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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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What type of doctor do I see for a foot fungus infection?

What type of doctor do I see for a foot fungus infection?

Several options: Primary care physician, dermatologist, podiatrist. ...Read more

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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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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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What are the ways for treating foot fungus?

What are the ways for treating foot fungus?

Topical antifungals: Oral medication can be used for sever cases. ...Read more

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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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I'm pretty sure I have moccasin foot fungus but i need to see picturs of it. How do I know if I have it?

Self-descriptive: Moccasin foot looks pretty much the way it sounds. Red, scaley, cracked skin of the bottom of the foot which comes up the sides almost as if you were wearing a moccasin. It is usually from a fungus called t. Rubrum and responds to antifungals such as tolnaftate, Clotrimazole and terbinafine, all of which can be had over the counter. Make sure shoes and socks are clean and thoroughly dry. ...Read more

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What are symptoms of athlete's foot and foot fungus?

Athletes foot: The symptoms are athletes foot include scaly skin with redness and pruritus which means itchiness. Also foot fungus can cause it an odor. ...Read more

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

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

Athlete's foot is: 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). ...Read more

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Fungus (Definition)

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


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