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Is it safe to go for swimming with the athletes foot?

I ve had athletes foot for about a month and a half after 2 weeks of it I called my renal transplant doctor and they called down some prescription ointment. It went away for about a week and now came back worse and the medicine doesnt seem to be helping this time. What Should I do? Also my brother invited me to go swimming in his pool at his house.
Asked On : Tue, 31 May 2011
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First get yourself examined by a Dermatologist so that he can examine you and prescribe a different medication. Your Doctor may prescribe a another anti fungal drug. Wash and dry the affected area. Then, apply a thin layer of the topical agent once or twice a day for at least 4 weeks, If your athlete's foot recurs frequently, your doctor may recommend that you use a medication continuously. Avoid swimming, wearing shoe and always wear sandals until the infection is cleared.

Wish you Good Health, Take Care.
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