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Which Antibiotic Is Good 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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Hi its good to treat warm watet or little hot to athletes foot because im always using cream but nothings change thanks?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 doesnt get better in two weeks see a podiatrist or dermatologist. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Hi how about the metaconazole nitrate is 100% surely good cream medicine 4 athletes foot or conbiderm steriod cream.Pls explain thanks?
Hi i dont 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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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