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I've had a foot fungus for six months now. I've tried 2 types of steriod creams and a prescription anti-fungal cream. What else can I do?

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Dr. Robert Isaacs
Family Medicine
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Steroids actually make fungal infections worse, so stop them if you haven't already.
Your diabetes may also be a factor, especially if it is not well-controlled. You may also need to have a culture taken of the fungus. This would show which medications it would be most sensitive to. Best to follow-up with your doctor to discuss options.

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Steroids actually make fungal infections worse, so stop them if you haven't already.
Your diabetes may also be a factor, especially if it is not well-controlled. You may also need to have a culture taken of the fungus. This would show which medications it would be most sensitive to. Best to follow-up with your doctor to discuss options.
Dr. Robert Isaacs
Dr. Robert Isaacs
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2 doctors agree

In brief: Talk to your doctor

You may need an oral antifungal.
You need to discuss this with your doctor.

In brief: Talk to your doctor

You may need an oral antifungal.
You need to discuss this with your doctor.
Dr. Arnold Beresh
Dr. Arnold Beresh
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Dr. Steven Saunders
Internal Medicine
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Foot fungus

Tinea pedis should respond to topical antifungal creams.
Toenail fungus or onychomycosis requires systemic oral pill therapy as sometimes does resistant athlete's foot.

In brief: Foot fungus

Tinea pedis should respond to topical antifungal creams.
Toenail fungus or onychomycosis requires systemic oral pill therapy as sometimes does resistant athlete's foot.
Dr. Steven Saunders
Dr. Steven Saunders
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