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Dr. Adam Ringler answered:

Can athlete's foot lead to nail fungus infection? I have athlete's foot now and using treatment twice a day. My biggest fear is that it will cause ugly nail fungus. Is this possible or is that something completely different? .

Athlete's foot/nail

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The most common organism in athlete's foot is also the same because of nail fungus. It is very important that treatment begin as soon as possible to prevent the spread of the fungus to the nails. Nail fungus is much more difficult to treat.
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What are symptoms of athlete's foot and foot fungus?

Athletes foot

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The symptoms are athletes foot include scaly skin with redness and pruritus which means itchiness. Also foot fungus can cause it an odor.
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Is it OK to masturbate if you have athlete's foot fungus on your hands?

Fungal infection

A fungal infection in your hands is contagious to yourself and to other persons you touch. That answers your question.
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Dr. Brandon Macy answered:

How do you know if you have athlete's foot or another foot fungus?

Athlete's foot is

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a generic term for a fungal infection of the skin, regardless of which particular fungus is involved. There are tests/skin biopsies which can be performed to identify that it is indeed a fungus and which specific organism(s)
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What kind of cleaning products kill athlete's foot fungus in the gym?

Standard likely.

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Anything with bleach in it should kill athlete's foot fungus. The problem is that people who have it do not always treat it, and they can pass it on to others. People should wash and dry thoroughly, and change socks/clothes dailty.
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One get rid of the athlete's foot fungus on a carpet?

Difficult

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rugs can harbour the fungus. Try spraying with lysol and then using a dry carpet cleaning process so that you don't add moisture to the carpet.
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Dr. Gurmukh Singh answered:

How long does athlete's foot fungus survive on household objects?

Long time

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Fungi form spores that can last years.
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Dr. Robert Kwok answered:

Why do my 11 year old's feet smell so bad? He doesn't have athlete's foot/fungus.

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Certain shoes can make feet smell a lot worse (such as certain rubbers/plastics, and shoes that don't lock in moisture). Try different shoes and keep an eye on the results. Some people have found benefit using mild over-the-counter Benzoyl Peroxide acne medication to help (such as every other night on feet's sweaty areas). One can try it on just 1 foot, and compare with the other, for a few weeks.
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Dr. Mak Yousefpour answered:

How long can the athlete's foot fungus live outside of the body?

Forever

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Fungus is in the environment and survives indefinitely. However, if you are concerned about your shoes or shower, as long as you take precaution and use anti-fungal creams and spray you can prevent re/infection. Remember fungus like dark, moist areas.
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I have an unidentified toe fungus. Will athlete's foot cream work effectively on any kind of fungi?

Toenail fungus

Topical anti-fungal creams are very ineffective in treating toenail fungus due to their poor penetration of the nail plate.
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