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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

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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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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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For how long is athletes foot thats being treated contagious?

Athletes foot: The fungus that causes athletes foot is always going to be there. It is ubiquitous. It is contagious to other parts of your skin on the body and to others during treatment. It is in the flooring, shower, carpet, shoe gear etc. The best bet is to clear it from your skin and hope that your immune system helps to stave it off. If you notice it returning, treat it immediately. ...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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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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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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Athletes foot how to treat?

Athletes foot how to treat?

Antifungals: If it is mild try nonprescription antifungals like clotrimazole (Lotrimin), miconazole (Micatin), terbinafine (Lamisil), or tolnaftate (Tinactin). Use as directed. Severe cases will require oral antifungals like fluconazol which is a prescription medication ...Read more

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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)

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