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How to get rid of athletes foot?

How to get rid of athletes foot?

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 more

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How do I get rid of athlete's foot?

How do I get rid of athlete's foot?

See below: Topical anti=fungal spray or solution. Wear absorbant socks and let feet air out often. Dry throroughly after bathing. A small amount of powder in shoes may be helpful. ...Read more

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How can I get rid of athlete's foot?

How can I get rid of athlete's foot?

Ddffgghh: If the condition can not be resolved with topical medications one can utilize oral medication and if this is truly a fungal infection it should resolve within a month or 2. It will need to be prescribed by your physician. ...Read more

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How to get rid of athlete's foot forever?

How to get rid of athlete's foot forever?

Impractical: Fungi causing athlete's are ubiquitous and it is possible to get re-infected after eliminating the infection with medication. You may need to repeat treatment and keep your environment as free of fungi as possible. ...Read more

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How do I easily get rid of athlete's foot?

How do I easily get rid of athlete's foot?

Antifungal cream: Apply it twice a day. Examples: tinactin, (tolnaftate) micatin, lotrimin etc....Available over the counter at your pharmacy. ...Read more

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Is it possible to get rid of athlete's foot?

Is it possible to get rid of athlete's foot?

Yes: Keep feet clean and dry. Use antifungal cream for superficial infection. Oral antifungals for deep infections. ...Read more

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What is the way to get rid of athlete's foot?

What is the way to get rid of athlete's foot?

Shoe breathing: Athletes foot is a fungal infection. Humidity, sweating, poorly ventilated feet and shoes are the main cause. Antifungals in combination with eliminating humidity from your shoes are key. Try to alternate pairs of shoes, heat them and vent them after using. Antifungals creams take 2-3 week to kill so keep applying regardless of how they look or feel before 2-3 weeks are over. It will come back... ...Read more

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Does soaking you feet in milton solution every day help get rid of athlete's foot?

Does soaking you feet in milton solution every day help get rid of athlete's foot?

It might, but DON'T: Unless it is very dilute solution, it might be too strong for the skin. There are safer ways to address athlete's foot, including Lamisil (terbinafine) at, use of foot powders to absorb moisture. If these do not work, see a podiatrist for much better options. ...Read more

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Get rid of athletes foot fast?

Get rid of athletes foot fast?

Tinea pedis: lotrimin (clotrimazole) cream plus hydrocortisone 1% applied together three times daily until resolved. Prevention : good drying between toes after bath shower, swimming. Gold bond powder to feet when dried. :) ...Read more

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How can I get rid of athletes foot?

How can I get rid of athletes foot?

Use of: Antifungal creams or powder otc and wearing open toes sandals or flip flops. Avoid moisture ...Read more

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Which is the optimum solution to get rid of athletes foot?

Which is the optimum solution to get rid of athletes foot?

Athletes foot: The best solution to rid of athletes foot and I assuming a severe case. One start with both oral and topical anti fungals. Next purchase a steri shoe for all shoe gear. Next change your socks twice and even three times a day. Foot hygiene is the key. ...Read more

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How can I get rid of athletes foot fast?

How can I get rid of athletes foot fast?

Prescription: Your doctor can give you a prescription for an oral medication that treats the infection from the inside. ...Read more

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Do people ever get rid of athletes foot?

Do people ever get rid of athletes foot?

Yes: It takes treatment and it can be difficult and take time. ...Read more

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How can you get rid of athletes foot in children 3 & 4 yrs?

How can you get rid of athletes foot in children 3 & 4 yrs?

Antifungal creams: Tinea pedis, or athlete's foot, is caused by a fungus (often by t. Rubrum fungus) that can be on locker room floors or other people's footwear. If the fungus is able to take hold on the skin cells and start growing, one will get the athlete's foot rash. Tinea pedis should be treated to relieve symptoms and also to prevent it from spreading to the toenails. Lotrimin (clotrimazole) af cream works for all ages. ...Read more

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Can you name me a super good product to get rid of athletes foot on a guy?

Can you name me a super good product to get rid of athletes foot on a guy?

The thing with: Athlete's foot is fungal spores live 30 days, so you must treat it for at least that long, even if it clears up in a few days. Also, there is a genetic predisposition to some fungi. If you're one of those people, you should be applying a cream daily FOREVER.
Lotrimin, Lamisil and Tinactin (tolnaftate) are my personal favorites (in that order). Use the cream, not the gel or powder or spray, and use a tiny am ...Read more

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How does one get rid of athlete's foot fungus?

How does one get rid of athlete's foot fungus?

Combo of things: First it is important to treat the fungus (lamisil or clotrimazole creams are available over the counter). Second, it is important to make sure you don't re-infect yourself. Fungi thrive in warm, dark, moist environments. Use powders to keep your feet dry. Spray your shoes with anti fungal spray (tinactin (tolnaftate) etc) so that you don't just put your healthy feet in a shoe full of fungus! ...Read more

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Why does it need so long to get rid of athlete's foot fungus?

Fungus is everywhere: Usually fungus infections of the skin will take 7-14 days to resolve wtih a good topical antifungal using it appropriately. If you are not consistent it is hard to get rid of it. Once it does clear you have to continue to use a topical on a regular basis to keep it from returning. If you are suseptible to the fungus, it is likely to return without regular treatment.
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Is there a way to quickly get rid of athletes foot with a home remedy?

Is there a way to quickly get rid of athletes foot with a home remedy?

No quick way: Good hygeine combined with topical medication. But it will take several weeks. ...Read more

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How to get rid of athletes foot? Get it whenever son comes home from college.

How to get rid of athletes foot? Get it whenever son comes home from college.

Athletes fungus: Athletes foot is usually caused by a fungus which can be transmitted from human to human. If your athletes foot returns when your son is at home, perhaps he is the transmitter of the fungus. You will need a topical anti fungal that you can get at a pharmacy. If the over the counter cream doesn't help, then you would see a physician or podiatrist for a prescription medication. ...Read more

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Hi, can I get rid of athletes foot by using a water to bleach ratio of 3:1? Thanks

Hi, can I get rid of athletes foot by using a water to bleach ratio of 3:1? Thanks

Just use otc: Anti fungal cream for 4 weeks. Bleach can be caustic to skin and odor remains, especially when feet perspire. ...Read more

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What is the best way to get rid of athletes foot? Have tried dry and wet spray and it still hasn't gone away after about a month.

What is the best way to get rid of athletes foot? Have tried dry and wet spray and it still hasn't gone away after about a month.

Don't walk: Barefoot in public showers,
keep feet dry,
consider a visit to your doctor/podiatrist if over the counter meds not helping. ...Read more

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How to get rid of athlete's foot? Spray, powder, bleach?

How to get rid of athlete's foot? Spray, powder, bleach?

Powder or cream: Cream works very fast otc ask the pharmacist which he aor she would use. ...Read more

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Can you please tell me which is the top cream or spray to get rid of athletes foot?

Can you please tell me which is the top cream or spray to get rid of athletes foot?

Many: Otc creams available and lotrimin (clotrimazole) is ok. Your podiatrist can write a rx for a better one if the otc meds don't help. ...Read more

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What is the best solution to get rid of athletes foot? Do I have to spray my shoes?

What is the best solution to get rid of athletes foot? Do I have to spray my shoes?

Start with the skin: The skin needs to be treated with a topical antifungal cream. Keep you feet dry with the use of powders, socks which wick perspiration away from the skin. Shoes shouldn't be worn two days in a row and should be allowed to dry out between uses. There are sprays and even a shoe tree that uses uv light to kill fungus. ...Read more

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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

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What can I do to get rid of bad athlete's foot?

Couple of things: I would first try topical creams such as Lamisil (terbinafine) and naftin. Combining this with good foot hygein should be beneficial. If you share a shower with other people, ensure that the shower is properly cleaned and that your feet are dried properly. Fungus thrives in warm moist environments. ...Read more

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How can I get rid of bad athletes foot?

How can I get rid of bad athletes foot?

Meds and hygeine: Wear absorbant socks and change often, let feet air out whenever possible. Dry thoroughly after bathing. A small amount of powder in shoes may also help. Topical anti-fungal sprays and solutions are in order. If problem persists, consult with a podiatrist. ...Read more

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How do you get rid of severe athletes foot?

How do you get rid of severe athletes foot?

Multiple steps: Keeping your feet dry most of the time. (Open shoes)
Topical but often oral anti-fungal agents for months.
Descale your toe nails, ...Read more

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What are some tips for getting rid of stubborn athletes foot?

What are some tips for getting rid of stubborn athletes foot?

Oral Lamasil: You may not have athletes foot. See your dr. I suggest you disinfect your shoes. ...Read more

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