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Why Does Athletes Foot Itch
2-3 weeks: Could be less, could be more depending on severity. ...Read more
Many possibilities: The more common causes for blisters on the feet include: fungal infection, (dyshidrotic ) eczema and contact or allergic dermatitis. The smell may or may not be associated with any of these but usually related to bacterial overgrowth. See your dermatologist to find out which of these it might be and to make sure it is not some other less common cause. ...Read more
A boil can occur: Anywhere there is hair growth. It is a bacterial infection that develops by the hair follicle. In my practice, i tend to see them on a foot from people using public jacuzzi's. Shaving is another way to get a boil. They are usually pretty painful and doctors usually drain them and if the infection is bad you get placed on an antibiotic. ...Read more
A couple of reasons: It could be something on the skin like a fungus (aka athlete's foot) or an allergy (aka contact dermatitis). However, it can also be the first signs of an underlying condition affecting the nerves if it is chronic - such as a neuropathy or in some instances, a disease like diabetes. Got to the podiatrist and get it examined. You need to find out what it is. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Are his socks: A little on the wet side at the end of the day? He may sweat....There are many sweat glands on the bottom of the feet, and this may be a potential problem. Try soaking his feet in warm water and tea bags...The tannic acid in the tea will dry out the feet from over active sweat glands and then the smell usually dissipitated as well when the sweating is controlled. Start off nightly, and go to weekl. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Itchy toes: Redness, itching and scaling between the toes and on the foot. ...Read more
Both of Feet In Between My Toes Really Itch and It Starts to Burn If i Itch Them Too Much, What Do i Do ? Is This Athletes Foot, It's So Uncomfortabl
Likely: Sounds like athletes foot, which is a fungal infection having little to do with athletics. OTC antifungal creams can be highly effective. Used for 1-6 weeks depending on manufacturer's recommendation. Dry feet thoroughly after washing. If this does not work, visit primary doctor or dermatologist. ...Read more
Fungal ID reactions: Yes it is possible. Many individuals can colonize fungal organisms and have these on their scalp, armpits, groin, feet, toenails and between toes. Topical over the counter agents like Lamisil (terbinafine) must be used for 4-6 weeks for skin infections as the tv suggest cured in one week rule absolutely will not work for chronic fungal cases. Oral agents have to be used for chronic cases or for toenail fungu. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
No: It is an antifungal medication.Get a more detailed answer ›
Can I use jock itch on my feet? (Tebinafine) It's probably tinea perdis. Or just use athletes foot? (Terbinafine hydrochloride) sound the same
Either One Ok to Use: Tinea Pedis, a fungal skin infection: itchy rash between toes/sides of feet, can infect toenails. Same fungus causes Jock Itch. Terbinafine (anti-fungal) used to treat both. Prevention is key. Cleanse feet/between toes daily in soapy water. air dry 15 min. Avoid sweaty feet, wear absorbent socks, change if damp, shoe inserts & foot powder help. See doctor if not resolved after 2 wks therapy. ...Read more
Not jock itch: Jock itch doesn't cause vaginal odor. Get checked for trichomonais (an STD) and bacterial vaginosis, the most common causes of strong vaginal odor and discharge. BV is overgrowth of mostly normal vaginal bacteria. This has nothing to do with the jock itch fungus, which causes itching and redness of the skin of the groin, labia, etc -- and nothing else. Good luck. ...Read more
Peeling on back of toes, rough soles. Athletes foot? After washing or rubbing athletes foot in they're a bit sore/sensitive. Think it's athletes foot.
Possibly: Tinea pedis can be associated with peeling and itching but is often in moist places as between your toes. There are over the counter powders and sprays that might help. Make sure you are using cotton socks and you may want to change your sneakers. Let your doctor have a look. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Doc says peeling on left foot is not tinea pedis nor athletes foot.Still prescribed Clotrimazole.Peelings are there, should I still apply the cream?
It started off as what looked like athletes foot. It spread a bit but started going away. It comes back now n then and itches really bad. What to do?
Two Weeks.: You said nothing about treating it already, so I'm under the impression you didn't. Begin by trying an OTC type anti fungal topical. There are many at the local drug store. If you need help, ask the pharmacist. If there is any doubt that this is not a fungal infection and possibly some other problem, then, see your doctor. You can mix in a little cortisone cream for the severe itching. ...Read more
I'm pretty sure I still have athletes foot and it isn't going away with creams! What else can I do?? Itches burns and tingles. On soles of feet! Thnx
Consider a powder: for athletes foot to help reduce moisture and improve comfort. Powders, sprays, creams and ointments that contain antifungal medication are appropriate. Treating or replacing the shoes you have been wearing, and decontaminating the shower/tub may help reduce re-infection. Sometimes, prescription oral medications are used. ...Read more
Horribly bad rash on my feet, creams athletes foot medicine everything makes it worse but it hurts and itches so bad sometimes i can't even sleep ?
Rash on the inner top of my foot. It is red, dry, it itches and hot water hurts so bad. Eczema or possibly athletes foot?
Many things: What have you already tried? Over the counter creams, powders, lotions, sprays? Are you keeping your feet as dry as possible? If OTC meds aren't working you may need a prescription cream or oral antifungal medication from your doctor.Don't wear the same pair of shoes every day, wear a new pair of socks every day, wash towels and socks in hot water to avoid reinfection, don't walk barefoot in public. ...Read more
Good question.: Athletes foot is caused by a fungal infection. The fungus is likely causing skin irritation in some manner. A mosquito bites and causes an inflammatory response. I am not sure if the fungus actually nibbles at you as they are microscopic and we don't see them, but i assume they are irritating the skin in some capacity. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
If the bottoms of your feet have white discoloration at times (but not always), and there is no itching and no other symptoms, is it athletes foot?
Feet: The white discoloration may represent callouses.Get a more detailed answer ›
Upper tailbone been itching 3 days between buttocks mainly notice itching in shower I just sprayed tinatin for athletes foot there will that fix it?
Itch: Itch in that area is often due to moisture or friction. Occasionally a yeast infection is the cause. If tinactin isn't effective, keep the area clean and dry, avoid tight jeans, wear white cotton underwear and apply a cortisone type ointment. If rash appears have your physician examine the area. ...Read more
I have no rash or anything visible on my skin yet I have this intense itching mostly on my feet and its not athletes foot mostly at night any ideas
I thought I had athletes foot because of itching and what I thought was crack on my toe but now two days later there are no symptoms? What should I do
Nothing: Since you now have no symptoms there is nothing to do. It is gone and you do not care what it was. ...Read more
Major burning itching feet, tried over-the-counter athletes foot medicine. My only relief is that I purchased a brush and brush my feet al night?
Do I have athletes foot the side of my big toe was burning itching and red now its peeling with hard dry skin n red underneath my third toe peels als?
Extremely dry, scaly feet. Saw dr., they didn't seem to think it was athletes foot. No cracking or peeling between toes just on tops of feet. Small clear fluid filled bumps. Extremely itchy. Pain associated with itching. Tried applying aquaphor nightly an
There must be more: So the Dr saw you with severe, itchy dermatitis on top of your feet and did not see features of fungus. What, then, was the diagnosis? Allergic contact? And the treatment was Aquaphor????? Sounds like you need a potent prescription ointment, maybe a short course of prednisone [20mg alternate days for 3 doses]. ...Read more
What should I do about this fungus? I'm using a colloidal oatmeal bath and an anti-fungal liquid spray to treat what i believe is athletes foot that i may have spread, by itching, to my arms, legs, hands, and a few other places. How can I tell if this is
Antifungals.: Athlete's foot is a fungal infection in the skin of your feet. It can happen between toes and along the soles of your feet. Change your shoes regularly and let them air out. Keep your feet clean, wear cotton socks, dry between your toes after showering, and use an antifungal cream on your feet. Some cases require a prescription, so see your doctor if things don't improve in a few weeks. ...Read more
2-3 weeks: Could be less, could be more depending on severity. ...Read more
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