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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 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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It started off as what looked like athletes foot. It spread a bit but started going away. It comes back now n then and itches really bad. What to do?

It started off as what looked like athletes foot. It spread a bit but started going away. It comes back now n then and itches really bad. What to do?

Two Weeks.: You said nothing about treating it already, so I'm under the impression you didn't. Begin by trying an OTC type anti fungal topical. There are many at the local drug store. If you need help, ask the pharmacist. If there is any doubt that this is not a fungal infection and possibly some other problem, then, see your doctor. You can mix in a little cortisone cream for the severe itching. ...Read more

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Hi I have a athletes foot its okay im using floucinonide cream for my af cause its cheaper cream like the other cream thanks?

Hi I have a athletes foot its okay im using floucinonide cream for my af cause its cheaper cream like the other cream thanks?

Athletes foot: Using cheaper creams is fine - but keep in mind that there is significant bioavailability and the actualy effective drug may vary between the different products. If you are using a cheaper product i would also suggest that you use an athletes foot powder as well. ...Read more

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What should I look for in an anti-fungal cream to treat athlete's foot?

What should I look for in an anti-fungal cream to treat athlete's foot?

Lamisil or Lotrimin: These are the two topical antifungal medications recommended by a lot of doctors. Follow the directions and use for the prescribed treatment times. If they do not work see a podiatrist or dermatologist. ...Read more

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How long does athlete's foot fungus survive on objects like shoes and floors?

How long does athlete's foot fungus survive on objects like shoes and floors?

Depends: It depends if the floors/shoes are wet/moist or dry. Fungus doesn't like dry climates but absolutely loves warm, moist areas like a locker room floor or a shoe. ...Read more

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How long does the athlete's foot fungus live on dry, hard surfaces, like a wooden table or floor? Is it killed by alcohol?

How long does the athlete's foot fungus live on dry, hard surfaces, like a wooden table or floor? Is it killed by alcohol?

Fungus: It is not killed by alcohol. Fungus is a spore forming organism that can live 6 months or more when not in contact with a host . It is susceptible to heat , so steam cleaning will kill it as will lysol and other cleaners . ...Read more

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What is the most effective way to treat fungal infections like athlete's foot?

What is the most effective way to treat fungal infections like athlete's foot?

Topical antifungals: Rx topical' s are very effective in treating athletes foot.Sometimes i prescribe oral medications. ...Read more

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Is it normal to get athlete's foot all the time? Like multiple times a year? Assuming you take all the correct preventative measures, is there some way to avoid having to use antifungal creams so often?

Is it normal to get athlete's foot all the time? Like multiple times a year? Assuming you take all the correct preventative measures, is there some way to avoid having to use antifungal creams so often?

Possibly: Athlete's foot is also called Tinea Pedis. It can reoccur quite frequently if the foot is kept moist (sweat). There also may be colonization of your footwear. First, ask your doctor to confirm with scrapings of the rash/lesions that it is Tinea Pedis and not another fungal infection like Candida. Also, treatment may require 1-6 weeks so many times it is inappropriately treated and reoccurs ...Read more

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Inbetween , y left middle and "ring" tow are 2 grey looking "blisters" they seemed to grow over night. Assuming athletes foot? Hurts to stand on foot

Probably: Most likely you do have an athlete's foot infection which is a fungal infection, however, you have a superimposed bacterial infection which could develop pus and must be treated with antibiotics, especially if you have diabetes. You should have it checked. ...Read more