No. Athletes foot is a fungus. Antibiotics can make a fungus worse. However, if the athletes foot has caused a secondary bacterial infection, antibiotics may be necessary.
No. Athlete's foot is caused by a fungus and antibiotics (which treat bacterial infections) are not effective unless there is a secondary bacterial infection. Even with a secondary infection, antibiotics will not treat the underlying fungal infection. You should see your physician to determine the appropriate treatment.
No. Athletes' foot is a fungal infection of the foot, not a bacterial infection, and as such will not respond to antibiotics. Antifungal medications are required for athletes' foot.
No. Its called an antifungal. Most of the time we try to use topical medications first. Oral meds have side effects on the liver. So liver tests should be done before starting and while on the medication.
No. Although technically no (as antibiotics only go after bacterial infections), there are anti-fungal agents (creams and pills) that go after fungal infections. Although this can be treated with over the counter creams, it is advisable to consult with your physician to confirm the diagnosis and to make sure there is not a secondary infection occurring.
Athletes foot. Antibiotics are used only if a secondary infection is present otherwise anti fungal medication would be used like otc lamia ok or a gold bond. A prescription strength can be used which can be prescribed by your podiatrist. Read more...
Antifungal. Athletes foot is caused by a fungal infection so needs to be treated with a antifungal. Bacterial infections are treated with antibiotics. A topical antifungal cream like Lamisil (terbinafine) or lotrimin should work. Also buy some antifungal spray powder and put it in your shoes once a week to prevent reoccurrence as this is the source of the infection. Read more...