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I've had a foot fungus for six months now. I've tried 2 types of steriod creams and a prescription anti-fungal cream. What else can I do?

I've had a foot fungus for six months now.  I've tried 2 types of steriod creams and a prescription anti-fungal cream.  What else can I do?

See answer: Steroids actually make fungal infections worse, so stop them if you haven't already. Your diabetes may also be a factor, especially if it is not well-controlled. You may also need to have a culture taken of the fungus. This would show which medications it would be most sensitive to. Best to follow-up with your doctor to discuss options. ...Read more

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Athlete's Foot (Definition)

Medical term is tinea pedis. It is a fungal infection of the skin of the feet. It is usually seen as red, itchy skin between the toes and ...Read more

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Treating Athlete's Foot (Checklist)

Dry well between the toes after your shower or bath
Daily
Wear white cotton socks, especially in the summer
Once
Try to avoid scratching
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See your podiatrist is symptoms persist or do not improve
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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? .

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?

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Athlete's foot/nail : 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. ...Read more

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Is fungus athlete's foot?

Athlete's = fungus.: Athlete's foot is caused by tinea pedis, a fungus that causes foot itch. This can cause scaliness to red inflammation of the area involved. Other tests, like KOH prep show the fungus in the form of hyphae. ...Read more

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Treating Athlete's Foot (Checklist)

Change shoes daily
Once
Disinfect shoes
Daily
Consider soaking in betadine/water solution 2-3x weekly
Once
Start with a topical anti-fungal
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How do you know if you have foot fungus and what can you do about it?

You may not : Feel it at all, other times it may be itchy. For the most part daily application of a topical antifungal cream is helpful and getting rid of the fungus on your skin. ...Read more

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Treating Athlete's Foot (Checklist)

Wash Feet
2x day
Different pair of shoes
daily
antifungal powders in shoe
daily
OTC antifungal cream to feet
2x day
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Are there any remedies for foot fungus?

Sure: Try an over the counter cream first. If the fungus is resistant, you may need an oral antifungal agent or sometimes a shoe disinfectant as you could be chronically reinfecting your skin.... ...Read more

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Fungus (Definition)

Consisting of a florid overgrowth due to exposure to ...Read more

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