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Can babies get athletes foot? 0-12m

Can babies get athletes foot? 0-12m

Yes: Atheletes foot is a fungal infection of the skin mostly secondary to feet being humid for long periods of time. It is less common in infants because their feet are usually kept bare or with only socks, but possible. ...Read more

Dr. Jordan Steinberg
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Have you seen athletes foot on babys less than 1 year? My 9M has redness only between the big toes. He usually wears socks but shoes too sometimes.

Have you seen athletes foot on babys less than 1 year? My 9M has redness only between the big toes. He usually wears socks but shoes too sometimes.

Might be: Could be. Usually this is inside the smallest toe. Could be fungus or something else. No harm in application of AZOL:E cream----- miconazole, clotrimazole, ketoconaziole. Ventillate feet: barefoot in home, no sox in bed. ...Read more

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Can a child younger than age 5 years develop athletes' foot?

Can a child younger than age 5 years develop athletes' foot?

Possible: While less common in children than adults, it does occur. I have had children as young three with not only clinical findings suggestive of this but confirmation via laboratory testing ...Read more

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Did a clorox/water foot soak for athletes foot. had a little cut that burned a little but fine after rinsing. can this get into blood and be bad?

Did a clorox/water foot soak for athletes foot. had a little cut that burned a little but fine after rinsing. can this get into blood and be bad?

Chlorox: is bleach and it has sodium hypochlorite which bleaches ,kills bacteria.causes local irritation but absorption from a cut is limites
wash the exposed surface with running water and you should be fine
monitor your cut so it does not get infected ...Read more

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I cut my self while cleaning my shower drain. The cut on my finger got infected and began formin g blisters around it. I had athletes foot before and this is what it looks like

I cut my self while cleaning my shower drain. The cut on my finger got infected and began formin g blisters around it. I had athletes foot before and this is what it looks like

You : You need to seek medical care for a number reasons:
1. To make sure you are up to date with your tetanus immunization, and if not, to get an tetanus toxoid injection.
2. To determine if you have infection and to obtain treatment.
3. To make sure you do not have a chemical injury from the cleaning materials. ...Read more

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Severe athletes foot deep cracks in the heel of foot, toenails that are too thick to cut with fingernail clippers extreme pain and burning what to do?

Severe athletes foot deep cracks in the heel of foot, toenails that are too thick to cut with fingernail clippers extreme pain and burning what to do?

Consult with: a BOARD CERTIFIED DERMATOLOGIST (Skin specialist)
Look for Hospital or University based ( resources for CULTURE and SENSITIVITY of the infecting fungus (Although 'Tinea Pedis" most "common" other fungi can 'invade" as well as BACTERIAL 'super" infection" Good Luck and hope this is helpful
Dr Z ...Read more

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Unprotected sex 10 months ago. Dry cough dry itchy skin. Red bumps on thighs. White tongue. Cuts won't heal. Athletes foot. Nail changes Oral hiv neg?

Unprotected sex 10 months ago.  Dry cough dry itchy skin. Red bumps on thighs. White tongue. Cuts won't heal. Athletes foot. Nail changes Oral hiv neg?

HIV: Sounds like you're having some pretty common health annoyances & are worried they're due to HIV. First, the chance of of getting HIV from 1 encounter is very low (1 in 1250 exposures for vaginal penetration). The oral HIV tests are pretty accurate (about 92%) but to be extra sure and give you peace of mind, call your gyn or PCP to get a blood test. It's quick and confidential. Good luck! ...Read more

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Whats the fastest remedy for athletes foot on your feet around your toes?

Whats the fastest remedy for athletes foot on your feet around your toes?

Apply powder/cream.: First, it would be good to wash and dry the affected area. Then, apply an agent for athlete's foot, like a powder or cream, or spray. It is also good to change socks and underware/clothes daily. Repeat this process daily until it is gone. That should be as fast as it can be done. If the problem persists, see your doctor for treament with antifungal agents. ...Read more

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Itchy blood blister on inside of toe. Athletes foot?

Itchy blood blister on inside of toe. Athletes foot?

Athletes foot : Typically does not cause a blood blister. It could cause a blister with clear fluid in it. It might be simply a blood blister from friction. ...Read more

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Best way to remove athletes foot and nail fungus on toes?

Best way to remove athletes foot and nail fungus on toes?

Different treatments: Athlete's foot is a superficial fungal infection between the toes usually and presents as a very itchy rash. It can be easily treated with a topical antifungal medication. Onychomycosis, or fungus on toenail is much harder to treat. Typically oral antifungal medications are best to treat. There can be significant side effects with these medications so it is imprortant to make correct diagnosis ...Read more

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Our 3 y.O has deep cracks in his skin under his little toes, is this athletes foot? His feet stay dry, we try to keep him barefoot wht else shd we do?

Our 3 y.O has deep cracks in his skin under his little toes, is this athletes foot? His feet stay dry, we try to keep him barefoot wht else shd we do?

It's possible: It is possible that this is athlete's foot (or tinea pedis) - it is hard to be sure without seeing it. You might try some Clotrimazole cream, and if it doesn't work take him to his primary provider or a dermatologist. ...Read more

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I have athletes foot, for 2 years now and can't get rid of it. It is spreading to my other toes. Have been using over-the-counter meds as instructed .

I have athletes foot, for 2 years now and can't get rid of it. It is spreading to my other toes. Have been using over-the-counter meds as instructed .

Tinea pedis: When I have a patient presenting with long term resistant athletes foot or tina pedis, i biopsy the skin lesion and if positive start on oral anti fungal medication with prescription anti fungal medication that is bacteria static and cidal. I also dispense a steri shoe device to kill the fungus in all shoe gear and an anti fungal spray for sandals. ...Read more

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I am using ketoconazole for athletes foot. my skin peeled off from left and ajacent toe. How much time will ketoconazole take to restore my skin back?

I am using ketoconazole for athletes foot. my skin peeled off from left and ajacent toe. How much time will ketoconazole take to restore my skin back?

Weeks: Medication for fungus infection works slowly, so use for several weeks is the minimum, and use for several weeks beyond clearing is recommended to prevent a recurrence from incomplete treatment. ...Read more

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How long should I use lotrimin (clotrimazole) ultra to treat between toe athletes foot to be sure it's completely gone? Been treating twice a day for a week thus far

How long should I use lotrimin (clotrimazole) ultra to treat between toe athletes foot to be sure it's completely gone? Been treating twice a day for a week thus far

A couple more weeks: 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 more

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Both of Feet In Between My Toes Really Itch and It Starts to Burn If i Itch Them Too Much, What Do i Do ? Is This Athletes Foot, It's So Uncomfortabl

Both of Feet In Between My Toes Really Itch and It Starts to Burn If i Itch Them Too Much, What Do i Do ? Is This Athletes Foot, It's  So Uncomfortabl

Likely: Sounds like athletes foot, which is a fungal infection having little to do with athletics. OTC antifungal creams can be highly effective. Used for 1-6 weeks depending on manufacturer's recommendation. Dry feet thoroughly after washing. If this does not work, visit primary doctor or dermatologist. ...Read more

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How can I get rid of foot and toe nail fungus/athletes foot?

How can I get rid of foot and toe nail fungus/athletes foot?

Different options: In order from least to most effective: Topical antifungals, oral antifungals, laser treatment (only for toe nails). ...Read more

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When you use tinactin (tolnaftate) cream for athletes foot what does it mean if told to pay special attention to spaces between toes?

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

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My foot has some dark purple areas like clotted blood,dark toes too.I had athletes foot and for a month stayed seatted on a chair all day.what may be?

My foot has some dark purple areas like clotted blood,dark toes too.I had athletes foot and for a month stayed seatted on a chair all day.what may be?

Bruising?: Sounds like bruises , but why were seated on a chair for a month. Athlete's foot should not cause this. Should likely get evaluated by physician. ...Read more

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Can athletes foot cause a pinky toe to swell up and cause pain half way up a foot to the point of intense pain and unable to walk?

Can athletes foot cause a pinky toe to swell up and cause pain half way up a foot to the point of intense pain and unable to walk?

This does not sound: like athlete's foot. Athlete's foot is a fungal infection, which causes a red, itchy and possibly slightly painful rash, but does not cause the kind of pain and swelling you are describing. Please see your doctor to get properly evaluated and treated. ...Read more

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I have a skin infection. Initially between my toes now it’s spread to my hand . I thought it was ring worm or athletes foot. ?

I have a skin infection. Initially between my toes now it’s spread to my hand . I thought it was ring worm or athletes foot. ?

Dermatophyte: 2 feet + 1 hand is typical of dermatophyte infection. Maceration of web skin between toes. Scaling of skin along entire soles of feet, often discolored toenails, scaly skin on 1 palm often with discolored nails on 1 hand. This is a fungus. Castellani solution is very useful. Azole creams are helpful [clotrimazole, miconazole, ketoconazole.] Terbinafine is very effective as cream, excellent orally ...Read more

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Peeling on back of toes, rough soles. Athletes foot? After washing or rubbing athletes foot in they're a bit sore/sensitive. Think it's athletes foot.

Possibly: Tinea pedis can be associated with peeling and itching but is often in moist places as between your toes. There are over the counter powders and sprays that might help. Make sure you are using cotton socks and you may want to change your sneakers. Let your doctor have a look. ...Read more

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Hi i dont understand y i cant get rid of athletes foot for good.i use tinactin (tolnaftate) and it seems to kill it off fast then within a month or so it comes back to every toe on each foot.this has happened for the past 8 years?

Hi i dont understand y i cant get rid of athletes foot for good.i use tinactin (tolnaftate) and it seems to kill it off fast then within a month or so it comes back to every toe on each foot.this has happened for the past 8 years?

Athlete's foot: The reason it comes back is because the skin at the bottom of the foot needs to be treated for 40 to 60 days , as that is how long it takes to turn over that skin layer . The other areas don't take as long , but certainly take longer than a couple weeks. Use the cream longer to get better results. If you still have no success , see your podiatrist for prescription medication ...Read more

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I have athletes foot on one toe, and when a blister-like bump is about to pop up, that spot tingles. Is that normal?

I have athletes foot on one toe, and when a blister-like bump is about to pop up, that spot tingles. Is that normal?

Sounds abnormal.: Herpetic whitlow comes to mind, but you need to see your doctor for diagnosis and treatment (of both conditions). ...Read more

Dr. Arnold Beresh
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Athlete's Foot (Definition)

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


Toes (Definition)

Toes are the digits at the ends of the feet, most people have 10 and they normally ...Read more