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Can a foot arch fracture aggrivate plantar facsi?

Can a foot arch fracture aggrivate plantar facsi?

Absolutely: The plantar fascia ligament plays an important part of the foot arch structure as do the bones. If you fracture a bone considered part of the arch then it could place more stress on the plantar fascia ligament for support. See a podiatrist for evaluation and treatment if you have this issue. ...Read more

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Will use of ketoconazole leave side effect skin crack - I applied Lamisil (terbinafine) and ketoconazole for tinea pedis 2 weeks. Foot (not toes) skin still cracks?

Will use of ketoconazole leave side effect skin crack
- I applied Lamisil (terbinafine) and ketoconazole for tinea pedis  2 weeks. Foot (not toes) skin still cracks?

See your doctor:: If it's not athlete's foot, a correct diagnosis is key to taking care of the cracked, dry skin on your feet with the appropriate treatment. Cracked, dry skin can be caused by various conditions, such as general dry skin, allergic reactions, eczema, and other forms of dermatitis or even a bacterial infection. ...Read more

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Peeling on back of toes, rough soles. Athletes foot? After washing or rubbing athletes foot in they're a bit sore/sensitive. Think it's athletes foot.

Peeling on back of toes, rough soles. Athletes foot? After washing or rubbing athletes foot in they're a bit sore/sensitive. Think it's athletes foot.

Possibly: Tinea pedis can be associated with peeling and itching but is often in moist places as between your toes. There are over the counter powders and sprays that might help. Make sure you are using cotton socks and you may want to change your sneakers. Let your doctor have a look. ...Read more

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Will clotrimazole cream, 1% treat nail fungus?

Will clotrimazole cream, 1% treat nail fungus?

no: There is no evidence that it can cure the fungus, tolnaftate with special solution and Penlac (ciclopirox) are the preparations effective topically. ...Read more

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Can using hydrocortisone cream help athletes foot?

Can using hydrocortisone cream help athletes foot?

Yes: It will decrease the swelling and itching but you also need to use an antifungal. ...Read more

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Can caladryl lotion cure athletes foot?

Can caladryl lotion cure athletes foot?

No: The lotion can reduce itching and soothe, but it will not cure athlete's foot. Keeping the feet clean and dry is the best prevention, but if advanced, you may require antifungal agents. ...Read more

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I purchased the antifungal nail agent, scholl. Will it workon hand nails or not?

I purchased the antifungal nail agent, scholl. Will it workon hand nails or not?

Most : Topical antifungal agents are not that effective though on a fingernail they likely work better than a toenail. ...Read more

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Can I use triamcinolone acetonide cream on athletes foot?

Can I use triamcinolone acetonide cream on athletes foot?

No: Only antifungals will kill fungal infections. Purchase otc terbinafine, lotrimin or any topical antifungal and apply as directed. You must also purchase a antifungal spray powder such as micatin or tinactin (tolnaftate) and spray your shoes you wear once a week to kill the fungal spores in your shoes to prevent reoccurrence. Triamcinolone is a topical steroid and will not kill the fungal infection. ...Read more

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Desonex or tinactin (tolnaftate) better for foot peeling and itch?

Desonex or tinactin (tolnaftate) better for foot peeling and itch?

Tinactin (tolnaftate): If you have a fungal infection of the skin, my favorite antifungal topically is lamisil (terbinafine). Most topical antifungals will work if used as instructed. Dr l. ...Read more

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Can tinactin (tolnaftate) help relieve sunburn pain?

Can tinactin (tolnaftate) help relieve sunburn pain?

Not specifically: This is an antifungal but not a pain reliever or sunburn reliever. The cream of the tinactin (tolnaftate) might give you some comfort but there are better options. ...Read more

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Can tea tree oil cure foot fungus toe nail fungus?

Tea Tree Fungus: This is commonly used as a natural remedies for toenail fungus but my experience is that it is not very effective in moderate or severe cases. It may be slightly effective if there is only a small amount of fungus present. Keeping the nail trimmed short and filed thin may help at work slightly better. ...Read more

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Can I combine Lamisil (terbinafine) cream and tolnaftate powder for athelete s foot?

Can I combine Lamisil (terbinafine) cream and tolnaftate powder for athelete s foot?

Yes: Using two different medicines for athlete's foot is acceptable. Use one in the am, perhaps the powder to help keep feet dry during the day, and one at night, such as the Lamisil (terbinafine) cream. Faithful use of topical twice daily meds for at least 3 weeks is key to eliminating fungus. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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