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Athlete's Foot

Alternate Names : Tinea Pedis, Dermatophytosis

Athlete's Foot | Symptoms & Signs | Diagnosis & Tests | Prevention & Expectations | Treatment & Monitoring

What are the treatments for the disease?

Athlete's foot is easy to treat at home using an over-the-counter antifungal cream. The creams may contain tolnaftate, miconazole, or other medicines.

If over-the-counter creams do not work, a prescription medicine will be needed. The healthcare provider may prescribe antifungal pills, such as itraconazole or fluconazole.

Once the infection has healed, a person should follow the prevention measures listed above. The best way to avoid problems is to check the feet often for signs of anything unusual.

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Author: Bill O'Halloran, DPM
Reviewer: Eileen McLaughlin, RN, BSN
Date Reviewed: 07/27/01

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