Lamisil (terbinafine) cream. Or lotrimin (clotrimazole) cream. The are otc. If the athletes foot continues see a dermatologist or podiatrist.
Antifungal cream. Feel free to try what they have in the local pharmacy. I.E lotrimin, (clotrimazole) clortrimazole, destine etc.
Anti-fungal cream. Athlete's foot is a fungus infection of the skin. The fungus is somewhat contagious, but it is hard to tell how much contact one must have with the fungus before one develops a rash. If the rash spreads to the toenails, the fungus will be harder to get rid of. To treat this skin fungus, one can use Lotrimin AF (clotrimazole), an over-the-counter cream that is inexpensive and is sold everywhere.
Eczema. It is doubtful you have a tinea aka fungal infection on the palms of your hands most likely it is eczema. See a dermatologist or family physician and a topical steroid can help with this.
Antifungals. I don't know what you mean by "home treatments, " but there are many over-the-counter antifungal medications that can be used at home. In addition, it's important to keep the feet as dry as possible. Dry them well after showering and avoid polyester socks or shoes that don't breathe.
Treat and prevent. Athlete's foot is a fungal infection. In addition to using over the counter treatments like creams and sprays, you want to make sure you create an environment that fungus will not want to come back to. This includes keeping your feet dry and disinfecting your shoes. Also, keep in mind, fungus is everywhere. Any disruption in the skin can attract the fungus - avoid too dry skin too.
Yes. There are many excellent herbal and natural treatments for athlete's foot that I recommend. Patients that can not or do not want to take prescription meds do very well going this route!
Lamisil (terbinafine) Use Lamisil (terbinafine) which does not require a prescription.
Athlete's Foot. Make sure it is athletes foot fist. Most cases will resolve with over the counter meds. If the area does not improve or gets worse see your doc. The areas of the foot can develope combined infections that have both fungal and bacterial contributions...Don't let it get bad.
Form of Dry Skin. My colleagues answers are correct, except that 4 y/o kids rarely have athlete's foot or fungal infections of feet due their inherant skin chemistry. Usually it is a dry skin varient with breakdown of skin. Drying the feet, frequent application of moisturizer and cortisone cream almost always clear this condition.
Meds. Anti fungal meds.
See below. There are many otc medications that work well, but if persistent see a podiatrist for treatment.
Anti-fungal. Athlete's foot is caused by a fungus, so you need to pick from the many over-the-counter antifungal preparations out there. There are sprays, powders, creams - pick the type best suited to your preferences. Then be patient. Fungal infections are slow to cure - symptoms will get better, but complete cure takes weeks. If nails involved, you need to see doc or podiatrist for further treatment.
Itching. Scaly skin, redness.
See below. Itching, open sores, odor.
A couple weeks... 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.
10 days. Otc generic antifungals are very good. Ventilate feet. Do not wear sox to bed. See a dermatologist if persists.
2 weeks not unusual. 2 weeks is a short time. Make sure you are seeing some improvement or you may need to change medication.
Since all three. Have different treatments it would be wise to get an accurate diagnosis which a foot doctor or dermatologist should be able to help you with.