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Does desitin (zinc oxide diaper cream) work to treat athletes foot?

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Dr. Chuc Dang
Podiatry
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In brief: Desitin (zinc oxide diaper cream) =Zn oxide

Desitin (zinc oxide diaper cream) is used for diaper rash, its ingredient = zinc oxide, is not an antifungal.
Since athlete's foot (tinea pedis) is caused by a fungus in the skin of the feet, u get better results if using an antifungal topical-- cream, ointment, powder or spray--. Common otc topical agents are terbinafine(lamisil), azoles: ketocon(nizoral), clotrim (lotrimin), flucon (mycocide) & tolnaftate (tinactin).

In brief: Desitin (zinc oxide diaper cream) =Zn oxide

Desitin (zinc oxide diaper cream) is used for diaper rash, its ingredient = zinc oxide, is not an antifungal.
Since athlete's foot (tinea pedis) is caused by a fungus in the skin of the feet, u get better results if using an antifungal topical-- cream, ointment, powder or spray--. Common otc topical agents are terbinafine(lamisil), azoles: ketocon(nizoral), clotrim (lotrimin), flucon (mycocide) & tolnaftate (tinactin).
Dr. Chuc Dang
Dr. Chuc Dang
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In brief: No

You need an antifungal like clotrimizole creme.

In brief: No

You need an antifungal like clotrimizole creme.
Dr. Jonathan Posner
Dr. Jonathan Posner
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