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How to get rid of athletes foot?

How to get rid of athletes 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 more

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How to get rid of athlete's foot forever?

How to get rid of athlete's foot forever?

Impractical: Fungi causing athlete's are ubiquitous and it is possible to get re-infected after eliminating the infection with medication. You may need to repeat treatment and keep your environment as free of fungi as possible. ...Read more

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What is the way to get rid of athlete's foot?

What is the way to get rid of athlete's foot?

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 more

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Is it possible to get rid of athlete's foot?

Is it possible to get rid of athlete's foot?

Yes: Keep feet clean and dry.Use antifungal cream for superficial infection.Oral antifungals for deep infections. ...Read more

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How to get athletes foot and get rid of it and pisond ivy?

Antifungal/Steriod: Antifungals treat athletes foot and a topical steroid is helpful for poison ivy. Seek out a podiatrist in your area. ...Read more

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What should I do to get rid of my athlete's foot fungus quicker?

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 more

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How to get rid of a burning foot?

How to get rid of a burning foot?

Determine cause.: Pinched nerve? Systemic disease? You could try supplementing with Alpha lipoic acid. You would need to take approximately 1200-1800mg in divided doses per day. ...Read more

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How does one get rid of athlete's foot fungus?

How does one get rid of athlete's foot fungus?

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 more

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How to get rid of a foot blister?

How to get rid of a foot blister?

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 more

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How to get rid of foot calluses?

How to get rid of foot calluses?

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 more

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How can I get rid of athlete's foot?

How can I get rid of athlete's foot?

Ddffgghh: If the condition can not be resolved with topical medications one can utilize oral medication and if this is truly a fungal infection it should resolve within a month or 2. It will need to be prescribed by your physician. ...Read more

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What is the best solution to get rid of athletes foot? Do I have to spray my shoes?

What is the best solution to get rid of athletes foot?  Do I have to spray my shoes?

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 more

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How do you get rid of foot fungus?

How do you get rid of foot fungus?

Have them evaluated.: There are topical and oral antifungal medications available for the treatment of foot fungus. Have your feet evaluated and get the appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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How can I get rid of athletes foot fast?

How can I get rid of athletes foot fast?

Prescription: Your doctor can give you a prescription for an oral medication that treats the infection from the inside. ...Read more

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Anyone know how can I get rid of fungal infections, athletes' foot, and the like?

Anyone know how can I  get rid of fungal infections, athletes' foot, and the like?

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 more

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How to get rid of athletes foot? Get it whenever son comes home from college.

How to get rid of athletes foot? Get it whenever son comes home from college.

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 more

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How do I easily get rid of athlete's foot?

How do I easily get rid of athlete's foot?

Antifungal cream: Apply it twice a day. Examples: tinactin, (tolnaftate) micatin, lotrimin etc....Available over the counter at your pharmacy. ...Read more

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How do I get rid of athlete's foot?

How do I get rid of athlete's foot?

See below: Topical anti=fungal spray or solution. Wear absorbant socks and let feet air out often. Dry throroughly after bathing. A small amount of powder in shoes may be helpful. ...Read more

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What should I use to get rid of foot fungus?

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 more

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