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What is best way to cure a bad case of tinea pedis on your feet?

What is best way to cure a bad case of tinea pedis on your feet?

Tinea pedis : You can always start with a topical over the counter medication like Clotrimazole (ask you pharmacist to direct you to it). Apply twice daily. If your symptoms don't begin to improve in a week or two you might need a prescription for this. ...Read more

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Dr. Arnold Beresh
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Athlete's Foot (Definition)

Medical term is tinea pedis. It 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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Can tinea pedis with a spreading itchy reaction be cured completely with just lotrimin (clotrimazole)?

Can tinea pedis with a spreading itchy reaction be cured completely with just lotrimin (clotrimazole)?

Ususally: Topical antifungals such as Lamisil (terbinafine) and lotrimin are usually successful if use as directed. The fungus that causes athlete's foot is common and reinfection is typical. Have the topical handy and use if signs of fungus appear. Dr l. ...Read more

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How can you get tinea pedis?

Any where: You can catch it anywhere by walking barefoot. ...Read more

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Which part of an athletes body would be affected by tinea pedis?

Which part of an athletes body would be affected by tinea pedis?

Pedis=feet: Tinea refers to a skin infection due to a fungus and if it on the feet then it is tinea pedis (athelete's foot). If you have it in the groin (jock itch) then it is tinea cruris, on the scalp it is tinea capitis. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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I applied medication for tinea pedis but it doesn't help? Been using it 1.5 weeks already?

I applied medication for tinea pedis but it doesn't help?  Been using it 1.5 weeks already?

Takes a minimum : Of 2-4 weeks of religious use. If it is somewhat better in 1.5 weeks, stick with it. If not, then see a doctor and get a prescription for a different antifungal. In addition, sometimeswhat you think is tinea pedis is something else which needs to be diagnosed and treated properly. ...Read more

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I am wondering why it itches from tinea pedis?

I am wondering why it itches from tinea pedis?

Tinea pedis is: A fungus which is a living organism. It lives on skin by eating from the keratin layer of the skin. The body recognizes the fungus as a foreign body and as a result histamine gets released. Histamine causes certain reactions like itching, or sneezing, watery eyes...Many of the allergy like responses. ...Read more

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What is difference between tinea pedis and tinea cruris?

What is difference between tinea pedis and tinea cruris?

Only location: Tinea refers to the fungal infection of skin. Tinea pedis (pedis=foot) is athlete's foot, and tinea cruris (cruris=crotch) is jock itch. They differ only in location, and are treated the same way. ...Read more

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