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How Long Does It Take To Cure Athlete's Foot
Be preventative: You can keep on top of athletes foot by checking your feet everyday. Make sure that you dry in between your toes. If you see red dots on the bottom of your feet or scaly areas make sure you start applying an anti fungal cream. Do not use a cream in between toes since this just adds to the moisture. If you are having difficulty seeing results see your local podiatrist. ...Read more
Depends: It takes a lifestyle modification to completely get rid of fungal skin infection but generally 2-3 weeks of appropriate care. ...Read more
A few of days: Usually the blistering will clear up quickly with good care. Use the topical antifungals as directed. If you are consist, the blistering will calm down in a few days and the fungal infection will clear in a week or two. Keep the antifungal handy, as it is common for reinfection. The fungus is everywhere, if you are suseptible, you will get it. Dr l. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Athletes foot: Their is no permanent cure for athletes foot, however with my patients I use a topical antifungal cream, dispense a steri shoe (uv sterilzer) for all shoe gear. And if it involves a serious case then include an oral anti fungal. ...Read more
Try vinegar: 1:4 ratio of white vinegar to warm water minimally 3x weekly may help. Vinegar is a natural anti-fungal, anti-microbial and keratolytic. ...Read more
Lifetime: I have seen cases that never cure but these are usually from military that have spent time in wet, humid places. ...Read more
Topical Antifungal: Athlete's foot is simply the specific form of skin infection caused by fungus and this can occur anywhere on the body and is treated the same. It often responds well to topical treatment, many of which can be procured over the counter. Ask your pharmacist to direct you to the topical athlete's foot creams. ...Read more
Depends: The type of treatment rendered for athelete's foot (foot fungus) depends on the severity and the type of foot fungus it is. There are several types ranging from topical to oral medication. One important thing to remember is no matter what medication is used, it is important to address the environment that the foot is in and avoid re-infection. Don't forget to disinfect socks as well as shoes! ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Athlete's foot: Prevention is better than treatment. In public baths, use slippers to walk around and make sure to wash your feet very well. Do not wear somebody else's socks or tocuh somebody's toes/feet with the disease. There are many otc antifungals that are quite effective. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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