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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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Which type of doctor do you see for athletes foot?

Which type of doctor do you see for athletes foot?

Many possibilities: You could see your primary care doc, podiatrist or dermatologist. ...Read more

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Will i need to go to the doctor if I have athletes foot?

Will i need to go to the doctor if I have athletes foot?

Maybe,maybe not: There are certainly plenty of otc powders or sprays that might provide you with relief if that is your problem. If you don't see improvement in a week or two a visit with your doc or podiatrist may be in order.If your pain or discomfort are significant, or you are diabetic, i would see the doc. ...Read more

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I went to the doctors and he said that I have athletes foot so he gave my a topical cream but I was scratching it and then it just became worse, and t?

I went to the doctors and he said that I have athletes foot so he gave my a topical cream but I was scratching it and then it just became worse, and t?

Mix n match.: So why not mix the topical anti fungal cream with just a little topical hydro-cortisone cream (otc). This should not only take care of the fungus but also stop the itch. ...Read more

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Is it true that Spuramox 200 is bad news for my liver? I got athletes foot that wont go away and my doc in S.A. Prescribed it.

Is it true that Spuramox 200 is bad news for my liver? I got athletes foot that wont go away and my doc in S.A. Prescribed it.

Whoa: First, Supramox is Amoxicillin and is not an appropriate treatment for athlete's foot. Second, you're doing yourself a disservice by accepting a prescription from your physician, not asking about risks versus benefit, reading some untruths on the internet, and then coming and asking us what you should do. Use your physician appropriately. And Amoxicillin isn't a liver poison. ...Read more

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My husband's doc assessed his hernia repair site swelling and associated it with his athletes foot... Is this accurate?

My husband's doc assessed his hernia repair site swelling and associated it with his athletes foot... Is this accurate?

The only connection: I can conjure up would be if he developed a fungal infection to his hernia site, which is pretty rare. If that is the case, he would need oral anti-fungal medicine, but only after a positive fungal culture of the hernia site. I have to admit, though, this is a stretch. I like the idea of a second opinion. ...Read more

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Doc says peeling on left foot is not tinea pedis nor athletes foot.Still prescribed Clotrimazole.Peelings are there, should I still apply the cream?

Doc says peeling on left foot is not tinea pedis nor athletes foot.Still prescribed Clotrimazole.Peelings are there, should I still apply the cream?

Peeling: It is possible that there is some fungal component ( tinea pedis and athlete's foot are the same thing ) , but a sample of the skin should be sent to a lab for culture and identification. See your podiatrist or a dermatologist . ...Read more

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Skin under the left foot still has small peelings under the toes.Doc said it wasn't tinea pedis or athletes foot.Should I still apply the Clotrimazole?

Skin under the left foot still has small peelings under the toes.Doc said it wasn't tinea pedis or athletes foot.Should I still apply the Clotrimazole?

If the doc said: It wasn't Tinea pedis what did the doc say it was? Wouldn't it be weird to tell you what it's not andnottell you what it is? If its not fungus, then I don't see the point in the antifugal cream ...so is it just dry skin? Eczema? Was a skin scrapping taking? ...Read more

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How do I get rid of a fungal infection on my penis? The doctor gave me athletes foot cream would that help? Can you suggest more things?

How do I get rid of a fungal infection on my penis? The doctor gave me athletes foot cream would that help? Can you suggest more things?

Follow your doctor: You have been checked by the doctor and given antifungal cream, use it if does not get better than follow with your doctor.There are many antifungal creams and most are effective for fungal infections of all kind. ...Read more

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What kind of product kills athletes foot in the shower?

What kind of product kills athletes foot in the shower?

Lysol: Athletes foot is caused by a fungus and is easy to kill from surfaces. Lysol, dilute bleach, letting shower thoroughly dry for a few hours. The bathmat mat in front of the shower should be washed also. ...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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Foot swollen and I have athletes foot who do I see a dermatologist or a foot dr?

Either speciality : I would say the athletes feet can be treated by either doctor but the foot swelling i think would be best treated by a podiatrist. ...Read more

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I have impossible athletes foot so I want to go see a specialist, do I go a dermatologist or a podiatrist?

I have impossible athletes foot so I want to go see a specialist, do I go a dermatologist or a podiatrist?

Either or : You are probably better off with a Pod as that is their specialty whereas the derm covers all skin ...Read more

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Ringworm, athletes foot, or jock itch are the same kind of tinea infection?

Ringworm, athletes foot, or jock itch are the same kind of tinea infection?

Yes: All are superficial fungal infections that thrive in the dead cells that cover and protect the skin. Different species of fungus can cause the same or different nuisance illnesses, but all are easy to manage with today's topical medications. ...Read more

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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