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What are some antibiotic options for athletes foot?

What are some antibiotic options for athletes foot?

Antifungal: Athletes foot is caused by a fungal infection so needs to be treated with a antifungal. Bacterial infections are treated with antibiotics. A topical antifungal cream like Lamisil (terbinafine) or lotrimin should work. Also buy some antifungal spray powder and put it in your shoes once a week to prevent reoccurrence as this is the source of the infection. ...Read more

Dr. Jordan Steinberg
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Does triple antibiotic work on athletes foot?

Does triple antibiotic work on athletes foot?

No!: Need antifungal medication. You can try otc products or rx from podiatrist. ...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 to treat athletes foot? I have it for 7 years.

How to treat athletes foot? I have it for 7 years.

What has been used: To date? If topical antifungals have not worked - your podiatrist, primary care provider or dermatologist can try a prescription medication. Take care. ...Read more

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Any advice on how to treat my 9 year old daughters athletes foot?

Any advice on how to treat my 9 year old daughters athletes foot?

Dry Skin?: Dr beresh is correct, but fungal foot infections in 9 year olds are less common then in older kids. Make sure it is not dry eczematoid skin which responds better to moisturizer and cortisone cream. In both situations, keeping the feet dry helps prevent. ...Read more

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Hi its good to treat warm watet or little hot to athletes foot because im always using cream but nothings change thanks?

Hi its good to treat warm watet or little hot to athletes foot because im always using cream but nothings change thanks?

Perhaps: It isn't fungus then.....Water doesn't get rid of fungus. If it is fungus you might need to try a different cream, and if that doesn't work then as stated earlier maybe its not fungus. ...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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For how long is athletes foot that's being treated contagious?

For how long is athletes foot that's being treated contagious?

Immediately: Athletes feet is another term for fungal infection of the skin. Although there are many different types of fungus, they spread and multiply by little flakes or vesicles on the skin. By the time you notice the scaling skin, it's already dividing enough to spread itself by flaky skin. If you have scaling, flakes of skin coming off your feet, it's trying to spread itself so it's contagious. ...Read more

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Can you spread athletes foot to your face? How should you treat?

Can you spread athletes foot to your face? How should you treat?

Unusual: Athletes foot can be spread from person to person, however it is unusual to get it on the face. Good hygiene, washing well with soap and water, keeping feet clean and dry, using foot powder, anti-fungal oil or medication and keeping socks and shoes clean and dry will all help! Check with your Podiatrist for proper diagnosis and treatments! ...Read more

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How can I effectively treat athletes foot, and fungal toenails?

See foot doc: Oral meds best way to go if no contraindications. ...Read more

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How does oxistat (oxiconazole nitrate cream) treat athletes foot?

It is an: Antifungal agent. The different classes of antifungals work differently withtheend result of killing the fungus by attacking it in various methods. ...Read more

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I have athletes foot with a layer of blisters. I popped the first and the one under and when I popped that there was some blood in it. But there's another deep one under that, that appears to be mostly blood. It really hurts. How do I treat at home?

I have athletes foot with a layer of blisters. I popped the first and the one under and when I popped that there was some blood in it. But there's another deep one under that, that appears to be mostly blood. It really hurts. How do I treat at home?

Antifungals/Consult: Hello,
Athlete's foot with blister formation is usually indicative of a specific type of dermatophyte called Trichophyton Mentagrophytes. The issue becomes complicated when the blisters can have what's considered a bacterial super infection. I would strongly recommend you seek a specialist consult, especially if this is longstanding. If your foot becomes red, hot, swollen, with malodor head to ER ...Read more

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How long should I use lotrimin (clotrimazole) ultra to treat between toe athletes foot to be sure it's completely gone? Been treating twice a day for a week thus far

How long should I use lotrimin (clotrimazole) ultra to treat between toe athletes foot to be sure it's completely gone? Been treating twice a day for a week thus far

A couple more weeks: 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

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Can lotrimin (clotrimazole) athletes foot spray be used to treat jock itch in the groin?

Can lotrimin (clotrimazole) athletes foot spray be used to treat jock itch in the groin?

Yes: But it will burn. Also please check the can to make sure about use around groin. ...Read more

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Does desitin (zinc oxide diaper cream) work to treat athletes foot?

Desitin (zinc oxide diaper cream) =Zn oxide: Desitin (zinc oxide diaper cream) is used for diaper rash, its ingredient = zinc oxide, is not an antifungal. Since athlete's foot (tinea pedis) is caused by a fungus in the skin of the feet, u get better results if using an antifungal topical-- cream, ointment, powder or spray--. Common otc topical agents are terbinafine (lamisil), azoles: ketocon (nizoral), clotrim (lotrimin), flucon (mycocide) & tolnaftate (tinactin). ...Read more

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My 11 yr old daughter has pealing feet, mostly her toes. It looks like athletes foot. Should I treat it with an over-the-counter Lotrimin, (clotrimazole) get an Rx?

My 11 yr old daughter has pealing feet, mostly her toes. It looks like athletes foot. Should I treat it with an over-the-counter Lotrimin, (clotrimazole) get an Rx?

You can: Treat with OTC lotrimin (clotrimazole). If you do I would also get a 1% hydrocortisone and apply them both together. I find that it works better with combination anti fungal and steroid cream ...Read more

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I thought I had athletes foot. Red itchy flaking toe. My skin under my nail bed was very itchy. I looked down and it had popped?? how do I treat this?

I thought I had athletes foot. Red itchy flaking toe. My skin under my nail bed was very itchy. I looked down and it had popped?? how do I treat this?

See Your Doctor Now: The cause of your symptoms must first be determined before considering what treatment. There are several possibilities. Athlete's Foot can cause the findings observed as well as non-fungal infections, allergic reactions, systemic illnesses, and more. Be aware that diagnosis of skin conditions is challenging without visual inspection. See your doctor now for correct diagnosis and prompt treatment. ...Read more

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What should I do about this fungus? I'm using a colloidal oatmeal bath and an anti-fungal liquid spray to treat what I believe is athletes foot that I may have spread, by itching, to my arms, legs, hands, and a few other places. How can I tell if this is

What should I do about this fungus? I'm using a colloidal oatmeal bath and an anti-fungal liquid spray to treat what I believe is athletes foot that I may have spread, by itching, to my arms, legs, hands, and a few other places. How can I tell if this is

The: The answer is simple. If you are self treating with no results and you want to know if it really is a fungal infection, then you need to see your primary care doctor or a dermatologist. A diagnosis can be made and appropriate treatment can be started.
All the best. ...Read more

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What can be used for athletes foot for 7 year old?

What can be used for athletes foot for 7 year old?

Lamasil Cream: Lamasil cream is an effective over the counter treatment for athletes feet. Just make sure it is athletes feet and not some other type of skin condition. If you have been treating this with other anti-fungal products and it has not responded then it may not be a fungus at all. If this is the case see your podiatrist. ...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 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?

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

Dr. John Leander Po
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Antibiotic (Definition)

An antibiotic is a medicine that slows, stops, or kills germs. The germs are usually bacteria causing an infection in a person, so the person uses antibiotics to help his body get ...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