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I have athletes foot and I soaked my foot in vinegar but now my foot is swollen. Why?

I have athletes foot and I soaked my foot in vinegar but now my foot is swollen. Why?

Acid: Vinegar is an acid. You probable have a inflammatory reaction. By the way vinegar will not cure athletes foot. ...Read more

Dr. Jordan Steinberg
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Cures for athletes foot.

Cures for athletes foot.

Depends: The type of treatment rendered for athelete's foot (foot fungus) depends on the severity and the type of foot fungus it is. There are several types ranging from topical to oral medication. One important thing to remember is no matter what medication is used, it is important to address the environment that the foot is in and avoid re-infection. Don't forget to disinfect socks as well as shoes! ...Read more

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How to cure athletes foot?

How to cure athletes foot?

Many ways: Good hygeine and topical antifungal medication.
There are many topical preparations that you can by at a drug store. ...Read more

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How to cure athletes foot?

How to cure athletes foot?

Athlete's foot: Prevention is better than treatment. In public baths, use slippers to walk around and make sure to wash your feet very well. Do not wear somebody else's socks or tocuh somebody's toes/feet with the disease. There are many otc antifungals that are quite effective. ...Read more

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How to remove athletes foot?

How to remove athletes foot?

Antifungal: Creams such as Lamisil (terbinafine) or lotrisone will help if u apply as directed on the directions ...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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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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How do I treat my athletes foot?

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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What does athletes foot look like?

What does athletes foot look like?

Rash: A peeling itchy rash on the feet, between the toes and arch of the foot. ...Read more

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Please help! I have athletes foot?

Please help! I have athletes foot?

Uncomplicated: Athletes foot is easily treated with topical over the counter anti fungal cream or powder and good foot hygiene ...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 are the symptoms of athletes foot?

What are the symptoms of athletes foot?

Sometimes none: Other times skin scaling, can have itchyness, sometimes burning sensations. ...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 long does athletes foot usually last?

ATHLETE'S FOOT: Athlete's foot can last a lifetime if you don't treat it. If you are sure you have it, then over-the-counter creams and lotions like lotrimin (clotrimazole) and Monistat can keep it under control or even cure it. There are also oral prescription medications that can cure it if, indeed, it is really athlete's foot. It may take weeks or months depending how long you have had it. ...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

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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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How do you know if you have athletes foot?

How do you know if you have athletes foot?

Inflammed skin: Scaliness, redness, itching and burning in the skin of the foot are common signs of fungal infection. Try an otc antifungal medication as directed on the label. If it does not improve or worsen see a doctor. It might be a bacterial infection, eczema or other issue that requires a different approach. ...Read more

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Is medication what is best for athletes foot?

Is medication what is best for athletes foot?

Partly: Topical medications such as Lamisil (terbinafine) are helpful in treating athletes foot. This should be performed in combination with good foot hygiene. If topical medications don't work, oral medications can be used. ...Read more

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What are good home remediesfor athletes foot?

What are good home remediesfor athletes foot?

Disinfect shoes: Spray some lysol or other disinfectant in shoes after you wear them and let them dry out. Avoid wearing them 2 days in a row. Pull out any inserts in the shoes and allow them to dry out as well. We sometimes will focus on treating the infection on the foot but forget that we need to avoid re-infecting our foot in the shoes that we wear. ...Read more

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Will expired athletes foot powder still work?

Will expired athletes foot powder still work?

Maybe: But it's never a good idea to use expired medication. Some medication weakens over time, but others become more concentrated, and with medicine, more is not always better. Athlete's foot power is not expensive. Be safe and get a new one. ...Read more

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What are some home remedies for athletes foot?

What are some home remedies for athletes foot?

Not needed: There are many over the counter anti- fungus medications the you can use. ...Read more