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Could my husband have given me his athletes foot by rubbing his feet on me during the night in bed?

Could my husband have given me his athletes foot by rubbing his feet on me during the night in bed?

Yes: Athletes foot, or a fungal infection can be caught by direct contact. Both you and your husband need to be treated to eradicate the fungus, as well as the tiles in the bathroom to prevent reinfection. Lamisil (terbinafine) is an o/c antifungal cream. If it is resistant to non - prescription see a doctor for prescription antifungals. ...Read more

Dr. Jordan Steinberg
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Ath·lete n. A person possessing the natural or acquired traits, such as strength, agility, and endurance, that are necessary for physical exercise or sports, especially those ...Read more


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Can you help? Could rubbing achohol cure athletes foot?

Can you help? Could rubbing achohol cure athletes foot?

No: Athletes foot is a fungal infection of the skin of the feet and requires an anti fungal to cure it. ...Read more

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Peeling on back of toes, rough soles. Athletes foot? After washing or rubbing athletes foot in they're a bit sore/sensitive. Think it's athletes foot.

Peeling on back of toes, rough soles. Athletes foot? After washing or rubbing athletes foot in they're a bit sore/sensitive. Think it's athletes foot.

Possibly: Tinea pedis can be associated with peeling and itching but is often in moist places as between your toes. There are over the counter powders and sprays that might help. Make sure you are using cotton socks and you may want to change your sneakers. Let your doctor have a look. ...Read more

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I have a fungus infection on my thigh and my husband has athletes foot. Can it be related?

I have a fungus infection on my thigh and my husband has athletes foot. Can it be related?

Possibly yes: I would see a dermatologist or your pcp to confirm that the rash on the thigh is a fungal infeciton. They usually perform a KOH prep to confirm it if it is not clinically obvious. If that is the case, there is a possibility that it can be transmitted from a fungal infection from your spouse. ...Read more

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My husband suffered athletes foot 4 how many yrs then his feet sweaty when he use sacks for his work what is good medicine for his hope u can help me?

My husband suffered athletes foot 4 how many yrs then his feet sweaty when he use sacks for his work what is good medicine for his hope u can help me?

You want to : Stop the sweating and then treat the athletes foot. An antiperspirant can be used. Then an antifungal.
Soaking in warm water and tea bags helps as well as it helps dry up the sweat glands in the feet, . ...Read more

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My husband's doc assessed his hernia repair site swelling and associated it with his athletes foot... Is this accurate?

The only connection: I can conjure up would be if he developed a fungal infection to his hernia site, which is pretty rare. If that is the case, he would need oral anti-fungal medicine, but only after a positive fungal culture of the hernia site. I have to admit, though, this is a stretch. I like the idea of a second opinion. ...Read more

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My skin is flaking on my scrotum. I was told to get athletes foot cream to rub on it. Its is not going away what should I do? I used athletes foot cream, non-scented lotion, however vaseline seems to work best. But im wondering if there is anything els

My skin is flaking on my scrotum.  I was told to get athletes foot cream to rub on it.  Its is not going away what should I do? I used athletes foot cream, non-scented lotion, however vaseline seems to work best.  But im wondering if there is anything els

How : How long did you use the athlete's foot cream? It can take a few weeks of using it twice a day for you to notice an improvement. Have you tried changing your soap? It may be extremely dry, which is why the vaseline is working. You can try a heavy cream (in a jar) like eucerin or aquaphor. If the problem persists you should see your doctor for an evaluation and treatment.
I hope you are better soon. ...Read more

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I thought i had athletes foot. red itchy flaking toe. my skin under my nail bed was very itchy. i looked down and it had popped?? how do i treat this?

I thought i had athletes foot. red itchy flaking toe. my skin under my nail bed was very itchy. i looked down and it had popped?? how do i treat this?

See Your Doctor Now: The cause of your symptoms must first be determined before considering what treatment. There are several possibilities. Athlete's Foot can cause the findings observed as well as non-fungal infections, allergic reactions, systemic illnesses, and more. Be aware that diagnosis of skin conditions is challenging without visual inspection. See your doctor now for correct diagnosis and prompt treatment. ...Read more

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Last night my foot was sore on the side of it. This morning it is throbbing and I see it is swollen on the side of my foot. Not Athletes Foot.

Last night my foot was sore on the side of it.  This morning it is throbbing and I see it is swollen on the side of my foot.  Not Athletes Foot.

Swollen: Any time your foot ( or any other are of your body) is sore and swollen for unknown causes , it is time to see your doctor . In this case see you podiatrist for an evaluation and diagnosis and treatment plan. ...Read more

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Inbetween , y left middle and "ring" tow are 2 grey looking "blisters" they seemed to grow over night. Assuming athletes foot? Hurts to stand on foot

Probably: Most likely you do have an athlete's foot infection which is a fungal infection, however, you have a superimposed bacterial infection which could develop pus and must be treated with antibiotics, especially if you have diabetes. You should have it checked. ...Read more

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I have no rash or anything visible on my skin yet I have this intense itching mostly on my feet and its not athletes foot mostly at night any ideas

I have no rash or anything visible on my skin yet I have this intense itching mostly on my feet and its not athletes foot mostly at night any ideas

Neuropathy?: Would need to get a complete medical history. Itching on the feet with no apparent skin rash can be caused by neuropathy or other neurological condition. ...Read more

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Major burning itching feet, tried over-the-counter athletes foot medicine. My only relief is that I purchased a brush and brush my feet al night?

Major burning itching feet, tried over-the-counter athletes foot medicine. My only relief is that I purchased a brush and brush my feet al night?

Prescription: Sounds like you may need a prescription strength antigungal. You also need to confirm that it is a fungus causing the problem. ...Read more

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Have horrid burning itchy feet at night. No gout, no neuropathy, no athletes foot. Right foot is worse. Tried epsom, lamisil, (terbinafine) no relief. Dr to see?

Have horrid  burning itchy feet at night. No gout, no neuropathy, no athletes foot. Right foot is worse. Tried epsom, lamisil, (terbinafine) no relief. Dr to see?

I'm partial : To podiatry. I vote for podiatrist. I would love to find out what finally helps you or what your diagnosis ends up being if there is a way for you to keep us informed. Good luck. ...Read more

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Could athletes foot ever be stamped out?

Could athletes foot ever be stamped out?

Athlete's foot: Do you mean eradicated from the world or removed from you ? From you - yes with antifungal medication . From the world ? Not so much. ...Read more

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What exactly is the longest it could take to clear up athletes foot?

What exactly is the longest it could take to clear up athletes foot?

Lifetime: I have seen cases that never cure but these are usually from military that have spent time in wet, humid places. ...Read more

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Help! I've been having chronic condition, similar to athletes foot, but not quite. What could it be?

How do you : Know its not athletes foot? Dry skin, eczema are also common conditions to the feet that resemble athletes foot....what medications have you tried? ...Read more

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How can I avoid dry scaly skin on my feet: could it be athletes' foot?

How can I avoid dry scaly skin on my feet:  could it be athletes' foot?

Dry scaly feet: It could be athlete's foot or atopic dermatitis or contact dermatitis, etc. You can try to prevent athlete's foot by wearing sandals, changing shoes/socks often and after exercise, using foot powder, washing and drying feet often, and avoiding wet public floors and wearing other people's shoes. A dermatologist will do a KOH prep of a scraping of your skin to confirm the diagnosis. See one. ...Read more

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Help please. Could diflucan (fluconazole) help clear up athletes foot?

Maybe: Although Fluconazole is most effective against candida (yeast) it does hit other fungi. It is an azole antifungal dont forget. So it depends on what organism is causing the athletes foot. The most common is tricophyton species. There are better drugs like Lamisil (terbinafine) topical and oral. ...Read more

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If you touch a foot with athletes foot and then you happened to touch your nose, could you get the fungus in the nose, are the lungs at risk?

If you touch a foot with athletes foot and then you happened to touch your nose, could you get the fungus in the nose, are the lungs at risk?

No: The fungi that thrive on feet are not the same ones that cause troubles in the nose. It's human to touch yourself and others; wash your hands when you can, but don't worry about spreading the athlete's foot fungi (which are common in the environment) by simple touch. ...Read more

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Cures for athletes foot.

Cures for athletes foot.

Depends: The type of treatment rendered for athelete's foot (foot fungus) depends on the severity and the type of foot fungus it is. There are several types ranging from topical to oral medication. One important thing to remember is no matter what medication is used, it is important to address the environment that the foot is in and avoid re-infection. Don't forget to disinfect socks as well as shoes! ...Read more

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How to cure athletes foot?

Many ways: Good hygeine and topical antifungal medication.
There are many topical preparations that you can by at a drug store. ...Read more

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How to cure athletes foot?

How to cure athletes foot?

Athlete's foot: Prevention is better than treatment. In public baths, use slippers to walk around and make sure to wash your feet very well. Do not wear somebody else's socks or tocuh somebody's toes/feet with the disease. There are many otc antifungals that are quite effective. ...Read more

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How to remove athletes foot?

How to remove athletes foot?

Antifungal: Creams such as Lamisil (terbinafine) or lotrisone will help if u apply as directed on the directions ...Read more

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How can I cure athletes foot?

How can I cure athletes foot?

Many ways: There are many over the counter preperations that can be used for athletes foot. Make sure you amintain good hygeine. ...Read more

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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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Can I do pe with athletes foot?

Can I do pe with athletes foot?

Athletes foot: Yes as long as not very painful and you are not having contact sports where the area can touch other children ...Read more

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How do I treat my athletes foot?

Fungus Among Us: Athlete's foot is a fungal infection of the skin. It is important to keep your feet (and shoes) clean and dry, since fungus loves to grow in warm, dark, moist places. For mild cases, OTC antifungal creams typically work well. For more severe cases, see your doctor. ...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