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My athletes foot seems to be escalating, although I keep my

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My athlete's foot seems to be escalating, although I keep my foot clean, and follow the directions on the medication. Can this be solved on my own? Should I persue professional help?
Submitted: 7 years ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  Dr.Saurabh Joshi replied 7 years ago.

What medication are you using ?

Do you have any bleeding ?

Customer: replied 7 years ago.
The usual foot sprays. Have tried all brands. Desenex seems to work best. It retards for a short time then returns, sometimes worse. It will bleed when I'm cleaning dead skin from area, but never on its own.
Expert:  Dr.Saurabh Joshi replied 7 years ago.

Since when are you self treating this ?

Do you have diabetes ?
Customer: replied 7 years ago.
I'm an ex-athlete since high school. The problem was minor and located between the 3rd and 4th toes of my right foot. I would treat it, and it would go away for months. Now it seems to remain at all times, and has spead to my 2nd toe as well. Not painful unless I scratch it too much. It has my toes looking pretty gross. Hope you have advice.
Expert:  Dr.Saurabh Joshi replied 7 years ago.

You need to keep the area hygienic and dry after washing / bathing.

This seems to be recurring and the OTC treatment does not seem ot offer a permanent cure.

You need to show this to a doctor for an infection and a possible antifungal ointment prescription.

Maintaining hygiene and dryness are very important besides the antifungals.

As this involves your toes, which tend to sweat inside shoes you need to apply a medicated powder like Abzorb, that would keep the area dry and avoid a recurrence of this infection.

Kind Regards,

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