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How To Get Rid Of Athlete
Antifungal meds...: Topical medication to eradicate the fungus that causes athletes foot should help. It can be found over the counter, for example Nystatin. To avoid having recurrence keep your feet dry and use white cotton socks. Fungal infection develop in humid, dark environments. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Athletes fungus: Athletes foot is usually caused by a fungus which can be transmitted from human to human. If your athletes foot returns when your son is at home, perhaps he is the transmitter of the fungus. You will need a topical anti fungal that you can get at a pharmacy. If the over the counter cream doesn't help, then you would see a physician or podiatrist for a prescription medication. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Many options: First is there a reason why you are getting it? Non breathable shoes? socks? lots of exercise? There are many commercial powers that will help but another option is boric acid power which is cheap and easy. It is important to clean you feet with soap and water often as possible. Clean socks will also help. ...Read more
Combo of things: First it is important to treat the fungus (lamisil or clotrimazole creams are available over the counter). Second, it is important to make sure you don't re-infect yourself. Fungi thrive in warm, dark, moist environments. Use powders to keep your feet dry. Spray your shoes with anti fungal spray (tinactin (tolnaftate) etc) so that you don't just put your healthy feet in a shoe full of fungus! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Antifungal creams: Tinea pedis, or athlete's foot, is caused by a fungus (often by t. Rubrum fungus) that can be on locker room floors or other people's footwear. If the fungus is able to take hold on the skin cells and start growing, one will get the athlete's foot rash. Tinea pedis should be treated to relieve symptoms and also to prevent it from spreading to the toenails. Lotrimin (clotrimazole) af cream works for all ages. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Meds and hygeine: Wear absorbant socks and change often, let feet air out whenever possible. Dry thoroughly after bathing. A small amount of powder in shoes may also help. Topical anti-fungal sprays and solutions are in order. If problem persists, consult with a podiatrist. ...Read more
How can I get rid of my chronic athletes foot? I always wear socks and wash my shoes regularly, but it seems particularly bad in my work flats
How do you get rid of really bad athletes foot rashes? Does sunlight (lots of it) kill the fungus?
Lamisil (terbinafine): Lamisil (terbinafine) at is a good antifungal to treat athlete's feet. Use it as directed on the label and most get good results. If you do this and the problem persists, you may need to see a podiatrist or dermatologist. Keep in mind that because you cure an episode of athlete's foot you are not immune to reinfection. Keeping your feet clean and dry: using foot powders, rotating shoes, etc can reduce this. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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