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Is tinactin (tolnaftate) effective in treating athletes foot that has spread to the hands?

Is tinactin (tolnaftate) effective in treating athletes foot that has spread to the hands?

Athlete's foot: If it is in fact fungal in origin the answer is yes. However, most often we see what is called an "id" reaction in the hands when athlete's foot is present. This is short for idiosyncratic and is generally not fungal in origin. ...Read more

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Dr. Jordan Steinberg
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Does the athlete's foot fungus infect the mouth?

Does the athlete's foot fungus infect the mouth?

Generally no: Athlete's foot is caused by a fungus that doctors call “tinea". It can occur on the body, where it's ringworm, because it often causes a ring-shaped, red, itchy rash on the skin. Some people, especially children, may get it on their scalp. An infection near the mouth is possible, but an infection inside the mouth would be very rare. A common mouth fungus would be thrush (a yeast called candida). ...Read more

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What kind of cleaning products kill athlete's foot fungus in the gym?

What kind of cleaning products kill athlete's foot fungus in the gym?

Standard likely.: Anything with bleach in it should kill athlete's foot fungus. The problem is that people who have it do not always treat it, and they can pass it on to others. People should wash and dry thoroughly, and change socks/clothes dailty. ...Read more

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How long can the athlete's foot fungus live outside of the body?

How long can the athlete's foot fungus live outside of the body?

Forever: Fungus is in the environment and survives indefinitely. However, if you are concerned about your shoes or shower, as long as you take precaution and use anti-fungal creams and spray you can prevent re/infection. Remember fungus like dark, moist areas. ...Read more

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Strassburg sock - gastroc contracture. Keeps foot out of equinus, but stretch felt in mid foot & not ankle/calf. Have CS in medial foot. Keep wearing?

Strassburg sock - gastroc contracture. Keeps foot out of equinus, but stretch felt in mid foot & not ankle/calf. Have CS in medial foot. Keep wearing?

Equinus: Try wearing a night splint that contours to the back of your leg. Stretching exercises, such as a heel drop of a step or a runner's stretch ie. lean into a wall with your arms extended and one leg back. Lean forward to stretch the calf. Hold all exercises 30 seconds, do 2 sets, 3 times per day. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Are there custom made to order prescription compression socks? Foot area too short, heel zone is in middle of foot, not at the heel where it should be.

Are there custom made to order prescription compression socks? Foot area too short, heel zone is in middle of foot, not at the heel where it should be.

Yes: actually quite an industry on them. They vary from ones that you can buy at a medical goods store that are merely different sizes (and maybe slightly different shapes), to wrapping at a physical therapy place. The physical therapist would be able to know about other modalities, BUT this is for swelling / edema. Shoe inserts are from a PODIATRIST. ...Read more

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How do you treat athlete's foot if two jocks in the house?

How do you treat athlete's foot if two jocks in the house?

Athlete's foot : Treatment would be the same whether there are 2 or 20. Keep surfaces disinfected, change socks and shoes 1-2 times a day. Use a powder to keep the skin drier and an antifungal cream to get rid of the infection. ...Read more

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One get rid of the athlete's foot fungus on a carpet?

One get rid of the athlete's foot fungus on a carpet?

Difficult: Rugs can harbour the fungus. Try spraying with lysol and then using a dry carpet cleaning process so that you don't add moisture to the carpet. ...Read more

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What kind of product kills athletes foot in the shower?

What kind of product kills athletes foot in the shower?

Lysol: Athletes foot is caused by a fungus and is easy to kill from surfaces. Lysol, dilute bleach, letting shower thoroughly dry for a few hours. The bathmat mat in front of the shower should be washed also. ...Read more

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Is a pronated foot and flat foot the same thing?

Is a pronated foot and flat foot the same thing?

Pretty much...: We start out treating it with sympotmatically, mainly with a type of arch supports. These can be custom made orthotics, made specifically for your individual feet, by seeing a podiatrist. For otc supports, i really like spenco medical products. Try the polysorb cross-trainer, walker-runner or total support styles to get more support in your shoes. ...Read more

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What are symptoms of athlete's foot and foot fungus?

What are symptoms of athlete's foot and foot fungus?

Athletes foot: The symptoms are athletes foot include scaly skin with redness and pruritus which means itchiness. Also foot fungus can cause it an odor. ...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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Taking terbinafine for 4wks. Only have athlete's foot on left foot & those nails are rough. Will this med clear up fungus & athlete's foot?

Taking terbinafine for 4wks. Only have athlete's foot on left foot & those nails are rough. Will this med clear up fungus & athlete's foot?

Toe Nail Fungus: Please see my blog post on Toenail Fungus. Dr Rich Blake http://www.drblakeshealingsole.com/2010/04/key-points-in-treating-fungaled.html ...Read more

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Is jock itch the same as athletes foot?

Is jock itch the same as athletes foot?

In a way: The germs may or may not be the same (fungus) but the layer of skin involved is similar in both locations. ...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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Toe nail fungus and athletes foot. How to get rid of both? Did laser and now getting prescription cream. What is source of athletes foot. Perspiration

Toe nail fungus and athletes foot. How to get rid of both? Did laser and now getting prescription cream. What is source of athletes foot. Perspiration

Athletes Foot: Fungus lives in areas that are dark, moist and warm. That is why your feet get the most fungus. Having laser or any other fungal treatment does not guarantee it will not come back if you have contact with another source of fungus. Using an anti-perspirant on the foot as well as avoiding areas of fungus and changing your shoes/socks throughout the day all help to minimize exposure to fungus. ...Read more

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Where can I buy a foot orthoses that maintains the foot in an inverted position?

Where can I buy a foot orthoses that maintains the foot in an inverted position?

Have feet evaluated.: There are different decrees of inversion. You may need custom othoses. Have your feet evaluated by a professional to get the right orthoces for you feet. ...Read more

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Dr. Arnold Beresh
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Athlete's Foot (Definition)

Also known as tinea pedis, this fungal infection causes red, itchy ...Read more