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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