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Cream Athlete Foot
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 ?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
For 6 mths the arch of my rt foot has itched to the point I itch till it bleeds. Dermatitis cream and athletes foot creams don't work. What could it b?
Multiple symptoms : You need to get examined by a physician to help with your problems ...Read more
Yes: It will decrease the swelling and itching but you also need to use an antifungal. ...Read more
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
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
My athletes foot still in my foof im using canesten and miconazole nitrate but still nothings change.Whats 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
What's the difference between daktarin athletes foot cream and canesten cream? Is athletes foot just used for feet and canesten for vaginal thrush?
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers