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Had athletes foot. Now my body is feeling itchy, can foot fungus cause that?

Had athletes foot. Now my body is feeling itchy, can foot fungus cause that?

Doubtful: Foot fungus uncommonly spreads to the rest of the body. One must consider other causes of your itching if persistent, especially if no rash is present. ...Read more

Dr. Jordan Steinberg
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Ath·lete n. A person possessing the natural or acquired traits, such as strength, agility, and endurance, that are necessary for physical exercise or sports, especially those ...Read more


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Are itchy bumps on my heel athletes foot?

Are itchy bumps on my heel athletes foot?

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

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Recently, my boyfriend's feet have become very itchy and have started to get little sores. He is in construction and wears workboots all day long. Could he be suffering from athletes foot?

Recently, my boyfriend's feet have become very itchy and have started to get little sores. He is in construction and wears workboots all day long. Could he be suffering from athletes foot?

To start with...: It may be athlete's foot. 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

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How do you distinguish athletes foot from ringworm? What's the best way to relieve dry, itchy feet?

How do you distinguish athletes foot from ringworm? What's the best way to relieve dry, itchy feet?

Same: Athletes foot is a type of ringworm on the feet. As opposed to the scalp, groin, r somewhere else. Topical antifungals creams such as lamisil, (terbinafine) micatin, or undecalynic acid will treat athletes foot- dry scales. ...Read more

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Can you have athletes foot & planters wart at the same time on the same foot? Insanely itchy. What do I do

Can you have athletes foot & planters wart at the same time on the same foot? Insanely itchy. What do I do

Yes: These are separate germs that can attack separately or at the same time. They involve different parts of the skin. Cool compresses can calm the itching. There are several OTC sprays or lotions for the fungus but the plantar's wart will need some help. A podiatrist or dermatologist would be a good source for care & could fix both issues. ...Read more

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My right foot, at the back just above the sole. Where there are folds is dry flakey and extremely itchy! And red. What could it be? Athletes foot? Thx

My right foot, at the back just above the sole. Where there are folds is dry flakey and extremely itchy! And red. What could it be? Athletes foot? Thx

Itchy skin: Athlete's foot can present as itchy, flaky, red skin, but also there are other skin conditions that can look like that. See a podiatrist so you can be evaluated and receive treatment. ...Read more

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Suffering from itchiness, started with some athletes foot, but recently more in my upper body-scalp, under my breasts and my back?

Suffering from itchiness, started with some athletes foot, but recently more in my upper body-scalp, under my breasts and my back?

It is a fungal infe-: -tion, & they can spread 2 any moist area by spreading it by Ur hands. There R OTC treatments, Tinactin (tolnaftate) & Cruex (sp). Use in all areas until completely cleared. ...Read more

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Sometimes the bottom of my feet feel very itchy. I don't think I have athletes foot. Change my socks regularly and don't use perfume soaps on feet.?

Sometimes the bottom of my feet feel very itchy. I don't think I have athletes foot. Change my socks regularly and don't use perfume soaps on feet.?

Dermatitis: This is likely some form of contact dermatitis. It tends to be aggravated by heat and dryness.
I may suggest good moisturizing.
If the skin peels, burns and is red a lot it could be fungal too.
Have it evaluated if symptoms continue.. ...Read more

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Itchy blood blister on inside of toe. Athletes foot?

Itchy blood blister on inside of toe. Athletes foot?

Athletes foot: Typically does not cause a blood blister. It could cause a blister with clear fluid in it. It might be simply a blood blister from friction. ...Read more

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Dry soles of feet not itchy, red and swollen, I feel they always look a bit swollen? Why? Have used athletes foot. Still feel puffy hard. Flat feet

Dry soles of feet not itchy, red and swollen, I feel they always look a bit swollen? Why? Have used athletes foot. Still feel puffy hard. Flat feet

I think you are on: The right track thinking that this could be Athlete's Foot. Making sure, probably by seeing a Podiatrist or Foot Specialist, might be your best first step. I can't tell from your question if your soles are also red and swollen or NOT red and swollen. If yes, a rare condition called erythromelalgia might be considered. Consider a Dermatology consult, too. Good wishes:) ...Read more

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Difference between eczema and athletes foot? Between 2 of my toes is itchy and scaly skin, I've itched so much the skin is raw and bleeding a little

Difference between eczema and athletes foot? Between 2 of my toes is itchy and scaly skin, I've itched so much the skin is raw and bleeding a little

Itching: Can be a symptom in both athletes feet and eczema. Most Podiatrists can tell the difference on first glance, however if there is a question about it a skin biopsy can be taken. Most important is to get an accurate diagnosis or the proper treatment to prevent spreading and to prevent infection. ...Read more

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Itchy, clear, large lump developed on the side of my big toe. I popped it and clear liquid drained. More showed and idk if it's athletes foot or warts?

Itchy, clear, large lump developed on the side of my big toe. I popped it and clear liquid drained. More showed and idk if it's athletes foot or warts?

Itchy bump: With clear liquid can be due to skin fungus infection or athlete's foot. To be sure it is not skin inflammation or infection, you should see a podiatrist. ...Read more

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Have horrid burning itchy feet at night. No gout, no neuropathy, no athletes foot. Right foot is worse. Tried epsom, lamisil, (terbinafine) no relief. Dr to see?

Have horrid burning itchy feet at night. No gout, no neuropathy, no athletes foot. Right foot is worse. Tried epsom, lamisil, (terbinafine) no relief. Dr to see?

I'm partial: To podiatry. I vote for podiatrist. I would love to find out what finally helps you or what your diagnosis ends up being if there is a way for you to keep us informed. Good luck. ...Read more

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I thought I had athletes foot. Red itchy flaking toe. My skin under my nail bed was very itchy. I looked down and it had popped?? how do I treat this?

I thought I had athletes foot. Red itchy flaking toe. My skin under my nail bed was very itchy. I looked down and it had popped?? how do I treat this?

See Your Doctor Now: The cause of your symptoms must first be determined before considering what treatment. There are several possibilities. Athlete's Foot can cause the findings observed as well as non-fungal infections, allergic reactions, systemic illnesses, and more. Be aware that diagnosis of skin conditions is challenging without visual inspection. See your doctor now for correct diagnosis and prompt treatment. ...Read more

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Extremely dry, scaly feet. Saw dr., they didn't seem to think it was athletes foot. No cracking or peeling between toes just on tops of feet. Small clear fluid filled bumps. Extremely itchy. Pain associated with itching. Tried applying aquaphor nightly an

Extremely dry, scaly feet. Saw dr., they didn't seem to think it was athletes foot. No cracking or peeling between toes just on tops of feet. Small clear fluid filled bumps. Extremely itchy. Pain associated with itching. Tried applying aquaphor nightly an

There must be more: So the Dr saw you with severe, itchy dermatitis on top of your feet and did not see features of fungus. What, then, was the diagnosis? Allergic contact? And the treatment was Aquaphor????? Sounds like you need a potent prescription ointment, maybe a short course of prednisone [20mg alternate days for 3 doses]. ...Read more

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Unprotected sex 10 months ago. Dry cough dry itchy skin. Red bumps on thighs. White tongue. Cuts won't heal. Athletes foot. Nail changes Oral hiv neg?

Unprotected sex 10 months ago. Dry cough dry itchy skin. Red bumps on thighs. White tongue. Cuts won't heal. Athletes foot. Nail changes Oral hiv neg?

HIV: Sounds like you're having some pretty common health annoyances & are worried they're due to HIV. First, the chance of of getting HIV from 1 encounter is very low (1 in 1250 exposures for vaginal penetration). The oral HIV tests are pretty accurate (about 92%) but to be extra sure and give you peace of mind, call your gyn or PCP to get a blood test. It's quick and confidential. Good luck! ...Read more

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I have a very itchy rash on my wrist and hands. My foot is red and a little swollen as well. I went to the hospital and they told me I have athletes foot and a minor foot infection. After taking the antibiotics that they gave me that's when my wrist, ha

I have a very itchy rash on my wrist and hands. My foot is red and a little swollen as well. I went to the hospital and they told me I have athletes foot and a minor foot infection. After taking the antibiotics that they gave me that's when my wrist, ha

Unlikely: Athlete's foot does not usually get swollen although you may have scaly and itchy skin from it. It is hard to tell what the exact problem is but if the antibiotic eliminates the swelling within a few days, then the swollen feet is likely from an infection. If not, you will need to keep on looking for the answer. See derm if necessary. ...Read more

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How can I cure athletes foot?

How can I cure athletes foot?

Many ways: There are many over the counter preperations that can be used for athletes foot. Make sure you amintain good hygeine. ...Read more

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How can you get athletes foot?

How can you get athletes foot?

Contact: Athlete's feet is a fungal infection that comes from contact with a surface that has fungus on it. Usually a damp, porous surface like gym floor, pool deck, shower floor and even other people's shoes! ...Read more

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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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How can I heal athletes foot asap?

How can I heal athletes foot asap?

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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How to remove really bad athletes foot?

How to remove really bad athletes foot?

Athlete Foot: Usually a topical antifungal is given. Sometimes an oral medication is needed or steroid. ...Read more

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Why does my athletes foot itch so much?

Why does my athletes foot itch so much?

Nerves affected: Athletes foot is mainly caused by fungus that affects the sensory nerves on the bottom of the feet. These nerves a stimulated which gives you the need to itch your feet.
Seek a podiatrist for definitive treatment and get rid of that itch! ...Read more

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Could athletes foot ever be stamped out?

Could athletes foot ever be stamped out?

Athlete's foot: Do you mean eradicated from the world or removed from you? From you - yes with antifungal medication. From the world? Not so much. ...Read more

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How to know if I'm getting athletes foot?

How to know if I'm getting athletes foot?

Athlete's foot: See your podiatrist, of course! Good luck. ...Read more

Dr. Arnold Beresh
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Athlete's Foot (Definition)

Also known as tinea pedis, this is a fungal infection of the skin of the feet. It is usually seen as red, itchy skin between the toes and ...Read more