Is chronic athlete's foot (tinea pedis) treatable?

Tinea pedis. Sure tine pedis is curable. I would try a topical anti fungal such as Ertaczo once a day. If it does not get better in 1 month then you might have to start oral medication with topical.
Yes. There are topical creams that you can try for treating athletes foot. They can be found at any pharmacy or drug store. Common examples include Lamisil (terbinafine) or naftin. If there is no resolution, i would recommend being seen by a podiatrist.
Yes! Chronic athlete's foot will likely take longer to completely resolve, but if you've tried topical creams (prescription strength from your doctor) without improvement, you may need a short course of oral anti fungal medication.

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I'm doing a project on athletes foot (tinea pedis) and I was wondering why it's called that?

Which one? It is called athletes foot because gym goers easily spread the fungus to each other by walking barefoot in showers and locker rooms, and because the fungus loves moist, dark environments. It's called tinea pedis medically because tinea is any non-invasive fungal infection that eats the keratin in our skin and pedis means "foot". Tinea corporis, or ring worm, is a similar infection onthebody. Read more...
Fungus + foot. Tinea is the medical term for a fungal infection and pedis is a latin term for foot. Read more...

Doc says peeling on left foot is not tinea pedis nor athletes foot. Still prescribed Clotrimazole. Peelings are there, should I still apply the cream?

Peeling. It is possible that there is some fungal component ( tinea pedis and athlete's foot are the same thing ) , but a sample of the skin should be sent to a lab for culture and identification. See your podiatrist or a dermatologist . Read more...

Skin under the left foot still has small peelings under the toes. Doc said it wasn't tinea pedis or athletes foot. Should I still apply the Clotrimazole?

If the doc said. It wasn't Tinea pedis what did the doc say it was? Wouldn't it be weird to tell you what it's not andnottell you what it is? If its not fungus, then I don't see the point in the antifugal cream ...so is it just dry skin? Eczema? Was a skin scrapping taking? . Read more...

What causes jock itch/athletes foot/ringworm/tinea?

Dermatophytes. Jock itch and athletes foot are caused by fungi called dermatophytes. They are normal inhabitants of our skin. If conditions such as moisture and warmth are excessive these dermatophytes grow , thrive and cause fungal infections. These fungal infections can spread from body part to body part and even from person to person. Keep the areas dry and clean. If you get an infection there are otc meds. Read more...

Ringworm, athletes foot, or jock itch are the same kind of tinea infection?

All are similar. Fungal infections, based on appearance or location. Those are the common names for the infections that are otherwise pretty much the same. Read more...
Yes. All are superficial fungal infections that thrive in the dead cells that cover and protect the skin. Different species of fungus can cause the same or different nuisance illnesses, but all are easy to manage with today's topical medications. Read more...