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I heard Vicks vapo rub is effective for treating athlete’s foot. Do you agree?

I heard Vicks vapo rub is effective for treating athlete’s foot. Do you agree?

I disagree: Athletes foot is a usually cause by a fungus and needs to be treated with over the counter anti fungal agents and sometimes a topical steroid. If athletes foot is persistent and not resolving seek medical attention by a podiatrist. ...Read more

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Dr. Jordan Steinberg
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Athlete (Definition)

Ath·lete n. A person possessing the natural or acquired traits, such as strength, agility, and endurance, that are necessary for physical exercise or sports, especially those ...Read more


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Are antibiotics effective for treating athletes foot? Because one doctor has ask me to start taking septrin? For foots soars

Are antibiotics effective for treating athletes foot? Because one doctor has ask me to start taking septrin? For foots soars

Athletes foot : Is a fungus. Antibiotics kill bacteria. Having said that, sometimes mixed infections are present. The question should be directed to your doctor who likely will be happy to give you an explanation of what they were thinking. ...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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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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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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Persistant athletes foot! please please help me!?

Persistant athletes foot! please please help me!?

Have it evaluated.: Redness, inflammation, scaling, blistering, and having an itch sensation are signs of a possible fungal infection. Other things however could cause similar symptoms. Have it evaluated to get the appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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What are the best ointments for treating athletes foot?

What are the best ointments for treating athletes foot?

Consider a powder: for athletes foot to help reduce moisture and improve comfort. Powders, sprays, creams and ointments that contain antifungal medication are appropriate. ...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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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?

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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What causes athletes foot and thickecking toenails?

What causes athletes foot and thickecking toenails?

Athlete's foot is: A fungal infection of the skin. Thickened nails are often fungal, but it can also happen from an injury or repeated microtrauma to the nails. ...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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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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