Is tinactin (tolnaftate) effective in treating athletes foot that has spread to the hands?

Athlete's foot. If it is in fact fungal in origin the answer is yes. However, most often we see what is called an "id" reaction in the hands when athlete's foot is present. This is short for idiosyncratic and is generally not fungal in origin.

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When you use tinactin (tolnaftate) cream for athletes foot what does it mean if told to pay special attention to spaces between toes?

Not sure but. Not good to put cream between toes when walking. So, i recomend to place it between toes at night, or ensure its rubbed in well in the skin when applying interdigitally. Read more...

Hi I dont understand y I cant get rid of athletes foot for good. I use tinactin (tolnaftate) and it seems to kill it off fast then within a month or so it comes back to every toe on each foot. This has happened for the past 8 years?

Athlete's foot. The reason it comes back is because the skin at the bottom of the foot needs to be treated for 40 to 60 days , as that is how long it takes to turn over that skin layer . The other areas don't take as long , but certainly take longer than a couple weeks. Use the cream longer to get better results. If you still have no success , see your podiatrist for prescription medication . Read more...
Athlete's foot. With chronic athlete's foot I usually recommend a combination approach to treating it successfully. There are many natural and prescription meds that work wonders! Read more...