How is athlete’s foot treated?
So, you believe you have athlete’s feet. Your feet burn and itch on the bottom of the sole and in between your toes. They are pink, if not blister red. Nothing worse than dead dawgs!
Athlete’s foot can often be treated with over-the-counter (OTC) topical antifungal medications. If OTC medications don’t treat your infection, your doctor may prescribe topical or oral prescription-strength antifungal medications. Sometimes these medications can be very strong. If you have an immune system issue or diabetes, inform your doctor first.
There are many OTC topical antifungal medications on the market, including:
- miconazole (Desenex)
- terbinafine (Lamisil AT)
- clotrimazole (Lotrimin AF)
- butenafine (Lotrimin Ultra)
- tolnaftate (Tinactin)
Some of the prescription medications your doctor may prescribe for athlete’s foot include:
- topical, prescription-strength clotrimazole or miconazole
- oral antifungal medications such as itraconazole (Sporanox), fluconazole (Diflucan), or prescription-strength terbinafine (Lamisil)
- topical steroid medications to reduce painful inflammation
- oral antibiotics if bacterial infections develop due to raw skin and blisters
Your doctor may recommend that you soak your feet in salt water or diluted vinegar to help dry up blisters.
Consider Toe Juice as the cure and preventative
Our solution, Toe Juice, has been around for over 30 years. It is an anti-fungal solution that not only kills but prevents any topical fungal disorders like athlete’s foot, warts, acne, fever blisters, bed sores, nail fungus etc. It is an over the counter liquid solution.
It is inexpensive, easy to get and easy to apply with a cotton pad, cotton ball, cloth, paper towel etc. Do not reuse the applicator. Apply as many times as possible during the day and let dry for 5-10 minutes. This will not only kill the fungus but refresh your feet. Once the fungus is dead you can keep using Toe Juice as a refreshment and preventative. It will medicate and refresh your skin. You will quickly be able to dance, run, walk and play again.!
There are several things you can do to help prevent athlete’s foot infections:
- Use Toe Juice on a daily basis
- Don’t share socks, shoes, or towels with others.
- Change your socks when your feet get sweaty.
- Wash your feet with soap and water every day and dry them thoroughly, especially between the toes.
- Wash socks, bedding and towels in water that’s 140°F (60°C) or higher. Combining washing socks and application of OTC antifungal recommendations should treat most cases of athlete’s foot. You can disinfect your shoes by using disinfectant wipes (like Clorox wipes) or sprays.
- Put antifungal powder on your feet every day.
- Wear sandals in public showers, around public swimming pools, and in other public places.
- Wear socks made out of breathable fibers, such as cotton or wool, or made out of synthetic fibers that wick moisture away from your skin.
- Air out your feet when you are at home by going barefoot.
- Wear shoes made of breathable materials.
- Alternate between two pairs of shoes, wearing each pair every other day, to give your shoes time to dry out between uses. Moisture will allow the fungus to continue to grow.