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How To Get Rid Of Athlete's Foot
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
Shoe breathing: Athletes foot is a fungal infection. Humidity, sweating, poorly ventilated feet and shoes are the main cause. Antifungals in combination with eliminating humidity from your shoes are key. Try to alternate pairs of shoes, heat them and vent them after using. Antifungals creams take 2-3 week to kill so keep applying regardless of how they look or feel before 2-3 weeks are over. It will come back... ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Keep your feet: Clean and dry, especially between the toes. If your feet tend to perspire a lot, use powder on your feet daily, wear different shoes each day and socks which wick perspiration away from the skin--not cotton. Also use a topical antifungal cream. You may try an otc version, but some of the newer prescription medications can work faster than the old ones. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Pop and soak: Sterilize a needle and open the blister to remove pressure. Cool tap water soaks for 20minutes--do 2 or 3 times-will help with any swelling or tenderness. You may cover with a band aid when you have shoes or socks on, but leave open as much as possible. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Get feet evaluated: Calluses are largely dependent on the shape of your foot and the way you walk; the type of shoes you wear also play a role. I would suggest having your feet evaluated by a Podiatrist; you may be a good candidate for custom orthotics. Regular visits to a Podiatrist-run foot spa, may also be beneficial to you. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Start with the skin: The skin needs to be treated with a topical antifungal cream. Keep you feet dry with the use of powders, socks which wick perspiration away from the skin. Shoes shouldn't be worn two days in a row and should be allowed to dry out between uses. There are sprays and even a shoe tree that uses uv light to kill fungus. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
Topical or oral meds: Depending upon the severity and distribution of your foot fungus, there are many methods of treatment. If it severe and covers a large portion of your foot, oral anti fungal medications would be recommended. However, liver function tests would first need to be taken, to ensure it it safe to do so. An over the counter anti fungal spray in the am before wearing shoes and socks is also recommended. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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