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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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 2 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
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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