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Incurable 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 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
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 an 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 an anti fungal spray. ...Read more
What has been used: To date? If topical antifungals have not worked — your podiatrist, primary care provider or dermatologist can try a prescription medication. Take care. ...Read more
Lamasil Cream: Lamasil cream is an effective over the counter treatment for athletes feet. Just make sure it is athletes feet and not some other type of skin condition. If you have been treating this with other anti-fungal products and it has not responded then it may not be a fungus at all. If this is the case see your podiatrist. ...Read more
Antifungals.: Athlete's foot is a fungal infection in the skin of your feet. It can happen between toes and along the soles of your feet. Change your shoes regularly and let them air out. Keep your feet clean, wear cotton socks, dry between your toes after showering, and use an antifungal cream on your feet. Some cases require a prescription, so see your doctor if things don't improve in a few weeks. ...Read more
Topical meds: Are the standard treatment. If you apply as directed 1-2 times a day, it is plausible to see eradication of the fungus. Keep in mind the inside of your shoe maybe hear boring fungus and you can potentially recontaminate. If you get reoccurrences, might need to treat shoes as well. (not with the antifungal cream.). ...Read more
Kinda depends: How bad of a case you have it. I would say 2-3 weeks is very reasonable. But, there is definately a recurrence rate. Keep in mind if your shoes are contaminated or things like that it may delay treatment as you may be recontaminating. ...Read more
You may clean your carpets for other reasons, but not because you have or had athletes foot. The athlete foot fungus is in the air and ubiquitous.
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