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Does Urine Kill Athletes Foot
Urine is the product of the kidneys, which is produced to eliminate the waste products of metabolism, manage body fluid balance, &maintain acid-base balance. The blood is first filtered by the kidneys, and the composition of the resulting fluid is then altered depending on the body's needs. It is composed of mostly water, and breakdown products from blood cells impart ...Read more
What kind of cleaning products kill jock itch and athletes foot that arises from doing martial arts and going to the gym?
Try Lamisil (terbinafine): This won't kill the spores, but it will help you get rid of the jock itch, ringworm, athletes foot and help reduce it's spread in your gym! you can help reduce your risk of getting jock itch and athletes foot by getting out of your sweaty clothes, showering, and getting dry clothes/socks on. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How do you get rid of really bad athletes foot rashes? Does sunlight (lots of it) kill the fungus?
What antifungal (cream, solution or powder) the best for athletes foot? And if its ok. I use all of them to kill 100% the fungus.Thanks
I don't think : One is stronger they just work differently. Try one. You should see improvement in about two weeks. The thing is many people need maintenance therapy or the fungus will grow back. Also, the shoe gear need to be lean and may need "medication" or shoe spray as well. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Fungus Among Us: Athlete's foot is a fungal infection of the skin. It is important to keep your feet (and shoes) clean and dry, since fungus loves to grow in warm, dark, moist places. For mild cases, OTC antifungal creams typically work well. For more severe cases, see your doctor. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Various ways: Firstly, since excessive perspiration and moisture is the cause, keeping feet dry is a must. Wear socks that absorb moisture and change often. Let feet air out when possible. Dry thoroughly after bathing. Powder in shoes can also be helpful. Additionally, topical anti-fungal creams, solutions or sprays may be needed. If a prolonged problem, see a podiatrist. ...Read more
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