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Why does it need so long to get rid of athlete's foot fungus?

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Dr. David Laha
Podiatry
3 doctors agree

In brief: Fungus is everywhere

Usually fungus infections of the skin will take 7-14 days to resolve wtih a good topical antifungal using it appropriately.
If you are not consistent it is hard to get rid of it. Once it does clear you have to continue to use a topical on a regular basis to keep it from returning. If you are suseptible to the fungus, it is likely to return without regular treatment. Dr. L.

In brief: Fungus is everywhere

Usually fungus infections of the skin will take 7-14 days to resolve wtih a good topical antifungal using it appropriately.
If you are not consistent it is hard to get rid of it. Once it does clear you have to continue to use a topical on a regular basis to keep it from returning. If you are suseptible to the fungus, it is likely to return without regular treatment. Dr. L.
Dr. David Laha
Dr. David Laha
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Dr. David Laha
Podiatry
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Thick skin

The skin on the foot is thick and the warm, dark, moist environment is conducive to fungus.
Using a topical regularly will normally clear the fungus. Once you stop the medication, the skin can get reinfected. Have the topical handy to start at the first signs of a fungal infection. Dr l.

In brief: Thick skin

The skin on the foot is thick and the warm, dark, moist environment is conducive to fungus.
Using a topical regularly will normally clear the fungus. Once you stop the medication, the skin can get reinfected. Have the topical handy to start at the first signs of a fungal infection. Dr l.
Dr. David Laha
Dr. David Laha
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In brief: You

Should be better two weeks.

In brief: You

Should be better two weeks.
Dr. Alan Ettinger
Dr. Alan Ettinger
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