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Suggest treatment for athletes foot

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Posted on Wed, 20 May 2015
Question: Hello,
I have something like atheletes foot and its been here for the past 6 months. Can you please suggest some medicines for it.
Thank you
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Answered by Dr. Vivek Chail (25 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Please confirm condition and then use medicines

Detailed Answer:
Hi XXXX
Thanks for writing in to us.

I have read through your query in detail.
Athletes foot is a fungal infection due to ring worm and this condition causes itching and flaking and occurs in those who have a higher tendency of sweat formation. Silverex and neosporin will not work in ringworm infection. A consultation with your doctor or dermatologist is suggested and after confirmation, you can apply any one of the anti fungal ointments mentioned below.

There is ointment Candid B which contains antfungal and steroid combination clotrimazole 1 % w/w, beclometasone dipropionate 0.025 % w/w and is a good medication for ringworm infection.

The ointment Betnovate GM contains antifungal, antibacterial and steroid combination betamethasone valerate 0.12 % w/w, gentamycin sulphate 0.1 % w/w, miconazole nitrate 2 % w/w and works as good as Candid B ointment.

You can use Candid B or Betnovate GM ointments and both the creams contain steroid and antifungal combination. This may be applied on the skin twice a day. It will start healing in two weeks time and you can apply for about a month.

Apart from this you also must avoid wearing shoes and socks. Please wear slippers and avoid getting your feet moist and wipe it dry after washing. Moist conditions make it favorable for the fungus to multiply.

If you have a fungal infection then the itching should decrease after 15 days to a month. If there is no improvement after following above suggestions then please consult your dermatologist again for review of your condition and medicines.

Please feel free to correct any oversight in my interpretation of your problems and discuss them in detail as per your requirements.

Hope your query is answered.
Do write back if you have any doubts.

Regards,
Dr.Vivek
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Follow up: Dr. Vivek Chail (17 hours later)
Thank you so much for your detailed consultation.

I started applying Betnovate from this morning.

Do you also recommend any oral anti-fungal medicines which will speed up the healing process ?

Thank you
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Answered by Dr. Vivek Chail (38 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Oral anti fungal medicine is used only if cream does not show response

Detailed Answer:
Hi XXXX,
Thanks for writing back with an update.

1. If applied regularly then your fungal infection should get better in 15 days time but you should apply the medicine for a month and half and follow precautions for best result.

2. Oral anti fungal medicine is given only if the cream does not work after applying for a month. The oral anti fungal medicines should be used only then.

Hope your query is answered.
Do write back if you have any doubts.

Regards,
Dr.Vivek
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Brief Answer: Please confirm condition and then use medicines Detailed Answer: Hi XXXX Thanks for writing in to us. I have read through your query in detail. Athletes foot is a fungal infection due to ring worm and this condition causes itching and flaking and occurs in those who have a higher tendency of sweat formation. Silverex and neosporin will not work in ringworm infection. A consultation with your doctor or dermatologist is suggested and after confirmation, you can apply any one of the anti fungal ointments mentioned below. There is ointment Candid B which contains antfungal and steroid combination clotrimazole 1 % w/w, beclometasone dipropionate 0.025 % w/w and is a good medication for ringworm infection. The ointment Betnovate GM contains antifungal, antibacterial and steroid combination betamethasone valerate 0.12 % w/w, gentamycin sulphate 0.1 % w/w, miconazole nitrate 2 % w/w and works as good as Candid B ointment. You can use Candid B or Betnovate GM ointments and both the creams contain steroid and antifungal combination. This may be applied on the skin twice a day. It will start healing in two weeks time and you can apply for about a month. Apart from this you also must avoid wearing shoes and socks. Please wear slippers and avoid getting your feet moist and wipe it dry after washing. Moist conditions make it favorable for the fungus to multiply. If you have a fungal infection then the itching should decrease after 15 days to a month. If there is no improvement after following above suggestions then please consult your dermatologist again for review of your condition and medicines. Please feel free to correct any oversight in my interpretation of your problems and discuss them in detail as per your requirements. Hope your query is answered. Do write back if you have any doubts. Regards, Dr.Vivek