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How To Kill Athletes Foot
Antifungals: Don't walk barefoot at an exercise facility. Use flip flops or shower shoes if showering at a gym or when staying at a hotel. You can spray your shoes with an anti fungal and your shower with bleach and water. ...Read more
Fungus: Anti-fungal medicine would work the best. Typically athletes foot loves a dark moist area like your enclosed shoe gear. Keeping your feet dry by changing socks, cotton socks and even using antiperspirant sprays between toes and bottom will help! ...Read more
What kind of cleaning products kill jock itch and athletes foot that arises from doing martial arts and going to the gym?
Try Lamisil (terbinafine): This won't kill the spores, but it will help you get rid of the jock itch, ringworm, athletes foot and help reduce it's spread in your gym! You can help reduce your risk of getting jock itch and athletes foot by getting out of your sweaty clothes, showering, and getting dry clothes/socks on. ...Read more
How do you get rid of really bad athletes foot rashes? Does sunlight (lots of it) kill the fungus?
Sunlight has no: Effect. When infected, you must treat it with at least a topical antifungal. Occasionally, an oral antifungal will be used if teh problem is severe enough. See your podiatrist or dermatologist, . ...Read more
What antifungal (cream, solution or powder) the best for athletes foot? And if its ok. I use all of them to kill 100% the fungus. Thanks
Hi I don't understand y I cant get rid of athletes foot for good. I use tinactin (tolnaftate) and it seems to kill it off fast then within a month or so it comes back to every toe on each foot. This has happened for the past 8 years?
Athlete's foot: The reason it comes back is because the skin at the bottom of the foot needs to be treated for 40 to 60 days, as that is how long it takes to turn over that skin layer. The other areas don't take as long, but certainly take longer than a couple weeks. Use the cream longer to get better results. If you still have no success, see your podiatrist for prescription medication ...Read more
Athlete's foot: Prevention is better than treatment. In public baths, use slippers to walk around and make sure to wash your feet very well. Do not wear somebody else's socks or tocuh somebody's toes/feet with the disease. There are many otc antifungals that are quite effective. ...Read more
Consider a powder: For athletes foot to help reduce moisture and improve comfort. Powders, sprays, creams and ointments that contain antifungal medication are appropriate. ...Read more
Antifungal: You may benefit with a topical or an oral anti-fungal medication depending on the severity if it indeed is an athletes foot infection. Make sure to dry well between the toes after your shower or bath. ...Read more
It could be...: Athlete's foot. The best otc medication (in my opinion) is lotrimin (clotrimazole) ultra. Dilute vinegar soaks are good as well. Dry the inside of your shoes by placing them up-side down over an air return vent at home overnight. If this doesn't make things better in a couple days, see a podiatrist. ...Read more
Little blisters...: The best otc medication (in my opinion) is lotrimin (clotrimazole) ultra. Socks should be a synthetic material like those manufactured by thorlo [http://www. Thorlo. Com/]. Dilute vinegar soaks are good as well. Dry the inside of your shoes by placing them up-side down over an air return vent at home overnight. If this doesn't make things better in a couple days, see a podiatrist. ...Read more
Athletes foot: Prevention for my patients involve good hygiene. Many of my patients after going in wet environments, dry their feet well and apply a anti fungal type of cream or lotion. Then many of my patients utilize a steri shoe (uv light) for their shoe gear. A cheaper option is to purchase a anti fungal spray. ...Read more