiatric Medicine
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Athletes foot how to treat?

Athletes foot how to treat?

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.

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Dr. David Hettinger Dr. Hettinger
Podiatry
32 years in practice
Dr. William M. Scholl College of Podiatric Medicine at Rosalind Franklin University
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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.

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Dr. David Voron Dr. Voron
Dermatology
47 years in practice
Temple University School of Medicine
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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.

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Dr. Rodrigo Argenal Dr. Argenal
Pediatrics
18 years in practice
Autonomous School of Medical Sciences of Central America
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Can babies get athletes foot? 0-12m

Can babies get athletes foot? 0-12m

Yes: Atheletes foot is a fungal infection of the skin mostly secondary to feet being humid for long periods of time. It is less common in infants because their feet are usually kept bare or with only socks, but possible.

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Dr. Jeffrey Kass Dr. Kass
Podiatry
24 years in practice
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Which microbe causes athletes foot?

Which microbe causes athletes foot?

There are more: Than one fungus the more common culprits are the dermatophytes. There is trichophytum rubrum and metagraphytes. These are the 2 main culprits.

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Dr. David Hettinger Dr. Hettinger
Podiatry
32 years in practice
Dr. William M. Scholl College of Podiatric Medicine at Rosalind Franklin University
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What is the cure for athletes foot?

What is the cure for athletes foot?

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.

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Dr. Brandon Macy Dr. Macy
Podiatry
37 years in practice
University of Illinois College of Medicine
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Athletes foot keep dry or moisturised?

Antifungal medicine: Is what is needed. Keeping skin dry between the toes is important. Chronic athlete's foot can make the skin appear dry, but moisturizers don't work.

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Dr. Luis Villaplana Dr. Villaplana
Internal Medicine
31 years in practice
Ponce School of Medicine
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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