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Athlete’s foot

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What is Athlete's foot?
What is Athlete's foot?
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This term refers to a number of skin problems that athletes suffer from in particular, and this follows from the great friction that the skin of the feet is exposed to in athletes, which leads to redness and pain in the skin of the feet, and causes great pain that may hinder the athlete from playing.
What is Athlete's foot?
What is Athlete's foot?
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The accumulation of fungus may cause skin infection, which causes the appearance of some skin eruptions, which may be painful. In addition to fungal infection, heat and constant friction lead to the formation of what is called athlete’s foot, which is distinguished by its accompanying appearance.
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Treatment Details

Athlete’s foot diagnosis

At the Excellage Clinic, dermatologists can diagnose athlete’s foot infection by the distinctive appearance associated with it, but the diagnosis may need in some special cases to take a scraping from the skin and study it in the laboratory to confirm the infection and inflammation.

Home remedies for athlete’s foot

At Excellage Clinic, we recommend some home tips that may help prevent or even mitigate athlete’s foot, including:

  • Keep your feet clean and dry, as fungus thrives in the moist environment caused by perspiration
  • Use products that contain antifungals, such as products containing clotrimazole.
  • Change socks regularly, which in turn reduces the moist environment suitable for the growth of fungus
  • Wear light, well-ventilated shoes, and avoid shoes made of synthetic materials, such as vinyl or rubber.
  • Protect your feet, and wear sandals or waterproof shoes around public pools and shower rooms.
  • Try not to cause additional scratches to any skin rashes. Itching can also be relieved by soaking in cold water.
  • Do not share shoes with anyone else, so as not to increase the risk of any skin infection.
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Here are some questions and answers that will help you know

What are the drug treatments for athlete’s foot?

Athlete’s foot is a fungal infection, so the drug treatment depends mainly on antifungals, including:

  • Creams that contain clotrimazole (Lotrisone), econazole (Ecoza, Spectazole), or ciclopirox (Lupirox., Penlac).
  • Antifungal pills such as terbinafine (Lamisil) or itraconazole (Sporanox, Tolsura).
  • Sometimes both treatments may be used to solve more complex problems or severe cases.


What are over-the-counter medications?

There are many over-the-counter (OTC) topical antifungal medications, including:

  • miconazole (Dicinex)
  • terbinafine (Lamisil AT)
  • Clotrimazole (Lotrimin AF)
  • Butenafine (Lotrimin Ultra)
  • tolnaftate (Tinactin)


What are the alternative medicine treatments of athlete’s foot?

Some references mentioned the possibility of using some natural products in the treatment of athlete’s foot, as tea tree oil was used as an alternative treatment for the treatment of athlete’s foot.


When is the condition serious?

A bacterial infection associated with a fungal infection can overlap, and this in turn causes ulcers to appear in the feet and hands, the appearance of pus or bleeding, and a high temperature, and here urgent medical advice and prompt medical intervention is necessary.


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