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Horribly bad rash on my feet, creams athletes foot medicine everything makes it worse but it hurts and itches so bad sometimes I can't even sleep?

Horribly bad rash on my feet, creams athletes foot medicine everything makes it worse but it hurts and itches so bad sometimes I can't even sleep?

Time to see doctor: If is not feasible to provide a meaningful opinion without examining you. It would be prudent to see your doctor or a podiatrist. ...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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How often, for how long do I apply cream for athlete's foot?

How often, for how long do I apply cream for athlete's foot?

Antifungual Cream: Tinea pedis commonly known as athlete's foot is treated with over the counter or prescribed antifungal cream. Patient's apply cream or lotion to affected areas of the feet twice a day but must wash and dry feet thoroughly with a clean towel or paper towel before applying the medication. I bring the patient back every 4 weeks until skin is healed. It can take up to 6 months and recurrence is high. ...Read more

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Can oxistat (oxiconazole nitrate cream) treat athlete's foot?

Can oxistat (oxiconazole nitrate cream) treat athlete's foot?

Fungus infection: Yes, Oxistat is indicated for the treatment of athlete's foot. ...Read more

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What should I do my athletes foot never been gone. I consult the dermatologist but nothings happen. What is 100% good cream for athletes foot?

What should I do my athletes foot never been gone. I consult the dermatologist but nothings happen. What is 100% good cream for athletes foot?

I should add...: Assuming the diagnosis is correct and it really is a fungus (not all itchy flaky rashes on the foot are from a fungus), fungal spores live for 30 days. You must keep treating your fungus for at least 30 days to get rid of it, even if it seems to clear up after only a few days of treatment, otherwise it will continue to come back. ...Read more

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How does oxistat (oxiconazole nitrate cream) treat athletes foot?

It is an: Antifungal agent. The different classes of antifungals work differently withtheend result of killing the fungus by attacking it in various methods. ...Read more

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Can using hydrocortisone cream help athletes foot?

Can using hydrocortisone cream help athletes foot?

Yes: It will decrease the swelling and itching but you also need to use an antifungal. ...Read more

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When you use tinactin (tolnaftate) cream for athlete's foot, what do the directions mean by "pay special attention to spaces between toes"?

When you use tinactin (tolnaftate) cream for athlete's foot, what do the directions mean by "pay special attention to spaces between toes"?

Do not apply: Don't apply the cream to in between your toes. If you do, make sure you rub them in really well. Creams, moisturize. Increase in moisture leads to maceration in between toes and then increase in fungal infection. I would apply the cream only to my feet and Tinactin (tolnaftate) spray in between my toes. ...Read more

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When you use tinactin (tolnaftate) cream for athletes foot what does it mean if told to pay special attention to spaces between toes?

When you use tinactin (tolnaftate) cream for athletes foot what does it mean if told to pay special attention to spaces between toes?

Not sure but: Not good to put cream between toes when walking. So, I recomend to place it between toes at night, or ensure its rubbed in well in the skin when applying interdigitally. ...Read more

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Will the antifungal cream for athletes foot work on ringworm of the body?

Will the antifungal cream for athletes foot work on ringworm of the body?

Likely: The fungus that causes athletes foot is often the same found in the body, groin and scalp. Follow the directions as indicated on the label for the prescribed time period.

If it does not work, or your symptoms worsen seek medical attention. ...Read more

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My athletes foot still in my foof im using canesten and miconazole nitrate but still nothings change. What's the best medicine cream for athletes foot?

There are many: If off the shelf meds are not working then you need to see a podiatrist to make sure that it is an athletes foot infection or for a prescription med. ...Read more

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Can I use nystatin cream for athlete's foot on my left foot?

Can I use nystatin cream for athlete's foot on my left foot?

Antifungual: Nystatin cream is a topical antifungual that I prescribe for my patients with tinea pedis. I would say yes. ...Read more

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Can I use triamcinolone acetonide cream on athletes foot?

Can I use triamcinolone acetonide cream on athletes foot?

No: Only antifungals will kill fungal infections. Purchase otc terbinafine, lotrimin or any topical antifungal and apply as directed. You must also purchase a antifungal spray powder such as micatin or tinactin (tolnaftate) and spray your shoes you wear once a week to kill the fungal spores in your shoes to prevent reoccurrence. Triamcinolone is a topical steroid and will not kill the fungal infection. ...Read more

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Can I use nystatin cream for athlete's foot on my hand?

Can I use nystatin cream for athlete's foot on my hand?

Yes: If you have a fungus on your hand the cream for your feet should be safe. ...Read more

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Hi floucinonide cream is really good cream medicine to athletes foot or not., thanks?

Hi floucinonide cream is really good cream medicine to athletes foot or not., thanks?

Symptoms: Yes, it's appropriate to treat some symptoms of athlete's foot, but it does not treat the pathology (fungi infection). It will reduce redness and itchyness to the feet, but the fungus may still be present. Good luck. ...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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My husband uses clotrimazole cream for his athlete's foot. Is that a good cream to use? What else can he use to cure it?

My husband uses clotrimazole cream for his athlete's foot. Is that a good cream to use? What else can he use to cure it?

Athlete's foot: Yes that is a good cream. He needs to use it twice a day after washing his feet. Alternate at least two pairs of shoes, allowing the other to dry. Use anti fungal powder in his shoes. Keep his feet as dry as possible. ...Read more

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Hi how about the metaconazole nitrate is 100% surely good cream medicine 4 athletes foot or conbiderm steriod cream. Pls explain thanks?

No cortisone: Don't put a cortisone cream on an athletes foot infection- try otc antifungals, for 2 weeks if not improved you will need an rx. You need to apply it for 2 weeks- don't stop prematurely. You need a cream that kills fungus, cortisone doesn't do that. ...Read more

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CAN I USE AN ANTI FUNGAL CREAM FOR MY ATHLETES FOOT EVEN THOUGH I AM TWO MONTHS PREGNANT?

Most likely: Most anti-fungal creams are Category B to begin with, so they are safe to use. The amount of systemic absorption is minimal with topical foot creams as well., assuming you have no op[en sores the cream would go in. Check with your pharmacist to assure the cream you use is category B and then you would be fine in either case. Best wishes. ...Read more

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What is a strong athlete's foot cream?

What is a strong athlete's foot cream?

Lamisil (terbinafine) AT: It is available over the counter and reasonable affordable, and works within 2 weeks for most people. I have recommended this for years as a good starting medication. Sometimes other, prescribed medications are necessary though. Good luck! ...Read more

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What is a strong athlete's foot cream?

What is a strong athlete's foot cream?

Depends: You want one that works...and if it clears the infection, it's strong enough. It could be over the counter or prescription. It depends on the extent and the type of fungal infection ...Read more

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Which is the preferred athletes foot cream out there?

Which is the preferred athletes foot cream out there?

Athletes foot cream: The best athletes foot cream is one that is bacteriocidal and bacteriostatic. Kills the fungus and prevents new fungal organisms to form. ...Read more

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Docs, what's a good strong athletes foot cream?

Docs, what's a good strong athletes foot cream?

To start with...: The best otc medication (in my opinion) is lotrimin (clotrimazole) ultra. Socks should be a synthetic material like those manufactured by thorlo [http://www. Thorlo. Com/]. Dilute vinegar soaks are good as well. Dry the inside of your shoes by placing them up-side down over an air return vent at home overnight. If this doesn't make things better in a couple days, see a podiatrist. ...Read more

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How long would jock itch last when using athletes foot cream?

How long would jock itch last when using athletes foot cream?

2-3 weeks: Could be less, could be more depending on severity. ...Read more

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What is the best athletes foot cream out there without a prescription?

What is the best athletes foot cream out there without a prescription?

Several: Most all of the over-the-counter antifungals work equally well. Clotrimazole and Miconazole are two of the more well-known generics. ...Read more

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