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Doctor insights on: Vesicular Athlete's Foot

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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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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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Is chronic athlete's foot (tinea pedis) treatable?

Is chronic athlete's foot (tinea pedis) treatable?

Tinea pedis: Sure tine pedis is curable. I would try a topical anti fungal such as Ertaczo once a day. If it does not get better in 1 month then you might have to start oral medication with topical. ...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 is athletes foot tinea pedis doing to the feet that makes or causes itching?

What is athletes foot tinea pedis doing to the feet that makes or causes itching?

Good question.: Athletes foot is caused by a fungal infection. The fungus is likely causing skin irritation in some manner. A mosquito bites and causes an inflammatory response. I am not sure if the fungus actually nibbles at you as they are microscopic and we don't see them, but i assume they are irritating the skin in some capacity. ...Read more

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Is fungus athlete's foot?

Is fungus athlete's foot?

Athlete's = fungus.: Athlete's foot is caused by tinea pedis, a fungus that causes foot itch. This can cause scaliness to red inflammation of the area involved. Other tests, like KOH prep show the fungus in the form of hyphae. ...Read more

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What is a strong athlete's foot cream?

What is a strong athlete's foot cream?

Lamisil (terbinafine) AT: It is available over the counter and reasonable affordable, and works within 2 weeks for most people. I have recommended this for years as a good starting medication. Sometimes other, prescribed medications are necessary though. Good luck! ...Read more

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What is a strong athlete's foot cream?

Depends: You want one that works...and if it clears the infection, it's strong enough. It could be over the counter or prescription. It depends on the extent and the type of fungal infection ...Read more

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Is this athlete's foot or just sweaty feet?

Is this athlete's foot or just sweaty feet?

Need more info.: Athlete's foot tends to itch, and look scaly and/or reddened/inflamed. The areas between the toes are prime sites for athlete's foot. If you are in a gym, you can get athlete's foot, especially if you don't wash and change your socks every day. ...Read more

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Athlete's foot on r foot between 2 toes (gone), and now athlete's foot on L foot between 2 toes. Does this mean diabetes?

Athlete's foot on r foot between 2 toes (gone), and now athlete's foot on L foot between 2 toes. Does this mean diabetes?

Not Quite.: Having an athletes foot infection does constitute a diagnosis of diabetes. To remove all doubt, consult with a family physician for clarification. ...Read more

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How are athlete’s foot and ringworm related?

How are athlete’s foot and ringworm related?

Same thing: Both are terms for a fungus infection of the skin. Different terms refer to different locations in the body... ...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 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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Is it possible to get athlete's foot from jock itch?

Fungal ID reactions: Yes it is possible. Many individuals can colonize fungal organisms and have these on their scalp, armpits, groin, feet, toenails and between toes. Topical over the counter agents like Lamisil (terbinafine) must be used for 4-6 weeks for skin infections as the tv suggest cured in one week rule absolutely will not work for chronic fungal cases. Oral agents have to be used for chronic cases or for toenail fungu. ...Read more

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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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What is the relationship between tinea pedis and plantar dyshidrosis?

What is the relationship between tinea pedis and plantar dyshidrosis?

Tinea pedis: Indirect: there is no relation except if the dyshidrosis it itchy and you scratch and cause breaks in the skin then fungus can penetrate better. Also if there is any moisture from the dyshidrotic vesicles, the moisture could promote the growth of the fungus. Also if strong topical steroids were used to treat the dyshidrotic eczema they could impair the host's resistance to a fungal infection. ...Read more

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Are ringworms, athlete's foot, or jock itch kinds of tinea infection?

Are ringworms, athlete's foot, or jock itch kinds of tinea infection?

Yes: All fungal infections and treatments are mostly the same. See a dermatologist or your medical doctor. If it is severe, then pills may be needed. ...Read more

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