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I have athletes foot and I soaked my foot in vinegar but now my foot is swollen. Why?

I have athletes foot and I soaked my foot in vinegar but now my foot is swollen. Why?

Acid: Vinegar is an acid. You probable have a inflammatory reaction. By the way vinegar will not cure athletes foot. ...Read more

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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I want to know what should I do now to kill any risk of contracting athletes foot?

I want to know what should I do now to kill any risk of contracting athletes foot?

Antifungals: Don't walk barefoot at an exercise facility. Use flip flops or shower shoes if showering at a gym or when staying at a hotel. You can spray your shoes with an anti fungal and your shower with bleach and water. ...Read more

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Could hydrogen peroxide kill athletes foot?

Could hydrogen peroxide kill athletes foot?

Fungus: Anti-fungal medicine would work the best. Typically athletes foot loves a dark moist area like your enclosed shoe gear. Keeping your feet dry by changing socks, cotton socks and even using antiperspirant sprays between toes and bottom will help! ...Read more

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What kind of cleaning products kill jock itch and athletes foot that arises from doing martial arts and going to the gym?

What kind of cleaning products kill jock itch and athletes foot that arises from doing martial arts and going to the gym?

Try Lamisil (terbinafine): This won't kill the spores, but it will help you get rid of the jock itch, ringworm, athletes foot and help reduce it's spread in your gym! You can help reduce your risk of getting jock itch and athletes foot by getting out of your sweaty clothes, showering, and getting dry clothes/socks on. ...Read more

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How do you get rid of really bad athletes foot rashes? Does sunlight (lots of it) kill the fungus?

Sunlight has no: Effect. When infected, you must treat it with at least a topical antifungal. Occasionally, an oral antifungal will be used if teh problem is severe enough. See your podiatrist or dermatologist, . ...Read more

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What antifungal (cream, solution or powder) the best for athletes foot? And if its ok. I use all of them to kill 100% the fungus. Thanks

What antifungal (cream, solution or powder) the best for athletes foot? And if its ok. I use all of them to kill 100% the fungus. Thanks

I don't think: One is stronger they just work differently. Try one. You should see improvement in about two weeks. The thing is many people need maintenance therapy or the fungus will grow back. Also, the shoe gear need to be lean and may need "medication" or shoe spray as well. ...Read more

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Hi I don't understand y I cant get rid of athletes foot for good. I use tinactin (tolnaftate) and it seems to kill it off fast then within a month or so it comes back to every toe on each foot. This has happened for the past 8 years?

Hi I don't understand y I cant get rid of athletes foot for good. I use tinactin (tolnaftate) and it seems to kill it off fast then within a month or so it comes back to every toe on each foot. This has happened for the past 8 years?

Athlete's foot: The reason it comes back is because the skin at the bottom of the foot needs to be treated for 40 to 60 days, as that is how long it takes to turn over that skin layer. The other areas don't take as long, but certainly take longer than a couple weeks. Use the cream longer to get better results. If you still have no success, see your podiatrist for prescription medication ...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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How do I treat my athletes foot?

How do I treat my athletes foot?

Fungus Among Us: Athlete's foot is a fungal infection of the skin. It is important to keep your feet (and shoes) clean and dry, since fungus loves to grow in warm, dark, moist places. For mild cases, OTC antifungal creams typically work well. For more severe cases, see your doctor. ...Read more

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How can I treat my athletes foot?

How can I treat my athletes foot?

Various ways: Firstly, since excessive perspiration and moisture is the cause, keeping feet dry is a must. Wear socks that absorb moisture and change often. Let feet air out when possible. Dry thoroughly after bathing. Powder in shoes can also be helpful. Additionally, topical anti-fungal creams, solutions or sprays may be needed. If a prolonged problem, see a podiatrist. ...Read more

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How can I heal athletes foot asap?

How can I heal athletes foot asap?

Various ways: Firstly, since excessive perspiration and moisture is the cause, keeping feet dry is a must. Wear socks that absorb moisture and change often. Let feet air out when possible. Dry thoroughly after bathing. Powder in shoes can also be helpful. Additionally, topical anti-fungal creams, solutions or sprays may be needed. If a prolonged problem, see a podiatrist. ...Read more

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How to remove really bad athletes foot?

How to remove really bad athletes foot?

Athlete Foot: Usually a topical antifungal is given. Sometimes an oral medication is needed or steroid. ...Read more

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Why does my athletes foot itch so much?

Why does my athletes foot itch so much?

Nerves affected: Athletes foot is mainly caused by fungus that affects the sensory nerves on the bottom of the feet. These nerves a stimulated which gives you the need to itch your feet.
Seek a podiatrist for definitive treatment and get rid of that itch! ...Read more

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Could athletes foot ever be stamped out?

Could athletes foot ever be stamped out?

Athlete's foot: Do you mean eradicated from the world or removed from you? From you - yes with antifungal medication. From the world? Not so much. ...Read more

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How to know if I'm getting athletes foot?

How to know if I'm getting athletes foot?

Athlete's foot: See your podiatrist, of course! Good luck. ...Read more

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How do you know if you have athletes foot?

How do you know if you have athletes foot?

Inflammed skin: Scaliness, redness, itching and burning in the skin of the foot are common signs of fungal infection. Try an otc antifungal medication as directed on the label. If it does not improve or worsen see a doctor. It might be a bacterial infection, eczema or other issue that requires a different approach. ...Read more

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Is medication what is best for athletes foot?

Is medication what is best for athletes foot?

Partly: Topical medications such as Lamisil (terbinafine) are helpful in treating athletes foot. This should be performed in combination with good foot hygiene. If topical medications don't work, oral medications can be used. ...Read more

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What are good home remediesfor athletes foot?

What are good home remediesfor athletes foot?

Disinfect shoes: Spray some lysol or other disinfectant in shoes after you wear them and let them dry out. Avoid wearing them 2 days in a row. Pull out any inserts in the shoes and allow them to dry out as well. We sometimes will focus on treating the infection on the foot but forget that we need to avoid re-infecting our foot in the shoes that we wear. ...Read more

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How does athletes foot spread person to person?

How does athletes foot spread person to person?

Contact: Athletes foot is a fungus. It spreads by contact. Usually with a contaminated surface like shoes, damp shower floor, mats, swimming pool, etc. Best way to avoid spread is to treat surfaces and don't go barefoot in public areas. ...Read more

Dr. Arnold Beresh
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Athlete's Foot (Definition)

Also known as tinea pedis, this is a fungal infection of the skin of the feet. It is usually seen as red, itchy skin between the toes and ...Read more