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Do Athletes Foot Cuts On The Undersurface Of The Baby Toe Often Turn Black
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.
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?
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 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
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?
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
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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?
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
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
Topical antifungals: I suggest a topical anti-fungal gel.Keep area dry. ...Read more
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
I think I have athletes foot because everytime i dance my pinky toe skin splits under it. How do I treat this?
Foot fungus: Antifungal cream.Get a more detailed answer ›
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?
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
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?
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
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
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
I thought I had athletes foot because of itching and what I thought was crack on my toe but now two days later there are no symptoms? What should I do
Nothing: Since you now have no symptoms there is nothing to do. It is gone and you do not care what it was. ...Read more
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
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?
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
Athletes foot won't go away? On 2nd script now. Thought it was just dry heels & itchy toes? What am I doing wrong? Do pedicures worsen?TY
All I can say-: -is B sure U R Cng a dermatologist. Most clear with OTC oints or sprays rapidly. If not C one. ...Read more
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.
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
I have peeling skin in between my two last toes on my foot. Foul odor too. Is this athletes foot?
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
Can you only get athletes foot in one toe on one foot, or is it plantar warts? I have small itchy clear bumps with clear liquid in them.
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