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Does desitin (zinc oxide diaper cream) work to treat athletes foot?

Does desitin (zinc oxide diaper cream) work to treat athletes foot?

Desitin (zinc oxide diaper cream) =Zn oxide: Desitin (zinc oxide diaper cream) is used for diaper rash, its ingredient = zinc oxide, is not an antifungal. Since athlete's foot (tinea pedis) is caused by a fungus in the skin of the feet, u get better results if using an antifungal topical-- cream, ointment, powder or spray--. Common otc topical agents are terbinafine (lamisil), azoles: ketocon (nizoral), clotrim (lotrimin), flucon (mycocide) & tolnaftate (tinactin). ...Read more

Diaper Cream (Definition)

A commercial manufacturer may formulate a cream with natural and chemically produced substances and market it as a diaper cream without rigorous fda testing. Many diaper creams have zinc oxide, vitamin a &d, glycerin or petroleum jelly. Often the purpose of the diaper cream is to separate urine and stool from the baby's skin without fostering irritation or ...Read more


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Athletes foot from swimming pool. How fast does desitin (zinc oxide diaper cream) work?

Athletes foot from swimming pool. How fast does desitin (zinc oxide diaper cream) work?

Why desitin (zinc oxide diaper cream)?: There are much better antifungal products to use. Try lotrimin ultra or Lamisil cream. Either should clear it up a lot faster than desitin (zinc oxide diaper cream) (which is mostly zinc oxide). ...Read more

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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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Athletes foot how to treat?

Athletes foot how to treat?

Antifungal: You may benefit with a topical or an oral anti-fungal medication depending on the severity if it indeed is an athletes foot infection. Make sure to dry well between the toes after your shower or bath. ...Read more

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Is athletes foot contagious?

Is athletes foot contagious?

Yes...: These types of fungi have the ability to infect normal tissue, so they can get into the skin without an obvious opening. ...Read more

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Which fungus causes athletes foot?

Which fungus causes athletes foot?

See below: The three most common are trichophyton rubrum, epidermophyton floccosum, and trichophyton mentagrophytes. ...Read more

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Can babies get athletes foot? 0-12m

Can babies get athletes foot? 0-12m

Yes: Atheletes foot is a fungal infection of the skin mostly secondary to feet being humid for long periods of time. It is less common in infants because their feet are usually kept bare or with only socks, but possible. ...Read more

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Which microbe causes athletes foot?

Which microbe causes athletes foot?

There are more: Than one fungus the more common culprits are the dermatophytes. There is trichophytum rubrum and metagraphytes.
These are the 2 main culprits. ...Read more

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What is the cure for athletes foot?

What is the cure for athletes foot?

It could be...: Athlete's foot. The best otc medication (in my opinion) is lotrimin (clotrimazole) ultra. Dilute vinegar soaks are good as well. Dry the inside of your shoes by placing them up-side down over an air return vent at home overnight. If this doesn't make things better in a couple days, see a podiatrist. ...Read more

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Athletes foot keep dry or moisturised?

Antifungal medicine: Is what is needed. Keeping skin dry between the toes is important. Chronic athlete's foot can make the skin appear dry, but moisturizers don't work. ...Read more

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I have an infected athletes foot, help!?

I have an infected athletes foot, help!?

See a Podiatrist: If infected then you will need a prescription for antibiotics. ...Read more

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How serious can infected athletes foot be?

How serious can infected athletes foot be?

Seek treatment: An infected athletes foot can be very dangerous especially if the infection gets into your blood stream, k do not neglect it. See doctor or podiatrist for immediate treatment. ...Read more

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Is there a good cure for bad athletes foot?

Is there a good cure for bad athletes foot?

Tinea: Caled tinier pedis and you can try otc meds but is severe see podiatrist for rx medication. Avoid wearing same shoes everyday, they need to dry out. ...Read more

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What does vesicular athletes foot look like?

What does vesicular athletes foot look like?

Little blisters...: The best otc medication (in my opinion) is lotrimin (clotrimazole) ultra. Socks should be a synthetic material like those manufactured by thorlo [http://www. Thorlo. Com/]. Dilute vinegar soaks are good as well. Dry the inside of your shoes by placing them up-side down over an air return vent at home overnight. If this doesn't make things better in a couple days, see a podiatrist. ...Read more

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What are some ways to prevent athletes foot?

What are some ways to prevent athletes foot?

Couple of things: Start out with good daily hygeine and then use an antifungal spray or cream daily to your feet. ...Read more

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How can u prevent athletes foot from happening?

How can u prevent athletes foot from happening?

Good hygene: Wash feet, wear clean socks, disinfect shoes, use an antiperspirant if needed. Protect feet when using public gyms and water parks. ...Read more

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Can I get/catch athletes foot through your sock?

Can I get/catch athletes foot through your sock?

Yes: If you have a fungus and don't practice good hygiene it's possible. Need to wash socks and never where same pair to days in a row. Try some otc anti fungals like lotromin ultra or see your podiatrist. Fungus likes to grow in dark damp, moist environment. ...Read more

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How can you prevent athletes foot frm happening?

How can you prevent athletes foot frm happening?

Athletes foot: Prevention for my patients involve good hygiene. Many of my patients after going in wet environments, dry their feet well and apply a anti fungal type of cream or lotion. Then many of my patients utilize a steri shoe (uv light) for their shoe gear. A cheaper option is to purchase a anti fungal spray. ...Read more

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How to treat athletes foot? I have it for 7 years.

How to treat athletes foot? I have it for 7 years.

What has been used: To date? If topical antifungals have not worked - your podiatrist, primary care provider or dermatologist can try a prescription medication. Take care. ...Read more

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What can be used for athletes foot for 7 year old?

What can be used for athletes foot for 7 year old?

Lamasil Cream: Lamasil cream is an effective over the counter treatment for athletes feet. Just make sure it is athletes feet and not some other type of skin condition. If you have been treating this with other anti-fungal products and it has not responded then it may not be a fungus at all. If this is the case see your podiatrist. ...Read more

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What are itch relief suggestions for athletes foot?

What are itch relief suggestions for athletes foot?

Antifungals.: Athlete's foot is a fungal infection in the skin of your feet. It can happen between toes and along the soles of your feet. Change your shoes regularly and let them air out. Keep your feet clean, wear cotton socks, dry between your toes after showering, and use an antifungal cream on your feet. Some cases require a prescription, so see your doctor if things don't improve in a few weeks. ...Read more

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Which is the preferred athletes foot cream out there?

Athletes foot cream: The best athletes foot cream is one that is bacteriocidal and bacteriostatic. Kills the fungus and prevents new fungal organisms to form. ...Read more

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What's the fastest remedy for athletes foot on your feet?

What's the fastest remedy for athletes foot on your feet?

Topical meds: Are the standard treatment. If you apply as directed 1-2 times a day, it is plausible to see eradication of the fungus. Keep in mind the inside of your shoe maybe hear boring fungus and you can potentially recontaminate. If you get reoccurrences, might need to treat shoes as well. (not with the antifungal cream.). ...Read more

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I'm curious as to how long is the cure for athletes foot?

I'm curious as to how long is the cure for athletes foot?

Kinda depends: How bad of a case you have it. I would say 2-3 weeks is very reasonable. But, their is definately a recurrence rate. Keep in mind if your shoes are contaminated or things like that it may delay treatment as you may be recontaminating. ...Read more

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Do I have to clean my carpets because of my athletes foot?

Do I have to clean my carpets because of my athletes foot?

No: You may clean your carpets for other reasons, but not because you have or had athletes foot. The athlete foot fungus is in the air and ubiquitous.
For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex. ...Read more

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What's the best way to fight foot fungus or athletes foot?

Foot fungus: The best way to treat a foot fungus is to use it a topical anti-fungal cream. You may need a prescription anti-fungal cream depending on the severity of the fungal infection. ...Read more

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What is the best over-the-counter athletes foot medication?

What is the best over-the-counter athletes foot medication?

Any: They are all equally effective, assuming you use them twice a day. Make sure to dry very well, especially between the toes. Wear cotton socks and put anti-fungal powder in the shoes. ...Read more

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What is the difference between foot fungus and athletes foot?

What is the difference between foot fungus and athletes foot?

Its the same thing: Basically you are describing the same condition. ...Read more

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Athlete's Foot (Definition)

Also known as tinea pedis, this is a fungal infection of the skin of the feet. It is usually seen as red, itchy skin between the toes and ...Read more