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Best Over The Counter Athlete S Foot Treatment
Clortrimazole: Most are effective.Get a more detailed answer ›
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
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
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
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?
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?
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
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
See below: Itching, open sores , odor.Get a more detailed answer ›
10 days: Otc generic antifungals are very good. Ventilate feet. Do not wear sox to bed. See a dermatologist if persists. ...Read more
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
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
I have athletes foot. Have been using terbinafine for about a week. I saw a lamasil once only treatment is that ok to do once or use terbinafine? Thnx
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
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
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
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
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