10 doctors weighed in:

How to kill foot fungi permanently?

10 doctors weighed in
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
Podiatry
3 doctors agree

In brief: Very difficult.

It is important to differentiate between toenail fungus and skin fungus.
The latter being easier to treat. Fungi are oppurtunistic and look for any reason to come back to you. Afterall, why not? Yu offers them "free rent", a place to live. Antifungal medication is a start. Even after the fungus may be eradicated, i believe maintenance therapy is required to keep the fungus away.

In brief: Very difficult.

It is important to differentiate between toenail fungus and skin fungus.
The latter being easier to treat. Fungi are oppurtunistic and look for any reason to come back to you. Afterall, why not? Yu offers them "free rent", a place to live. Antifungal medication is a start. Even after the fungus may be eradicated, i believe maintenance therapy is required to keep the fungus away.
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
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Dr. jennifer Flo
Podiatry
2 doctors agree

In brief: Prevent re-infection

The best way to get rid of foot fungus permanently is to prevent re-infection.
Athlete's foot fungus can live in your shoes, on surfaces, in the tub or shower and re-infect your skin. Use the medication your doctor has prescribed and make sure you wear clean socks. Clean any surfaces on which you have walked barefoot. Use a recommended anti fungal shoe spray every day after taking off your shoes.

In brief: Prevent re-infection

The best way to get rid of foot fungus permanently is to prevent re-infection.
Athlete's foot fungus can live in your shoes, on surfaces, in the tub or shower and re-infect your skin. Use the medication your doctor has prescribed and make sure you wear clean socks. Clean any surfaces on which you have walked barefoot. Use a recommended anti fungal shoe spray every day after taking off your shoes.
Dr. jennifer Flo
Dr. jennifer Flo
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2 doctors agree

In brief: Can kill but

Fungus can be reinfected by fungus.
No "permanent cure".

In brief: Can kill but

Fungus can be reinfected by fungus.
No "permanent cure".
Dr. Ronald Oberman
Dr. Ronald Oberman
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Dr. Lonna Larsh
Family Medicine
2 doctors agree

In brief: Cut off feet

Joking! but seriously, there is no truly permanent method.
The best results I have seen are with taking prescription antifungal medications for several months. These medications can have toxic effects on the liver, so it is important to do this under the care of a physician. It is not unusual for the fungus to come back eventually. Other treatments are available but are less effective.

In brief: Cut off feet

Joking! but seriously, there is no truly permanent method.
The best results I have seen are with taking prescription antifungal medications for several months. These medications can have toxic effects on the liver, so it is important to do this under the care of a physician. It is not unusual for the fungus to come back eventually. Other treatments are available but are less effective.
Dr. Lonna Larsh
Dr. Lonna Larsh
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In brief: Oral Lamasil

Or topical anti-fungal creams.
The hard part is preventing re-infection.

In brief: Oral Lamasil

Or topical anti-fungal creams.
The hard part is preventing re-infection.
Dr. Alan Ettinger
Dr. Alan Ettinger
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