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Can I Make An Antifungal Foot Soak Treatment For Foot A Fungus
It's rarely needed: We rarely do fungal cultures for athlete's foot, because the diagnosis is usually obvious, and the treatment is the same regardless of culture results. A rare exception might be a case that doesn't respond to topical antifungals. Growth of fungus on a culture doesn't mean you have athlete's foot; it might be due to fungal colonization without disease. ...Read more
I have an unidentified toe fungus. Will athlete's foot cream work effectively on any kind of fungi?
Please help me cure my athlete foot, i took the following for cure. Medication for a week, foot powder, cream, change socks more often 2x a day.
Go see your doctor: If you've failed to cure yourself w/multiple over-the-counter remedies, you need to go see your family doctor or podiatrist to be sure you have the right diagnosis. Right drug for wrong diagnosis won't lead to cure. So go see your doc for evaluation & appropriate treatment. ...Read more
Does md remove ingrown toenails or should I just get a referral for a podiatrist for ingrown toe nail?
Toe nail fungus and athletes foot. How to get rid of both? Did laser and now getting prescription cream. What is source of athletes foot. Perspiration
Athletes Foot: Fungus lives in areas that are dark, moist and warm. That is why your feet get the most fungus. Having laser or any other fungal treatment does not guarantee it will not come back if you have contact with another source of fungus. Using an anti-perspirant on the foot as well as avoiding areas of fungus and changing your shoes/socks throughout the day all help to minimize exposure to fungus. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Many...: Topical solutions, oral medications, laser treatments, surgical removal, homeopathic remedies, etc. The most used treatment is oral Lamisil (terbinafine) tablets once daily for 90 days. The most used topical solution is formula 3 (by tatra medical)see a doctor for what may be best for your specific needs and expectations. ...Read more
Taking Lamisil (terbinafine) for finger and toenail fungus , second day can it give you a headach?
Scalp fungus tx: What treatment to use for a scalp fungus depends on the fungus. If the fungal infection is tinea capitis (ringworm of the scalp) it requires oral antifungal pills as the fungus is inside the hair follicles and nothing put on the surface of the scalp will help. If it is a yeast, like tinea versicolor, then antifungal shampoo may be sufficient. If it is extensive, may need oral antifungals as well. ...Read more
You don't : Necessarily need a strong one, most are comparable.....If it is severe it may be wise to take an oral antifungal agent as well. See a foot doc for evaluation. ...Read more
What to do if I have an unidentified toe fungis. Will athlete's foot cream work effectively on any kind of fungi?
No: Athlete's foot cream will work most of the time. You should treat for more than a month to be sure it is gone. Severe infections may require treatment with an oral medication such as Griseofulvin or fluconazole. If the fungus is in the toenail (tinea unguium) then you will most likely need an oral medication (see your doctor or podiatrist). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Looking for a podiatrist/orthopedic specialist advice. Does a foot splint for the big toe get rid of mild bunions or prevent it from becoming worse?
Unlikely: 'splints' for hallux vagus deformity and bunions have little effect on natural history or progression . Bunion pads, wider shoes , nsaids may help.Deforming forces which result in hv often progress. See an ors w/ foot/ankle fellowship training or your local orthopedist.Best of luck! ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
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