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How long would athletes foot last in a shoe that has not been worn? How do you sterilize the shoe?

How long would athletes foot last in a shoe that has not been worn?  How do you sterilize the shoe?

Can last for a while: Fungus can hang around for a while. You reduce the amount by spraying the inside of the shoe with an antifungal spray after you have worn it. This will reduce the amount of fungal load in the shoe. If you sterilize a shoe it will unfortunately be unwearable. ...Read more

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Dr. Jordan Steinberg
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What to do if I have athletes foot and don't want to throw away my shoes and boots?

Several options: There is a UV light apparatus called steri shoe that claims to kill the fungus. You can spray the inside of the shoes with an antifungal and let dry completely before wearing. ...Read more

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How can I get rid of my chronic athletes foot? I always wear socks and wash my shoes regularly, but it seems particularly bad in my work flats

Medication: You have taken the proper steps with good hygeine. You should use a daily antifungal spray or powder, but an oral antifungul for a short period my be the answer. ...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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Have you seen athletes foot on babys less than 1 year? My 9M has redness only between the big toes. He usually wears socks but shoes too sometimes.

Have you seen athletes foot on babys less than 1 year? My 9M has redness only between the big toes. He usually wears socks but shoes too sometimes.

Might be: Could be. Usually this is inside the smallest toe. Could be fungus or something else. No harm in application of AZOL:E cream----- miconazole, clotrimazole, ketoconaziole. Ventillate feet: barefoot in home, no sox in bed. ...Read more

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Can I do pe with athletes foot?

Can I do pe with athletes foot?

Athletes foot: Yes as long as not very painful and you are not having contact sports where the area can touch other children ...Read more

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Can athletes foot go away on its own?

Can athletes foot go away on its own?

Rarely.: Athletes foot is a fungal infection of the skin of the feet. It is very common and often becomes chronic spreading to the toenails. If 2 weeks of over the counter remedies are not working, see a podiatrist. Keep feet clean and dry, especially between toes. ...Read more

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What is a good way to cure athletes foot?

What is a good way to cure athletes foot?

Topical Antifungal: Athlete's foot responds well to topical treatment, many of which can be procured over the counter. It is important that you apply the medication twice daily to clean and dry feet. Because you mention between the toe, apply a thin sparingly layer to these areas and allow them to dry well before putting on socks and shoes. Ask your pharmacist to direct you to the topical athlete's foot creams. ...Read more

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What is a good way to cure athletes foot?

What is a good way to cure athletes foot?

Topical antifungal : Cream...Often the prescription kind is better than the over the counter. Keep feet clean and dry, especially between the toes; avoid wearing the same shoes two days in a row, the shoes may need to be treated as well; socks should be the kind that wicks perspiration, cotton isn't as good. Those are the best general measures, but it is a challenge nevertheless. ...Read more

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Dr. Arnold Beresh
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Athlete's Foot (Definition)

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