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I am wondering why it itches from tinea pedis?

I am wondering why it itches from 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 more

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Dr. Arnold Beresh
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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


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What is difference between tinea pedis and tinea cruris?

What is difference between tinea pedis and tinea cruris?

Only location: Tinea refers to the fungal infection of skin. Tinea pedis (pedis=foot) is athlete's foot, and tinea cruris (cruris=crotch) is jock itch. They differ only in location, and are treated the same way. ...Read more

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What is best way to cure a bad case of tinea pedis on your feet?

What is best way to cure a bad case of tinea pedis on your feet?

Tinea Cure: Treat your feet and your shoes.

Clean your feet
clean or change your shoes
manage sweating
use an antiseptic cleaser on feet and between toes
use a topical antifungal
see your podiatrist for further recs. ...Read more

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Why it itches from tinea pedis, is some chemical affecting the itch nerves?

Why it itches from tinea pedis, is some chemical affecting the itch nerves?

Irritating: The fungal elements have infected the skin cells and essentially caused an inflammatory reaction, thus the redness and peeling and itching.

Good hygiene

antiseptic cleansers

topical antifungals

see your podiatrist. ...Read more

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How can you get tinea pedis?

How can you get tinea pedis?

Any where: You can catch it anywhere by walking barefoot. ...Read more

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Which part of an athletes body would be affected by tinea pedis?

Which part of an athletes body would be affected by tinea pedis?

Pedis=feet: Tinea refers to a skin infection due to a fungus and if it on the feet then it is tinea pedis (athelete's foot). If you have it in the groin (jock itch) then it is tinea cruris, on the scalp it is tinea capitis. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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I applied medication for tinea pedis but it doesn't help? Been using it 1.5 weeks already?

I applied medication for tinea pedis but it doesn't help? Been using it 1.5 weeks already?

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 more

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How long does the tinea pedis fungus live on dry carpets?

How long does the tinea pedis fungus live on dry carpets?

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

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Is chronic athlete's foot (tinea pedis) treatable?

Is chronic athlete's foot (tinea pedis) treatable?

Tinea pedis: Sure tine pedis is curable. I would try a topical anti fungal such as Ertaczo once a day. If it does not get better in 1 month then you might have to start oral medication with topical. ...Read more

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What is athletes foot tinea pedis doing to the feet that makes or causes itching?

What is athletes foot tinea pedis doing to the feet that makes or causes itching?

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 more

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Have tinea pedis on one foot, what can I due to prevent it from spreading to the other foot??

Have tinea pedis on one foot, what can I due to prevent it from spreading to the other foot??

Simple stuff: Good hygiene for both feet. Keep them clean and dry. Using a towel, dry the affected foot last. The clotrimazole you are using should clear you in a few days; if not, tolnaftate is another option. ...Read more

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How to know what is athletes foot tinea pedis doing to the feet to cause itching?

Irritation: It is a fungal infection of the skin that causes inflammation and irritation that leads to itching. Topical medicine works most of the time, but sometimes need pills. ...Read more

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What is a quick way to treat tinea pedis, or eczema. Not sure what I have on my feet?

What is a quick way to treat tinea pedis, or eczema. Not sure what I have on my feet?

Which one?: The treatment for athletes foot and eczema are very different. Both can be treated well with topical creams, but the medications are very different. You should see your doctor to confirm your diagnosis. ...Read more

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Anything else I can do besides the cream like lotrimin, (clotrimazole) for tinea pedis?

Anything else I can do besides the cream like lotrimin, (clotrimazole) for tinea pedis?

Yes: Keep the area dry, change your socks part way thru the day. Make sure you keep the area clean. If not reaponding see a podiatrist. ...Read more

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Can tinea pedis with a spreading itchy reaction be cured completely with just lotrimin (clotrimazole)?

Can tinea pedis with a spreading itchy reaction be cured completely with just lotrimin (clotrimazole)?

Ususally: Topical antifungals such as Lamisil (terbinafine) and lotrimin are usually successful if use as directed. The fungus that causes athlete's foot is common and reinfection is typical. Have the topical handy and use if signs of fungus appear. Dr l. ...Read more

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What is the relationship between tinea pedis and plantar dyshidrosis?

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 more

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