How long can the athlete's foot fungus live outside of the body?

Forever. Fungus is in the environment and survives indefinitely. However, if you are concerned about your shoes or shower, as long as you take precaution and use anti-fungal creams and spray you can prevent re/infection. Remember fungus like dark, moist areas.

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Had athletes foot. Now my body is feeling itchy, can foot fungus cause that?

Doubtful. Foot fungus uncommonly spreads to the rest of the body. One must consider other causes of your itching if persistent, especially if no rash is present. Read more...
Depends. Are you seeing a similar rash all over your body that you had on your feet? If so then the fungal infection is spreading and you need to get medication to help control the infection. If not then make sure you are using lotion on a daily basis since it may be just dry skin. Read more...

What's the best way to fight foot fungus or athletes foot?

To start with... The best otc medication (in my opinion) is lotrimin (clotrimazole) ultra. Socks should be a synthetic material (i know i'll take heat for this) like those manufactured by thorlo [http://www.Thorlo.Com/]. Dilute vinegar soaks are good as well. Dry the inside of your shoes by placing them up-side down over an air return vent at home overnight. If this doesn't make things better in a couple days, see a podiatrist. Read more...
Foot fungus. The best way to treat a foot fungus is to use it a topical anti-fungal cream. You may need a prescription anti-fungal cream depending on the severity of the fungal infection. Read more...

Hi doctors, was just wondering what is foot fungus and athletes foot? Are they connected?

Same Thing... The best otc medication (in my opinion) is lotrimin (clotrimazole) ultra. Socks should be a synthetic material like those manufactured by thorlo [http://www.Thorlo.Com/]. Dilute vinegar soaks are good as well. A new product called "clean sweep" can be used to sterilize the inside of your shoes too. (http://thetetracorp.Com/products/clean-sweep/) see a podiatrist for more options. Read more...

Is lotrimim ultra or loprox (ciclopirox) more affective for athletes foot fungus?

Begin at lowest cost. OTC generic miconazole and clotrimazole are least expensive and usually work the same as the products you submit. Ventillate feet, never wear sox in bed. Read more...

What works to remove the hard skin on the feet that is caused by athletes foot fungus?

See below. Use a pumice stone or callous file and then apply athletes foot cream to the area. Read more...
Callused skin. Foot fungus and callused skin can be two different diagnosis.. if you are concerned an exam or photo will help in determining the correct diagnosis and proper treatment plan specific to you. There are wonderful natural products that get rid of callused skin on the bottom of the feet as well as athlete's feet! Read more...