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Dr. Jordan Steinberg
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Athlete (Definition)

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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What is the best over-the-counter athletes foot medication?

What is the best over-the-counter athletes foot medication?

Any: They are all equally effective, assuming you use them twice a day. Make sure to dry very well, especially between the toes. Wear cotton socks and put anti-fungal powder in the shoes. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for athletes foot?

What is the best treatment for athletes foot?

Lamisil (terbinafine) cream: Or lotrimin (clotrimazole) cream. The are otc. If the athletes foot continues see a dermatologist or podiatrist. ...Read more

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Which treatment if I have athletes foot on my hand is the very best?

Which treatment if I have athletes foot on my hand is the very best?

Eczema: It is doubtful you have a tinea aka fungal infection on the palms of your hands most likely it is eczema. See a dermatologist or family physician and a topical steroid can help with this. ...Read more

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Is this athletes foot? what else can I do I have tried all over-the-counter creams, sprays but nothing works. photo in my file please help!

Is this athletes foot?  what else can I do I have tried all over-the-counter creams, sprays but nothing works. photo in my file please help!

Can't see photo: I'm sorry I can't find any photo. You can try the live consult with video to have a HealthTap doctor look at it and possibly prescribe something that will work or you can find a podiatrist near where you live to get them to look at your rash. Sorry I couldn't be of more help today. ...Read more

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I have athletes foot, for 2 years now and can't get rid of it. It is spreading to my other toes. Have been using over-the-counter meds as instructed .

I have athletes foot, for 2 years now and can't get rid of it. It is spreading to my other toes. Have been using over-the-counter meds as instructed .

Tinea pedis: When I have a patient presenting with long term resistant athletes foot or tina pedis, i biopsy the skin lesion and if positive start on oral anti fungal medication with prescription anti fungal medication that is bacteria static and cidal. I also dispense a steri shoe device to kill the fungus in all shoe gear and an anti fungal spray for sandals. ...Read more

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Major burning itching feet, tried over-the-counter athletes foot medicine. My only relief is that I purchased a brush and brush my feet al night?

Major burning itching feet, tried over-the-counter athletes foot medicine. My only relief is that I purchased a brush and brush my feet al night?

Prescription: Sounds like you may need a prescription strength antigungal. You also need to confirm that it is a fungus causing the problem. ...Read more

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My 11 yr old daughter has pealing feet, mostly her toes. It looks like athletes foot. Should I treat it with an over-the-counter Lotrimin, (clotrimazole) get an Rx?

You can: treat with OTC lotrimin (clotrimazole). If you do I would also get a 1% hydrocortisone and apply them both together. I find that it works better with combination anti fungal and steroid cream ...Read more

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Is there a home treatment for athletes foot?

Is there a home treatment for athletes foot?

Treat and prevent: Athlete's foot is a fungal infection. In addition to using over the counter treatments like creams and sprays, you want to make sure you create an environment that fungus will not want to come back to. This includes keeping your feet dry and disinfecting your shoes. Also, keep in mind, fungus is everywhere. Any disruption in the skin can attract the fungus - avoid too dry skin too. ...Read more

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What is the effective treatment of athletes foot disease?

What is the effective treatment of athletes foot disease?

Anti-fungal: Athlete's foot is caused by a fungus, so you need to pick from the many over-the-counter antifungal preparations out there. There are sprays, powders, creams - pick the type best suited to your preferences. Then be patient. Fungal infections are slow to cure - symptoms will get better, but complete cure takes weeks. If nails involved, you need to see doc or podiatrist for further treatment. ...Read more

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How long is it supposed to it take for athletes foot to go away with treatment?

How long is it supposed to it take for athletes foot to go away with treatment?

10 days: Otc generic antifungals are very good. Ventilate feet. Do not wear sox to bed. See a dermatologist if persists. ...Read more

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I have had athletes foot for 2 weeks. Is it supposed to last this long with treatment?

I have had athletes foot for 2 weeks. Is it supposed to last this long with treatment?

2 weeks not unusual: 2 weeks is a short time. Make sure you are seeing some improvement or you may need to change medication. ...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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Is there a clear top treatment for athletes foot for my 4 year old daughter? What is it?

Form of Dry Skin: My colleagues answers are correct, except that 4 y/o kids rarely have athlete's foot or fungal infections of feet due their inherant skin chemistry.Usually it is a dry skin varient with breakdown of skin.Drying the feet, frequent application of moisturizer and cortisone cream almost always clear this condition. ...Read more

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The skin on the bottom of my 9 yr old sons big toe just bubbled up and pealed off. Would that be athletes foot? He plays hockey. What treatment 4 him?

The skin on the bottom of my 9 yr old sons big toe just bubbled up and pealed off. Would that be athletes foot? He plays hockey. What treatment 4 him?

Very possibly: Keep the area dry and use an over the counter antifungal. Also disinfect the skates with some spray and use an antifungal powder. If no improvement see your podiatrist or pediatrician. ...Read more

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Can applying loprox, (ciclopirox) micronazole or lotrimen on athletes foot make it go away and on nails after laser treatment make it go away for good?

Can applying loprox, (ciclopirox) micronazole or lotrimen on athletes foot make it go away and on nails after laser treatment make it go away for good?

Yes and no: To resolve a athlete's foot infection an anti-fungal cream should be use for a full month. Some patients are prone to reinfections and may use these products once a week preventatively. Doctors that use lasers to treat fungus of the nails often will suggest also using a topical product but I have not seen literature to prove that a combination improves the outcome. ...Read more

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For a natural remedy...What amts and how long use castor oil /tea tree oil for treatmt of nail fungus/athletes foot? How do they need diluted, if any

For a natural remedy...What amts and how long  use castor oil /tea tree oil for treatmt of nail fungus/athletes foot? How do they need diluted, if any

Fungus: Natural is GREAT when it works.
I have found that it is a hit and miss proposition.
You can follow the label on the bottle of tea tree oil or see your podiatrist for a diagnosis and prescription.
nail fungus is VERY hard to kill. I would treat both the nails and the athletes foot infection at the same time and get it done as quickly as possible.
Good luck. ...Read more