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How To Cure Athlete's Foot With Vinegar
How do you cure athletes foot and really dry feet? What is the best way to cure athletes foot and dry feet?
Antifungal cream: Athletes foot is a fungal infection of the foot. It responds well to antifungal creams, such as otc lotrimin (clotrimazole). If that doesn't work, see a podiatric physician. Dry feet usually responds to moisturizers such as am lactin lotion. Or if that doesn't work, you may need a cream with urea in it. You may need to see a podiatric physician for a prescription. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What is the best home treatment for ingrown toenail ? Will warm foot bath with Epsom salt help? Will it help prevent infection/abscess ?
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
Topical Antifungal: Athlete's foot responds well to topical treatment, many of which can be procured over the counter. It is important that you apply the medication twice daily to clean and dry feet. Because you mention between the toe, apply a thin sparingly layer to these areas and allow them to dry well before putting on socks and shoes. Ask your pharmacist to direct you to the topical athlete's foot creams. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Topical antifungal : Cream...Often the prescription kind is better than the over the counter. Keep feet clean and dry, especially between the toes; avoid wearing the same shoes two days in a row, the shoes may need to be treated as well; socks should be the kind that wicks perspiration, cotton isn't as good. Those are the best general measures, but it is a challenge nevertheless. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My husband uses clotrimazole cream for his athlete's foot. Is that a good cream to use? What else can he use to cure it?
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
Antifungal Medicines: There is not necessarily a 'cure', but we have many options for treatment. First, is this fungus in the toenail or on the skin? I am going to approach the answer as if it is in the nail. Treatment options: 1. Home Remedy: Mix equal parts of Listerine with White Vinegar and apply that with a Q-tip daily. 2. Prescription Topical Medicine 3. Oral Medication (Lamisil (terbinafine) or Sporanox) ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Antifungal: There are simple things to try as stated. But the skin layer non the bottom of the foot (my assumption as to location) takes 40-60 days to turn over. Sometimes it just takes a different antifungal also. Definitely see your podiatrist for something to kill fungus in your shoes as fungus is a hardy little beast that can form a spore around itself when not in contact with a host. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is there an all natural way to treat seborheic dermatitis of scalp ? How about apple cider vinegr? If so , how much ? Or what else and how often?Thnx!
Wrong question: Poison ivy is natural. The better question is what works? Ask how effective it is, how safe it is, how much it costs, how easy to use and how easy to find. Any product claiming to be "all natural" is taking advantage of you. This is a meaningless claim. I know no-one who wants to smell of vinegar. There are various anti-dandruff shampoos to try. Nizoral (ketoconazole). Head & Shoulders. Selsun. Others. Generics ...Read more
My mother has fungal toe nail infection.She isn't be able to get rid of it with creams doctors here prescribe. Can you tell me for any effective way?
Toe nail fungus: Topical treatments for toe nail fungus usually do not work and oral medications are required. Terbenafine is one such treatment. There are others as well. The liver can sometimes be affected by these medications, so monitoring of liver enzymes is advisable. Be prepared for 12 weeks of treatment and slow resolution as the nail takes time to grow out healthy. ...Read more
What to do if I have an unidentified toe fungis. Will athlete's foot cream work effectively on any kind of fungi?
No: Athlete's foot cream will work most of the time. You should treat for more than a month to be sure it is gone. Severe infections may require treatment with an oral medication such as Griseofulvin or fluconazole. If the fungus is in the toenail (tinea unguium) then you will most likely need an oral medication (see your doctor or podiatrist). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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