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What is the best solution to get rid of athletes foot? Do I have to spray my shoes?

What is the best solution to get rid of athletes foot?  Do I have to spray my shoes?

Start with the skin: The skin needs to be treated with a topical antifungal cream. Keep you feet dry with the use of powders, socks which wick perspiration away from the skin. Shoes shouldn't be worn two days in a row and should be allowed to dry out between uses. There are sprays and even a shoe tree that uses uv light to kill fungus. ...Read more

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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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How long would athletes foot last in a shoe that has not been worn? How do you sterilize the shoe?

How long would athletes foot last in a shoe that has not been worn?  How do you sterilize the shoe?

Can last for a while: Fungus can hang around for a while. You reduce the amount by spraying the inside of the shoe with an antifungal spray after you have worn it. This will reduce the amount of fungal load in the shoe. If you sterilize a shoe it will unfortunately be unwearable. ...Read more

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What to do if I have athletes foot and don't want to throw away my shoes and boots?

Several options: There is a UV light apparatus called steri shoe that claims to kill the fungus. You can spray the inside of the shoes with an antifungal and let dry completely before wearing. ...Read more

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How can I get rid of my chronic athletes foot? I always wear socks and wash my shoes regularly, but it seems particularly bad in my work flats

Medication: You have taken the proper steps with good hygeine. You should use a daily antifungal spray or powder, but an oral antifungul for a short period my be the answer. ...Read more

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Have you seen athletes foot on babys less than 1 year? My 9M has redness only between the big toes. He usually wears socks but shoes too sometimes.

Have you seen athletes foot on babys less than 1 year? My 9M has redness only between the big toes. He usually wears socks but shoes too sometimes.

Might be: Could be. Usually this is inside the smallest toe. Could be fungus or something else. No harm in application of AZOL:E cream----- miconazole, clotrimazole, ketoconaziole. Ventillate feet: barefoot in home, no sox in bed. ...Read more

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Is medication what is best for athletes foot?

Is medication what is best for athletes foot?

Partly: Topical medications such as Lamisil (terbinafine) are helpful in treating athletes foot. This should be performed in combination with good foot hygiene. If topical medications don't work, oral medications can be used. ...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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What are the best ointments for treating athletes foot?

What are the best ointments for treating athletes foot?

Consider a powder: for athletes foot to help reduce moisture and improve comfort. Powders, sprays, creams and ointments that contain antifungal medication are appropriate. ...Read more

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What's the best way to fight foot fungus or athletes foot?

Foot fungus: The best way to treat a foot fungus is to use it a topical anti-fungal cream. You may need a prescription anti-fungal cream depending on the severity of the fungal infection. ...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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Dr. Arnold Beresh
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Athlete's Foot (Definition)

Medical term is tinea pedis. It is a fungal infection of the skin of the feet. It is usually seen as red, itchy skin between the toes and ...Read more