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Doctor insights on: Can I Make An Antifungal Foot Soak Treatment For Foot A Fungus

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Fungus (Definition)

Consisting of a florid overgrowth due to exposure to ...Read more


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What should I look for in an anti-fungal cream to treat athlete's foot?

What should I look for in an anti-fungal cream to treat athlete's foot?

Lamisil (terbinafine) or Lotrimin: These are the two topical antifungal medications recommended by a lot of doctors. Follow the directions and use for the prescribed treatment times. If they do not work see a podiatrist or dermatologist. ...Read more

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What should I look for in an over-the-counter nail fungus treatment?

See below: Unfortunately, no over-the-counter nail fungus treatments available have actually been proven effective in peer-reviewed studies. ...Read more

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What is a fungal culture for athlete's foot needed for?

What is a fungal culture for athlete's foot needed for?

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

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I have an unidentified toe fungus. Will athlete's foot cream work effectively on any kind of fungi?

Toenail fungus: Topical anti-fungal creams are very ineffective in treating toenail fungus due to their poor penetration of the nail plate. ...Read more

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Which doctor do I see for a toenail fungus?

Which doctor do I see for a toenail fungus?

Podiatrist: Podiatrist should be up to date on the latest treatment options and the effectiveness of the different options. Dermatologist should also know. There is new data on different laser treatments and how effective they are. ...Read more

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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.

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

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Does md remove ingrown toenails or should I just get a referral for a podiatrist for ingrown toe nail?

Does md remove ingrown toenails or should I just get a referral for a podiatrist for ingrown toe nail?

Depends ont the Dr.: It depends on the doctor. Some do and some don't. However, almost all podiatrist should remove toenails. ...Read more

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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

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 more

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What should I look for in a good anti fungal nail treatment?

What should I look for in a good anti fungal nail treatment?

Strong: Your antifungal treatment should be strong enough for the severity of your infection. A topical medication may be enough for a very mild infection if caught early. However, it may not be enough for a more severe infection. ...Read more

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What treatment or ointment is appropriate for fungus under a finger nail?

What treatment or ointment is appropriate for fungus under a finger nail?

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

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What would be a good antifungal treatment for treating a scalp fungus?

What would be a good antifungal treatment for treating a scalp fungus?

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

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What is a strong prescription topical cream for a bad case of athlete's foot?

What is a strong prescription topical cream for a bad case of athlete's foot?

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

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What to do if I have an unidentified toe fungis. Will athlete's foot cream work effectively on any kind of fungi?

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 more

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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?

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 more

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