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How To Get Rid Of Athlete's Foot
Start with a topical: Antifungal cream. Currently, the best thing going is naftin (naftifine) 2%, available by prescription only. Otc antifungal creams can be ok as well. On top of this, you must change the environment in which the feet reside. Feet must be kept clean and dry, especially between the toes. Use powder on the feet daily; change shoes daily; you may want to treat the shoes too, with sprays or an uv sanitizer. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Athletes foot : The best solution to rid of athletes foot and i assuming a severe case. One start with both oral and topical anti fungals. Next purchase a steri shoe for all shoe gear. Next change your socks twice and even three times a day. Foot hygiene is the key. ...Read more
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
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
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
Antifungal spray: Generally recommend any antifungal cream or ointment, but most people have a hard time bending down and rubbing between toes. Antifungal spray (over the counter from any drug store) is usually the option i recommend for cracks between toes. Hope that helps. ...Read more
The thing with: athlete's foot is fungal spores live 30 days, so you must treat it for at least that long, even if it clears up in a few days. Also, there is a genetic predisposition to some fungi. If you're one of those people, you should be applying a cream daily FOREVER. Lotrimin, Lamisil and Tinactin (tolnaftate) are my personal favorites (in that order). Use the cream, not the gel or powder or spray, and use a tiny am ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Topical Antifungal: Most athlete's foot responds well to topical antifungals, many of which are available over the counter. It is important to apply twice daily to clean, dry skin. Ask your pharmacist to direct to the location of the topical antifungals they carry. ...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
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