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Rid Athlete 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
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
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
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
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
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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No quick way: Good hygeine combined with topical medication. But it will take several weeks. ...Read more
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
Just use otc: Anti fungal cream for 4 weeks. Bleach can be caustic to skin and odor remains, especially when feet perspire. ...Read more
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.
Barefoot in public showers,
keep feet dry,
consider a visit to your doctor/podiatrist if over the counter meds not helping. ...Read more
Powder or cream: Cream works very fast otc ask the pharmacist which he aor she would use. ...Read more
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
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
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
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
Oral Lamasil: You may not have athletes foot. See your dr. I suggest you disinfect your shoes. ...Read more