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How Long Is Foot Fungus Contagious
I visited a mansion.I was asked to put some nylon/metallic paper shoes(reusable)around my sandals.Can I get foot/fungus/Hepatitis/contagious diseases?
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I visited a mansion.They asked us to put some nylon/metallic paper shoes around our shoes/sandals (resusable)Can I get foot/fungus/contagious disease?
No,the use of the: shoe covers was to protect the carpet. It has nothing to do with disease. ...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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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. Dr. L. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
How long does the athlete's foot fungus live on dry, hard surfaces, like a wooden table or floor? Is it killed by alcohol?
How long can athletes foot fungus live on surfaces (tabletop and carpet) and in shoes? I had and treated this in summer 2017.
Varies: You can catch the athletes foot fungus via direct contact with an infected person, or by touching surfaces which are contaminated with the fungus. The fungus thrives in warm & moist environments. This fungus is commonly found in showers, on locker room floors, and around swimming pools. In some environments this fungus can thrive indefinitely unless the area is cleaned well with disinfectant. ...Read more
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 : 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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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