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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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Does triple antibiotic work on athletes foot?

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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What are good home remediesfor athletes foot?

What are good home remediesfor athletes foot?

Disinfect shoes: Spray some lysol or other disinfectant in shoes after you wear them and let them dry out. Avoid wearing them 2 days in a row. Pull out any inserts in the shoes and allow them to dry out as well. We sometimes will focus on treating the infection on the foot but forget that we need to avoid re-infecting our foot in the shoes that we wear. ...Read more

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Docs, what's a good strong athletes foot cream?

Docs, what's a good strong athletes foot cream?

To start with...: The best otc medication (in my opinion) is lotrimin (clotrimazole) 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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Is there a good way to get rid of what I think is athletes foot?

OTC cream: There aare many over the counter creams such as lotrimine af to treat athletes foot, but to be sure it's athletes foot you should be diagnosed by your local foot doc. ...Read more

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Can you name me a super good product to get rid of athletes foot on a guy?

Can you name me a super good product to get rid of athletes foot on a guy?

The thing with: Athlete's foot is fungal spores live 30 days, so you must treat it for at least that long, even if it clears up in a few days. Also, there is a genetic predisposition to some fungi. If you're one of those people, you should be applying a cream daily FOREVER.
Lotrimin, Lamisil and Tinactin (tolnaftate) are my personal favorites (in that order). Use the cream, not the gel or powder or spray, and use a tiny am ...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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What is a good way to cure athletes foot?

What is a good way to cure athletes foot?

Topical Antifungal: Athlete's foot responds well to topical treatment, many of which can be procured over the counter. It is important that you apply the medication twice daily to clean and dry feet. Because you mention between the toe, apply a thin sparingly layer to these areas and allow them to dry well before putting on socks and shoes. Ask your pharmacist to direct you to the topical athlete's foot creams. ...Read more

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What is a good way to cure athletes foot?

What is a good way to cure athletes foot?

Topical antifungal: Cream...Often the prescription kind is better than the over the counter. Keep feet clean and dry, especially between the toes; avoid wearing the same shoes two days in a row, the shoes may need to be treated as well; socks should be the kind that wicks perspiration, cotton isn't as good. Those are the best general measures, but it is a challenge nevertheless. ...Read more

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Is there a good cure for bad athletes foot?

Is there a good cure for bad athletes foot?

Tinea: Caled tinier pedis and you can try otc meds but is severe see podiatrist for rx medication. Avoid wearing same shoes everyday, they need to dry out. ...Read more

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Hi floucinonide cream is really good cream medicine to athletes foot or not., thanks?

Hi floucinonide cream is really good cream medicine to athletes foot or not., thanks?

Symptoms: Yes, it's appropriate to treat some symptoms of athlete's foot, but it does not treat the pathology (fungi infection). It will reduce redness and itchyness to the feet, but the fungus may still be present. Good luck. ...Read more

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What should I do my athletes foot never been gone. I consult the dermatologist but nothings happen. What is 100% good cream for athletes foot?

What should I do my athletes foot never been gone. I consult the dermatologist but nothings happen. What is 100% good cream for athletes foot?

I should add...: Assuming the diagnosis is correct and it really is a fungus (not all itchy flaky rashes on the foot are from a fungus), fungal spores live for 30 days. You must keep treating your fungus for at least 30 days to get rid of it, even if it seems to clear up after only a few days of treatment, otherwise it will continue to come back. ...Read more

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My husband suffered athletes foot 4 how many yrs then his feet sweaty when he use sacks for his work what is good medicine for his hope u can help me?

You want to: Stop the sweating and then treat the athletes foot. An antiperspirant can be used. Then an antifungal.
Soaking in warm water and tea bags helps as well as it helps dry up the sweat glands in the feet, . ...Read more

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Is it a good idea to use lotrimin (clotrimazole) ultra on a non athletes foot?

Is it a good idea to use lotrimin (clotrimazole) ultra on a non athletes foot?

Non?: Athletes foot means fungus on the skin of your feet. Since athletes get them more often due to perspiration. You could still get fungus even if you sit on the couch all day. If your feet itches and has a rash on it use lotrimin ultra or Lamisil (terbinafine) cream. If it doesn't get better in two weeks see a podiatrist or dermatologist. ...Read more

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Hi how about the metaconazole nitrate is 100% surely good cream medicine 4 athletes foot or conbiderm steriod cream. Pls explain thanks?

No cortisone: Don't put a cortisone cream on an athletes foot infection- try otc antifungals, for 2 weeks if not improved you will need an rx. You need to apply it for 2 weeks- don't stop prematurely. You need a cream that kills fungus, cortisone doesn't do that. ...Read more

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Hi I don't understand y I cant get rid of athletes foot for good. I use tinactin (tolnaftate) and it seems to kill it off fast then within a month or so it comes back to every toe on each foot. This has happened for the past 8 years?

Hi I don't understand y I cant get rid of athletes foot for good. I use tinactin (tolnaftate) and it seems to kill it off fast then within a month or so it comes back to every toe on each foot. This has happened for the past 8 years?

Athlete's foot: The reason it comes back is because the skin at the bottom of the foot needs to be treated for 40 to 60 days, as that is how long it takes to turn over that skin layer. The other areas don't take as long, but certainly take longer than a couple weeks. Use the cream longer to get better results. If you still have no success, see your podiatrist for prescription medication ...Read more

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What are some good topical, OTC remedies for athletes foot? I heard tea tree oil and olive oil really get the job done..

What are some good topical, OTC remedies for athletes foot? I heard tea tree oil and olive oil really get the job done..

Lamasil: There are several otc creams and sprays for athlete's foot. They are mostly based on an antifungal medication called terbinafine. If things persist, after correct use, you may want to get it checked out by you primary care doc as it could be a different skin condition all together. As per the natural/other remedies I have also heard of vick's vaporub working, along with those you listed. ...Read more

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Can applying loprox, (ciclopirox) micronazole or lotrimen on athletes foot make it go away and on nails after laser treatment make it go away for good?

Can applying loprox, (ciclopirox) micronazole or lotrimen on athletes foot make it go away and on nails after laser treatment make it go away for good?

Yes and no: To resolve a athlete's foot infection an anti-fungal cream should be use for a full month. Some patients are prone to reinfections and may use these products once a week preventatively. Doctors that use lasers to treat fungus of the nails often will suggest also using a topical product but I have not seen literature to prove that a combination improves the outcome. ...Read more

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How can I cure athletes foot?

How can I cure athletes foot?

Many ways: There are many over the counter preperations that can be used for athletes foot. Make sure you amintain good hygeine. ...Read more

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How can you get athletes foot?

How can you get athletes foot?

Contact: Athlete's feet is a fungal infection that comes from contact with a surface that has fungus on it. Usually a damp, porous surface like gym floor, pool deck, shower floor and even other people's shoes! ...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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How can I heal athletes foot asap?

How can I heal athletes foot asap?

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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How to remove really bad athletes foot?

Athlete Foot: Usually a topical antifungal is given. Sometimes an oral medication is needed or steroid. ...Read more

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Why does my athletes foot itch so much?

Why does my athletes foot itch so much?

Nerves affected: Athletes foot is mainly caused by fungus that affects the sensory nerves on the bottom of the feet. These nerves a stimulated which gives you the need to itch your feet.
Seek a podiatrist for definitive treatment and get rid of that itch! ...Read more

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Could athletes foot ever be stamped out?

Could athletes foot ever be stamped out?

Athlete's foot: Do you mean eradicated from the world or removed from you? From you - yes with antifungal medication. From the world? Not so much. ...Read more

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How to know if I'm getting athletes foot?

How to know if I'm getting athletes foot?

Athlete's foot: See your podiatrist, of course! Good luck. ...Read more

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How do you know if you have athletes foot?

How do you know if you have athletes foot?

Inflammed skin: Scaliness, redness, itching and burning in the skin of the foot are common signs of fungal infection. Try an otc antifungal medication as directed on the label. If it does not improve or worsen see a doctor. It might be a bacterial infection, eczema or other issue that requires a different approach. ...Read more

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Is medication what is best for athletes foot?

Is medication what is best for athletes foot?

Partly: Topical medications such as Lamisil (terbinafine) are helpful in treating athletes foot. This should be performed in combination with good foot hygiene. If topical medications don't work, oral medications can be used. ...Read more

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How does athletes foot spread person to person?

Contact: Athletes foot is a fungus. It spreads by contact. Usually with a contaminated surface like shoes, damp shower floor, mats, swimming pool, etc. Best way to avoid spread is to treat surfaces and don't go barefoot in public areas. ...Read more

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Antibiotic (Definition)

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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