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Doctor insights on: How To Treat Athlete's Foot At Home

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For how long is athletes foot thats being treated contagious?

For how long is athletes foot thats being treated contagious?

Athletes foot: The fungus that causes athletes foot is always going to be there. It is ubiquitous. It is contagious to other parts of your skin on the body and to others during treatment. It is in the flooring, shower, carpet, shoe gear etc. The best bet is to clear it from your skin and hope that your immune system helps to stave it off. If you notice it returning, treat it immediately. ...Read more

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Could there be a home remedy for athletes foot?

Yes: There are many home remedies for tinea pedis such as vinegar soaks, but why not get one of the many otc creams available, theyaare cost effective and work better. ...Read more

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How do I treat my athletes foot?

How do I treat my athletes foot?

Fungus Among Us: Athlete's foot is a fungal infection of the skin. It is important to keep your feet (and shoes) clean and dry, since fungus loves to grow in warm, dark, moist places. For mild cases, OTC antifungal creams typically work well. For more severe cases, see your doctor. ...Read more

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How can I treat my athletes foot?

How can I treat my athletes foot?

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

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What are good home remediesfor athletes foot?

What are good home remediesfor athletes foot?

Disinfect shoes: Spray some lysol or other disinfectant in shoes after you wear them and let them dry out. Avoid wearing them 2 days in a row. Pull out any inserts in the shoes and allow them to dry out as well. We sometimes will focus on treating the infection on the foot but forget that we need to avoid re-infecting our foot in the shoes that we wear. ...Read more

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Can you spread athletes foot to your face? How should you treat?

Can you spread athletes foot to your face? How should you treat?

Unusual: Athletes foot can be spread from person to person, however it is unusual to get it on the face. Good hygiene, washing well with soap and water, keeping feet clean and dry, using foot powder, anti-fungal oil or medication and keeping socks and shoes clean and dry will all help! Check with your Podiatrist for proper diagnosis and treatments! ...Read more

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What is a home remedy for athletes foot?

What is a home remedy for athletes foot?

Several: Soak feet in dilute tea solution. Soak in a very dilute bleach solution. Go to the pharmacy and buy some antifungal cream. ...Read more

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Is there a home treatment for athletes foot?

Is there a home treatment for athletes foot?

Treat and prevent: Athlete's foot is a fungal infection. In addition to using over the counter treatments like creams and sprays, you want to make sure you create an environment that fungus will not want to come back to. This includes keeping your feet dry and disinfecting your shoes. Also, keep in mind, fungus is everywhere. Any disruption in the skin can attract the fungus - avoid too dry skin too. ...Read more

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