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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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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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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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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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Dr. Arnold Beresh
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Athlete's Foot (Definition)

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