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Foot Fungus Black Dots
Technically...: If you mean KINDS as to type of species - it's quite numerous but the most common is trichophyton rubrum. Tinea pedis (aka foot fungus) is an infection which is the result of microscopic fungus organisms that lives on dead tissue of the hair and outer skin layers - TYPES include inter digitally, moccasin-like or vesicular. Onychomycosis describes fungal infection of the nails. ...Read more
Superficially Yes!: Contaminated hands are generally the culprit. If you are caring for fungus on the foot using a topical powder or topical cream--wash your hands afterwards because you can spread the fungus to other areas of the skin; dry the feet with a different towel than the groin. ...Read more
Funfus: A fungal infection is not related to what you do or do not eat. That infection is caused bu a fungal organism (of which there are many) that colonizes dead skin. Bathing does not wash it off. You need to see your podiatrist for topical medication that will help. Sometimes that is otc and sometimes it needs to be prescription. Good luck. ...Read more
Sometimes nothing: Other times it can spread...Can spread to different body parts. If it is inbetween toes it can cause a deeper infection thru cracks in the skin. Oftentimes, fungus on the skin will cause fungus on toenails.....Best to get rid of as usually a cream for a couple of weeks is pretty effective. ...Read more
Almost immediately after contact.
Often times good hygiene will stop the growth. ...Read more
Its the same thing: Basically you are describing the same condition. ...Read more
See below: Any substance that is safe and is fungacidal. ...Read more
See below: Athletes feet / fungal foot infections if left untreated can last for years. Typically oral antifungal meds such as lamisil, (terbinafine) gris peg, Diflucan for 45 days in combination with topical antifungal creams gels or lotions can kill the fungus fairly effectively. Often a bacterial component is present and a antibiotic pill or cream must be added as well. ...Read more
I agree...: With Dr. Inwood. There is now a spray called "Clean Sweep" by Tetra Medical that has nanosilver to help provide an antimicrobial barrier in shoe gear. You may want to try this as well. ...Read more
How long does it take to get a foot fungus? I showered after my boyfriend Monday who has a foot fungus
Be prepared...: This all depends on what you mean by "get" a foot fungus. We are surrounded by fungi and exposed to potential infection daily. When the conditions are right, the fungus will thrive. Warm moist areas are the best. The already present spores will activate and begin feasting on your skin within days. Having them and having them infect you are two different things. ...Read more
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