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How do I treat a fungal infection between my toes?

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Dr. Ellen Wenzel
Podiatry
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Ellen Wenzel
Dr. Ellen Wenzel
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Dr. Steven Hill
Family Medicine

In brief: Prevention is key

The most important thing is to wash and then dry between the toes, use an over the counter antifungal like Lamisil (terbinafine) and then once cured use a foot powder, change socks daily and when wet.
Also alternate shoes and make sure they dry well - i advise pt to spray the inside of their shoes daily with lysol which is fungicidal.

In brief: Prevention is key

The most important thing is to wash and then dry between the toes, use an over the counter antifungal like Lamisil (terbinafine) and then once cured use a foot powder, change socks daily and when wet.
Also alternate shoes and make sure they dry well - i advise pt to spray the inside of their shoes daily with lysol which is fungicidal.
Dr. Steven Hill
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