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Bullous Tinea Pedis
Tinea pedis is: A fungus which is a living organism. It lives on skin by eating from the keratin layer of the skin. The body recognizes the fungus as a foreign body and as a result histamine gets released. Histamine causes certain reactions like itching, or sneezing, watery eyes...Many of the allergy like responses. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Takes a minimum: Of 2-4 weeks of religious use. If it is somewhat better in 1.5 weeks, stick with it. If not, then see a doctor and get a prescription for a different antifungal. In addition, sometimeswhat you think is tinea pedis is something else which needs to be diagnosed and treated properly. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Fungus lives: In dark, wet, moist areas. Hence, if your carpet is dry, I don't think it lives there long. I can not give you any exact time as I simply do not know. ...Read more
Good question.: Athletes foot is caused by a fungal infection. The fungus is likely causing skin irritation in some manner. A mosquito bites and causes an inflammatory response. I am not sure if the fungus actually nibbles at you as they are microscopic and we don't see them, but I assume they are irritating the skin in some capacity. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can fluconozole @ 150 mg weekly x 4 cure tinea pedis/ tinea corpeus that has been resistant to topical treatment?
That is why the DR gave you the RX.
Take the full dose for the full treatment time and you will have your answer. ...Read more
My sister stopped taking beta micoter (clotrimazole&betameth.) when the symptoms of tinea pedis stopped now she can use the same or more potent drug?
Can tinea pedis with a spreading itchy reaction be cured completely with just lotrimin (clotrimazole)?
Does the causitive agent in 'tinea pedis' produce spores that fly through the air when you yank your socks off?
Tinea pedis: Indirect: there is no relation except if the dyshidrosis it itchy and you scratch and cause breaks in the skin then fungus can penetrate better. Also if there is any moisture from the dyshidrotic vesicles, the moisture could promote the growth of the fungus. Also if strong topical steroids were used to treat the dyshidrotic eczema they could impair the host's resistance to a fungal infection. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers