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How To Kill Athletes Foot
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Make sure it's: Really a fungal infection. Some other conditions can cause itching and peeling including a bacterial infection called erythrasma, which is treated with an antibiotic, not an anti-fungal. The best advice i can offer you is to get it checked out by a podiatrist or dermatologist. Oh... And don't scratch! that spreads it if it's fungal. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Very difficult. : It is important to differentiate between toenail fungus and skin fungus. The latter being easier to treat. Fungi are oppurtunistic and look for any reason to come back to you. Afterall, why not? Yu offers them "free rent", a place to live. Antifungal medication is a start. Even after the fungus may be eradicated, i believe maintenance therapy is required to keep the fungus away. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
Apply antifungal : Cream, readily available at your local pharmacy. ...Read more
Various ways: Firstly, since excessive perspiration and moisture is the cause, keeping feet dry is a must. Wear socks that absorb moisture and change often. Let feet air out when possible. Dry thoroughly after bathing. Powder in shoes can also be helpful. Additionally, topical anti-fungal creams, solutions or sprays may be needed. If a prolonged problem, see a podiatrist. ...Read more
Topical Antifungal: Athlete's foot is simply the specific form of skin infection caused by fungus and this can occur anywhere on the body and is treated the same. It often responds well to topical treatment, many of which can be procured over the counter. Ask your pharmacist to direct you to the topical athlete's foot creams. ...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
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