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How can you get athletes foot?

How can you get athletes foot?

Contact: Athlete's feet is a fungal infection that comes from contact with a surface that has fungus on it. Usually a damp, porous surface like gym floor, pool deck, shower floor and even other people's shoes! Read more

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Dr. Jordan Steinberg
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Can you get athletes foot in you're mouth?

Can you get athletes foot in you're mouth?

Athlete's Foot...: The fungus which causes athlete's foot (mainly tinea) likes a warm, dark, moist environment. While it is potentially possible to get a tinea infection in the mouth, it is relatively rare. You may have thrush which is most often caused by a yeast infection. See a dermatologist for diagnosis and treatment. Read more

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Can babies get athletes foot? 0-12m

Can babies get athletes foot? 0-12m

Yes: Atheletes foot is a fungal infection of the skin mostly secondary to feet being humid for long periods of time. It is less common in infants because their feet are usually kept bare or with only socks, but possible. Read more

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Get rid of athletes foot fast?

Get rid of athletes foot fast?

Tinea pedis: lotrimin (clotrimazole) cream plus hydrocortisone 1% applied together three times daily until resolved. Prevention : good drying between toes after bath shower, swimming. Gold bond powder to feet when dried. :) Read more

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How to get rid of athletes foot?

How to get rid of athletes foot?

Antifungal meds...: Topical medication to eradicate the fungus that causes athletes foot should help. It can be found over the counter, for example Nystatin. To avoid having recurrence keep your feet dry and use white cotton socks. Fungal infection develop in humid, dark environments. Read more

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Athletes foot. How do I get rid of it?

Athletes foot. How do I get rid of it?

Start with a topical: Antifungal cream. Currently, the best thing going is naftin (naftifine) 2%, available by prescription only. Otc antifungal creams can be ok as well. On top of this, you must change the environment in which the feet reside. Feet must be kept clean and dry, especially between the toes. Use powder on the feet daily; change shoes daily; you may want to treat the shoes too, with sprays or an uv sanitizer. Read more

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How can I get rid of bad athletes foot?

How can I get rid of bad athletes foot?

Meds and hygeine: Wear absorbant socks and change often, let feet air out whenever possible. Dry thoroughly after bathing. A small amount of powder in shoes may also help. Topical anti-fungal sprays and solutions are in order. If problem persists, consult with a podiatrist. Read more

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How can I get rid of athletes foot fast?

How can I get rid of athletes foot fast?

Prescription: Your doctor can give you a prescription for an oral medication that treats the infection from the inside. Read more

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Do people ever get rid of athletes foot?

Do people ever get rid of athletes foot?

Yes: It takes treatment and it can be difficult and take time. Read more

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How do you get rid of severe athletes foot?

How do you get rid of severe athletes foot?

Multiple steps: Keeping your feet dry most of the time. (Open shoes)
Topical but often oral anti-fungal agents for months.
Descale your toe nails, Read more

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Which is the optimum solution to get rid of athletes foot?

Which is the optimum solution to get rid of athletes foot?

Athletes foot: The best solution to rid of athletes foot and I assuming a severe case. One start with both oral and topical anti fungals. Next purchase a steri shoe for all shoe gear. Next change your socks twice and even three times a day. Foot hygiene is the key. Read more

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How can you get rid of athletes foot in children 3 & 4 yrs?

How can you get rid of athletes foot in children 3 & 4 yrs?

Antifungal creams: Tinea pedis, or athlete's foot, is caused by a fungus (often by t. Rubrum fungus) that can be on locker room floors or other people's footwear. If the fungus is able to take hold on the skin cells and start growing, one will get the athlete's foot rash. Tinea pedis should be treated to relieve symptoms and also to prevent it from spreading to the toenails. Lotrimin (clotrimazole) af cream works for all ages. Read more

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Is there a good way to get rid of what I think is athletes foot?

Is there a good way to get rid of what I think is athletes foot?

OTC cream: There aare many over the counter creams such as lotrimine af to treat athletes foot, but to be sure it's athletes foot you should be diagnosed by your local foot doc. Read more

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What to do if I think I got athletes foot what do I do to get rid of it?

What to do if I think I got athletes foot what do I do to get rid of it?

Antifungal spray: Generally recommend any antifungal cream or ointment, but most people have a hard time bending down and rubbing between toes. Antifungal spray (over the counter from any drug store) is usually the option I recommend for cracks between toes. Hope that helps. Read more

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Can you name me a super good product to get rid of athletes foot on a guy?

Can you name me a super good product to get rid of athletes foot on a guy?

The thing with: Athlete's foot is fungal spores live 30 days, so you must treat it for at least that long, even if it clears up in a few days. Also, there is a genetic predisposition to some fungi. If you're one of those people, you should be applying a cream daily FOREVER.
Lotrimin, Lamisil and Tinactin (tolnaftate) are my personal favorites (in that order). Use the cream, not the gel or powder or spray, and use a tiny am Read more

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I have had athletes foot for about 4/5 years now and I was wondering if there was a sure fire way to get rid of it?

Prescription meds: It would be prudent to see a podiatrist for an evaluation and prescription treatment. If it is just fungal infection of the skin, it can be eliminated. Read more

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Can I get/catch athletes foot through your sock?

Can I get/catch athletes foot through your sock?

Yes: If you have a fungus and don't practice good hygiene it's possible. Need to wash socks and never where same pair to days in a row. Try some otc anti fungals like lotromin ultra or see your podiatrist. Fungus likes to grow in dark damp, moist environment. Read more

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