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How Long Does It Take For Foot Fungus To Begin Growing
Almost immediately after contact.
Often times good hygiene will stop the growth. ...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
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
Consult a doctor: Without providing a photograph one should be extremely careful with regards to hyperpigmented lesions. While, it can be something so mundane, one must be better safe than sorry. Fungus on the foot is usually scaly skin, sometimes red patchy skin. A newly found patch is likely a dermatitis of some variety. A quick visit to a dermatologist or podiatrist should give you an accurate diagnosis. ...Read more
Fungus is everywhere:
Usually fungus infections of the skin will take 7-14 days to resolve wtih a good topical antifungal using it appropriately. If you are not consistent it is hard to get rid of it. Once it does clear you have to continue to use a topical on a regular basis to keep it from returning. If you are suseptible to the fungus, it is likely to return without regular treatment.
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How long does the athlete's foot fungus live on dry, hard surfaces, like a wooden table or floor? Is it killed by alcohol?
Is it a bad idea to shower together with my boyfriend if he has foot fungus? Will it spread to me? Are there any precautions I should take?
Do I have a foot fungus? How can I get rid of dead peeling skin on my feet? I have very dry feet, the skin on the bottom of my feet have been peeling for as long as I can remember, I tried using a pumice stone, soaking them, getting a pedicure, but noth
There are several conditions that can cause peeling of the skin on your feet. Any process that triggers rapid renewal of the epidermis on your feet will contribute to thickened, peeling skin; in many cases this problem is merely due to an occupation that demands a lot of walking or standing.
Your doctor can readily diagnose a fungal infection by obtaining a skin scraping and examining it under a microscope. If this doesn't reveal the cause of your peeling, he/she can investigate for other potential causes (circulation problems, dyshidrosis, ichthyosis, autoimmune disorders, etc.).
If you haven't seen your doctor about this issue yet, I recommend you do so. ...Read more
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
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