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What Should I Look For In A Good House Hold Foot Fungus Killer
Is it fungus?: Many people think that if something on the skin of their feet looks like a rash or if it itches a lot that it has to be fungus. If you have been trying to treat this skin condition and it has not gotten better it may not be fungus. A great over the counter for fungal infections on the feet is lamasil cream. If you have tried similar products with no success then you should see a podiatrist. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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My grandma has bad foot fungus and has diabetes type 2. Is there any home remedies for her foot fungus. It's getting worse.
Fungus/diabetes: Given the potential for problems associated with diabetes, i would be hesitant to try any at home remedies for athletes foot. Evaluation by a podiatrist would be beneficial, not only to help rid the fungal infection, but to ensure that your grandmothers foot does not run into problems in the future. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Technically...: if you mean KINDS as to type of species - it's quite numerous but the most common is trichophyton rubrum. Tinea pedis (aka foot fungus) is an infection which is the result of microscopic fungus organisms that lives on dead tissue of the hair and outer skin layers - TYPES include inter digitally, moccasin-like or vesicular. Onychomycosis describes fungal infection of the nails. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Superficially Yes!: Contaminated hands are generally the culprit. If you are caring for fungus on the foot using a topical powder or topical cream--wash your hands afterwards because you can spread the fungus to other areas of the skin; dry the feet with a different towel than the groin. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Funfus: A fungal infection is not related to what you do or do not eat. That infection is caused bu a fungal organism ( of which there are many) that colonizes dead skin. Bathing does not wash it off. You need to see your podiatrist for topical medication that will help. Sometimes that is otc and sometimes it needs to be prescription. Good luck. ...Read more
Sometimes nothing: Other times it can spread...Can spread to different body parts. If it is inbetween toes it can cause a deeper infection thru cracks in the skin. Oftentimes, fungus on the skin will cause fungus on toenails.....Best to get rid of as usually a cream for a couple of weeks is pretty effective. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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