I have a problem with 1 single toe - its got a bad case of athletes foot fungus on it.. I went to foot doctor about 4months ago, and had it cared for.. she gave me some kind of new cream that worked
very well and cleared it up in 4days. however about 2weeks ago the same darn toe flaired up again
and is so bad it bleeds off and on.. I keep it cleaned off and aired as well I use a anti fungus cream
on it called ""Ertaczo" it works pretty good but its so slow acting. and also use hair dryer for toe
to keep the scab dry. or it bleeds - please note : I tossed out all my old socks - and as well towels
and cleaned the floors in the bathroom and tub well. also toss my shoes out ! they were old deck shoes not worth much ! I cant for the life of me remember the name of the cream she gave me..
and perscribed ( that wasnt covered by my hmo or medco ) so I didnt want to pay 185.00 for the
cream. as it was new .. samples worked quick and well.
does anyone know of a good over the counter medication that works fast and kills off the fungus.
Im seeing the foot doctor tomorrow anyways.. but my toe hurts today. help ! please ..
since no replys on this message! just wanted to say, went to the foot doctor and she got me the correct cream to use and cleaned the problem up (almost overnight) I now have all new socks and shoes and use powder twice daily, and air out my feet 3 times while working ! helps alot..
I also used bleach in the shower and on the floor when cleaning it in the bathroom.. hope that helps
kill off the fungus and germs. well no replys on this one.. so stink foot says goodbye !
This could be a fungal infection. Athlete's foot, also called tinea pedis, is a fungal infection of the feet. Most people want to avoid athlete's foot because it is uncomfortable and unsightly. Left untreated, the Trichophyton and Epidermophyton organisms which cause it can spread to other parts of the body.
By keeping the feet clean and dry, you can avoid athlete's foot infection rather effectively. Socks made from cotton and other materials which will wick moisture away from the foot should be worn, along with shoes made from leather and similar breathable materials. People who sweat a great deal may want to consider changing socks more than once a day to avoid athlete's foot, and using a foot powder to reduce perspiration. Shoes or sandals should also be worn in common areas, especially moist ones where the fungus will thrive.
Many people actually carry the fungus on their feet all the time, but do not develop an infection because they keep their feet clean and dry. Although the name suggests otherwise, the infection can happen to anyone, not just athletes, although people who frequent areas like pools and gyms may be more likely to pick up the fungus and have moist, warm feet for the fungus to grow on. If athlete's foot is detected, take steps to eradicate it quickly. It can lead to increasing discomfort on the part of the foot's owner. Ultimately, the nails of the foot will also become infected, and they may fall off.
To avoid athlete's foot reinfection, there are also a few steps which can be taken. It is possible to reinfect yourself with the fungus, or to spread it to other areas of the body. On other body parts, it is more commonly known as ringworm. The bedding of anyone with athlete's foot should be washed frequently, and floors that their feet come in contact with should also be washed. Shoes worn by the patient should be aired out completely before being worn again, and the use of an enzymatic cleaner or fungicide may help to ensure that the fungus is entirely gone. Socks should be washed and completely dried all the time to avoid athlete's foot, but especially in the case of an active infection.
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