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What are some creams and lotions I can use for my athlete's foot?
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In brief: To start with...
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.

In brief: To start with...
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.
Dr. David Hettinger
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Dr. Jeffrey Benabio
Dermatology
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In brief: Terbinafine cream
Athlete's foot is common and can be tenacious.
Antifungal creams that contain terbinafine, butenafine, or Clotrimazole will eliminate the fungus. It can take up to two weeks and unfortunately foot fungus is notorious for coming back. Getting new socks and sandals once the rash is gone can help.

In brief: Terbinafine cream
Athlete's foot is common and can be tenacious.
Antifungal creams that contain terbinafine, butenafine, or Clotrimazole will eliminate the fungus. It can take up to two weeks and unfortunately foot fungus is notorious for coming back. Getting new socks and sandals once the rash is gone can help.
Dr. Jeffrey Benabio
Dr. Jeffrey Benabio
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In brief: Lamisil (terbinafine)
Lamisil (terbinafine) at is a good antifungal to treat athlete's feet.
Use it as directed on the label and most get good results. If you do this and the problem persists, you may need to see a podiatrist or dermatologist. Keep in mind that because you cure an episode of athlete's foot you are not immune to reinfection. Keeping your feet clean and dry: using foot powders, rotating shoes, etc can reduce this.

In brief: Lamisil (terbinafine)
Lamisil (terbinafine) at is a good antifungal to treat athlete's feet.
Use it as directed on the label and most get good results. If you do this and the problem persists, you may need to see a podiatrist or dermatologist. Keep in mind that because you cure an episode of athlete's foot you are not immune to reinfection. Keeping your feet clean and dry: using foot powders, rotating shoes, etc can reduce this.
Dr. Joseph Newman
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