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Why does the fungus attack my feet?

Why does the fungus attack my feet?

Fungi: Fungus like dark, damp, warm places. Your feet, especially when wearing shoes fit this criteria very well. Try using an anti-fungal foot powder, or any foot powder that will absorb moisture, like amens medicated powder. If your toenails are affected, you may need to seek professional assistance to cure the problem. There are several oral anti-fungal medicines available, but treatment is long term. ...Read more

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Fungus (Definition)

Consisting of a florid overgrowth due to exposure to ...Read more


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Can you get a fungus from rubbing or massaging somebody's feet that doesn't have fungus there?

Not if they don't: You can't get a fungal infection from someone's feet unless they have a fungal infection on their feet. You can't catch what someone doesn't have. ...Read more

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How likely is it to get fungus on your feet from not wearing flip flops in the men's locker room?

How likely is it to get fungus on your feet from not wearing flip flops in the men's locker room?

Not very likely.: We used to worry about fungus being spread in locker rooms, showers, etc. Now the thinking is that these fungi are pretty much everywhere, and it is the environment of the shoe (dark & damp) which allows them to get established on the feet, especially between the toes. Washing your feet daily with soap and water and wearing clean dry cotton socks are strong preventative measures. ...Read more

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Is fungus athlete's foot?

Is fungus athlete's foot?

Athlete's = fungus.: Athlete's foot is caused by tinea pedis, a fungus that causes foot itch. This can cause scaliness to red inflammation of the area involved. Other tests, like KOH prep show the fungus in the form of hyphae. ...Read more

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Are there any remedies for foot fungus?

Are there any remedies for foot fungus?

Sure: Try an over the counter cream first. If the fungus is resistant, you may need an oral antifungal agent or sometimes a shoe disinfectant as you could be chronically reinfecting your skin.... ...Read more

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How many kinds of foot fungus are there?

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 more

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I have foot fungus - what should I not eat?

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

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What happens if foot fungus goes untreated?

What happens if foot fungus goes  untreated?

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 more

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What can I do about my feet, fungus?

What can I do about my feet, fungus?

Apply antifungal: Agent which you can get at a local pharmacy i.E tinactin, (tolnaftate) mycotin, lotrimin, Lamisil etc etc. ...Read more

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What can I do for foot fungus?

What can I do for foot fungus?

Foot fungus easy to: Try over the counter Miconazole cream or Clotrimazole cream. Rub on twice a day for 2 weeks and if not better see a dermatologist. There are other conditions that can look like a foot fungus but it may be something else. ...Read more

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