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What can I do for foot fungus?

What can I do for foot fungus?

Foot fungus easy to: Try over the counter Miconazole cream or Clotrimazole cream. Rub on twice a day for 2 weeks and if not better see a dermatologist. There are other conditions that can look like a foot fungus but it may be something else. ...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


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Are there any remedies for foot fungus?

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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How many kinds of foot fungus are there?

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

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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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Can foot fungus spread throughout the body?

Can foot fungus spread throughout the body?

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

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I have foot fungus - what should I not eat?

I have foot fungus - what should I not eat?

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

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What does a foot fungus actually look like?

What does a foot fungus actually look like?

Several ways: It can look dry and scaly.
It can look red and white with maceration of the skin
it could be bleeding and cracking. ...Read more

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What happens if foot fungus goes untreated?

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

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Need I wash my bed sheets for a foot fungus?

Need I wash my bed sheets for a foot fungus?

Yes: It would be wise to wash the sheets to help prevent spread of the fungus. ...Read more

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

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 long does it take for foot fungus to begin growing?

See below: Almost immediately after contact.
Often times good hygiene will stop the growth. ...Read more

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Can you please list the risks associated with foot fungus?

Fungus: The problems they can cause is an open portal to bacteria that could possibly develop a serious infection. ...Read more

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What's the best way to fight foot fungus or athletes foot?

Foot fungus: The best way to treat a foot fungus is to use it a topical anti-fungal cream. You may need a prescription anti-fungal cream depending on the severity of the fungal infection. ...Read more

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What is the difference between foot fungus and athletes foot?

What is the difference between foot fungus and athletes foot?

Its the same thing: Basically you are describing the same condition. ...Read more

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How long can the athlete's foot fungus live outside of the body?

Forever: Fungus is in the environment and survives indefinitely. However, if you are concerned about your shoes or shower, as long as you take precaution and use anti-fungal creams and spray you can prevent re/infection. Remember fungus like dark, moist areas. ...Read more

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How long does athlete's foot fungus survive on hard dry surfaces?

How long does athlete's foot fungus survive on hard dry surfaces?

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

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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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What are the dangers of foot fungus, can it grow into other parts?

Several: Tinea can spread to other areas of the body by contact. It can get deep into the body and become a systemic infection. Cases have been seen that are so bad it is difficult to walk. ...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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I have had foot fungus for the past 2.5 years. What can I do to cure it?

I have had foot fungus for the past 2.5 years. What can I do to cure it?

See a doctor: You may need to have a podiatrist or dermatologist help you. If you have used over-the counter medications as directed, have addressed foot perspiration issues and they have not helped, oral medications may need to be prescribed. ...Read more

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Can foot fungus grow on the slippers I wear? I have a fungus now that I been treating

Can foot fungus grow on the slippers I wear? I have a fungus now that I been treating

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

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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

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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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Don't have Vicks but have icy hot would that also work to fight foot fungus? Does it have almost the same properties? Thank u.

Don't be a sucker: Neither of these is effective for foot fungus. OTC clotrimazole or miconazole cream is cheap and safe and effective. Get the generics because they are just as effective at a fraction of the cost. I buy them for my patients at $2 for a 1oz tube. ...Read more

Dr. Suzanne Galli
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Fungus (Definition)

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