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How Can I Get Rid of Athlete's Foot?

By    |   Thursday, 19 March 2015 04:08 PM

Question: What’s the best way to get rid of athlete’s foot? I’ve tried over-the-counter sprays and powders and nothing seems to work.

Dr. Hibberd's answer:  
Athlete’s foot can be resistant to treatment. Over-the-counter powders are very good, but often sufferers need to seek out selective prescription agents to clear it up more rapidly (4 to 6 weeks).
Fungal infections tend to be resistant and very slow growing, making their eradication a much lengthier affair than the time we usually notice for bacterial infections to clear with antibiotics.
 Also, it often is wise to have a professional evaluate you to be sure you have athlete’s foot (a fungal infection of superficial tissue) and not another condition such as eczema, psoriasis, or a bacterial infection.
If over-the-counter agents have failed, see your doctor for a prescription for a more powerful option to treat your foot condition.

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Athlete's foot can be resistant to treatment and may require a doctor's attention, if over-the-counter remedies don't alleviate it.
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