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Cure For Atheletes Feet
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
It could be...: Athlete's foot. The best otc medication (in my opinion) is lotrimin (clotrimazole) ultra. 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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Topical antifungal: Athlete's foot is a superficial fungal infection usually between the toes. Use any topical antifungal found in the foot care area of your pharmacy. The fungus that cause athlete's foot likes moisture. It also helps to never wear the same shoes 2 days in a row to give your shoes time to try out between wearings, always wear socks and if your feet sweat a lot, change your socks mid-day. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Very effective: Over the counter athletes foot cream can be very effective if used appropriately and if used for a long enough period of time. I recommend to my patients to use the cream "twice as long." this means to use it until symptoms are gone, then continue it for the same length of time it has been used to get to that point. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Itchy toes: Redness, itching and scaling between the toes and on the foot. ...Read more
Either one: They're both quite effective.Get a more detailed answer ›
Treat and prevent: Athlete's foot is a fungal infection. In addition to using over the counter treatments like creams and sprays, you want to make sure you create an environment that fungus will not want to come back to. This includes keeping your feet dry and disinfecting your shoes. Also, keep in mind, fungus is everywhere. Any disruption in the skin can attract the fungus - avoid too dry skin too. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Lamicil: There are many other antifungal meds such as lamicil topical. ...Read more
Antifungals.: Athlete's foot is a fungal infection in the skin of your feet. It can happen between toes and along the soles of your feet. Change your shoes regularly and let them air out. Keep your feet clean, wear cotton socks, dry between your toes after showering, and use an antifungal cream on your feet. Some cases require a prescription, so see your doctor if things don't improve in a few weeks. ...Read more
Strengthen or assist: Dragging is from a lack of ankle dorsiflexion. This is for example present in a drop foot associated with a neurological disorder. Strenghteing the anterior tibial muscle (see internet) could help. If this continues, there are dorsiflex assisted braces but before that, simple ankle braces or high top shoes should help. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
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