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Vesicular Athlete's Foot Treatment
Treat and prevent: Athlete's foot is a fungal infection. In addition to using over the counter treatments like creams and sprays, you want to make sure you create an environment that fungus will not want to come back to. This includes keeping your feet dry and disinfecting your shoes. Also, keep in mind, fungus is everywhere. Any disruption in the skin can attract the fungus - avoid too dry skin too. ...Read more
Anti-fungal: Athlete's foot is caused by a fungus, so you need to pick from the many over-the-counter antifungal preparations out there. There are sprays, powders, creams - pick the type best suited to your preferences. Then be patient. Fungal infections are slow to cure - symptoms will get better, but complete cure takes weeks. If nails involved, you need to see doc or podiatrist for further treatment. ...Read more
See below: Itching, open sores, odor.Get a more detailed answer ›
10 days: Otc generic antifungals are very good. Ventilate feet. Do not wear sox to bed. See a dermatologist if persists. ...Read more
2 weeks not unusual: 2 weeks is a short time. Make sure you are seeing some improvement or you may need to change medication. ...Read more
Form of Dry Skin: My colleagues answers are correct, except that 4 y/o kids rarely have athlete's foot or fungal infections of feet due their inherant skin chemistry. Usually it is a dry skin varient with breakdown of skin. Drying the feet, frequent application of moisturizer and cortisone cream almost always clear this condition. ...Read more
I have athletes foot. Have been using terbinafine for about a week. I saw a lamasil once only treatment is that ok to do once or use terbinafine? Thnx
The skin on the bottom of my 9 yr old sons big toe just bubbled up and pealed off. Would that be athletes foot? He plays hockey. What treatment 4 him?
Very possibly: Keep the area dry and use an over the counter antifungal. Also disinfect the skates with some spray and use an antifungal powder. If no improvement see your podiatrist or pediatrician. ...Read more
Can applying loprox, (ciclopirox) micronazole or lotrimen on athletes foot make it go away and on nails after laser treatment make it go away for good?
Yes and no: To resolve a athlete's foot infection an anti-fungal cream should be use for a full month. Some patients are prone to reinfections and may use these products once a week preventatively. Doctors that use lasers to treat fungus of the nails often will suggest also using a topical product but I have not seen literature to prove that a combination improves the outcome. ...Read more
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
Healing time: In most cases assuming you are on the correct medication most but not all heal in 2-4 weeks. ...Read more
Clortrimazole: Most are effective.Get a more detailed answer ›
For a natural remedy...What amts and how long use castor oil /tea tree oil for treatmt of nail fungus/athletes foot? How do they need diluted, if any
Natural is GREAT when it works.
I have found that it is a hit and miss proposition.
You can follow the label on the bottle of tea tree oil or see your podiatrist for a diagnosis and prescription.
nail fungus is VERY hard to kill. I would treat both the nails and the athletes foot infection at the same time and get it done as quickly as possible.
Good luck. ...Read more
I have althletes foot using prescription nysatin and OTC miczonale nitrate powder spray is there any harm in using both treatments is it ok?
Athlete's foot: Using one or the other is the best solution. Both should work, but skin turnover or replacement of the skin is key here. We get a new layer of skin on the bottom of our feet every 40 to 60 days. So, stick with your regimen and if you think results are poor see your podiatrist for another agent as sometimes that is needed. Good luck. ...Read more
Topical Antifungal: Athlete's foot responds well to topical treatment, many of which can be procured over the counter. It is important that you apply the medication twice daily to clean and dry feet. Because you mention between the toe, apply a thin sparingly layer to these areas and allow them to dry well before putting on socks and shoes. Ask your pharmacist to direct you to the topical athlete's foot creams. ...Read more
Topical antifungal: Cream...Often the prescription kind is better than the over the counter. Keep feet clean and dry, especially between the toes; avoid wearing the same shoes two days in a row, the shoes may need to be treated as well; socks should be the kind that wicks perspiration, cotton isn't as good. Those are the best general measures, but it is a challenge nevertheless. ...Read more
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
Athelete's Foot: Usually over the counter anti-fungal lotion will do the job. Prevention can include maintaining dry feet with powder and not staying in wet humid shoes. ...Read more
Many things: What have you already tried? Over the counter creams, powders, lotions, sprays? Are you keeping your feet as dry as possible? If OTC meds aren't working you may need a prescription cream or oral antifungal medication from your doctor. Don't wear the same pair of shoes every day, wear a new pair of socks every day, wash towels and socks in hot water to avoid reinfection, don't walk barefoot in public. ...Read more
Athletes foot: Their is no permanent cure for athletes foot, however with my patients I use a topical antifungal cream, dispense a steri shoe (uv sterilzer) for all shoe gear. And if it involves a serious case then include an oral anti fungal. ...Read more
Variable: It depends on how long you have had it, how bad it is, how you are treating it. ...Read more