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Suggest treatment for fungal infection between toes

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Posted on Tue, 15 Jul 2014
Question: Hi Dr, I have been having a problem on my right feet between the last two fingures , the skin between the fingure peels off as if its soked in water, feel its because their is not much gap between figures to flow air to dry it, but its happening from some years, specially in monsoon and winter, im afraid it wud lead to some infection in future, attached the pics, pls advice how to stop it
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Answered by Dr. Sanjay Kumar Kanodia (23 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
fungal infection; prevent moistness at the area

Detailed Answer:
Hello,

Welcome and thanks for posting your query to the forum.

After reading your query with diligence I can make out that you are suffering from fungal infection at right feet between the last two fingers. It appears that this is a recurrent type of fungal infection which is occurring again and again every year.

Fungal infections are common type of infections which can affect anybody at any site. But more commonly it affects the areas which are more prone for sweating or moist areas (as in your case). More specifically these are related to the hygiene and environmental factors along with certain systemic complaints.

Due to hot and humid climate or due to tight and synthetic clothing,it leads to growth of fungus at any part of the body. Additionally persons who have bit excess of sugar are also prone for the growth of fungus.

At feet area if you continuously wear shoes then the area becomes quite moist leading to growth of fungus.

For the betterment kindly follow the suggestion below:

- Keep your self away from hot and humid climate.

- Take two times bath.

- Wear cotton socks to be changed two times a day. Do not wear any synthetic socks.

- Do cold compression or warm water compresses according to the weather condition at night time to take off all the dead skin.

- Either do not wear shoes or if you wear then not for long hours.

-In my patients with your kind of problem I suggest them to apply latest anti-fungal creams such as "Sertaconazole" or "Amorolfine " and take anti-fungal tablets according to medical advise.

-You can take oral anti histamine like loratadine or levocetrizine two times a day under medial advise if there is moderate to severe itching is present.

-Don't try to scratch or rub the area as can lead to further aggravation of the problem.

- You can use any good antiperspirant powders daily to avoid future infection.


You need to check all the conditions of moistness or humidity to prevent fungal growth.


I hope these information's will help you. If you have further queries I will be happy to help.

"Wish you good health and early recovery from the problem"

Regards,
Dr Sanjay Kumar Kanodia
MD (Dermatology)
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Brief Answer: fungal infection; prevent moistness at the area Detailed Answer: Hello, Welcome and thanks for posting your query to the forum. After reading your query with diligence I can make out that you are suffering from fungal infection at right feet between the last two fingers. It appears that this is a recurrent type of fungal infection which is occurring again and again every year. Fungal infections are common type of infections which can affect anybody at any site. But more commonly it affects the areas which are more prone for sweating or moist areas (as in your case). More specifically these are related to the hygiene and environmental factors along with certain systemic complaints. Due to hot and humid climate or due to tight and synthetic clothing,it leads to growth of fungus at any part of the body. Additionally persons who have bit excess of sugar are also prone for the growth of fungus. At feet area if you continuously wear shoes then the area becomes quite moist leading to growth of fungus. For the betterment kindly follow the suggestion below: - Keep your self away from hot and humid climate. - Take two times bath. - Wear cotton socks to be changed two times a day. Do not wear any synthetic socks. - Do cold compression or warm water compresses according to the weather condition at night time to take off all the dead skin. - Either do not wear shoes or if you wear then not for long hours. -In my patients with your kind of problem I suggest them to apply latest anti-fungal creams such as "Sertaconazole" or "Amorolfine " and take anti-fungal tablets according to medical advise. -You can take oral anti histamine like loratadine or levocetrizine two times a day under medial advise if there is moderate to severe itching is present. -Don't try to scratch or rub the area as can lead to further aggravation of the problem. - You can use any good antiperspirant powders daily to avoid future infection. You need to check all the conditions of moistness or humidity to prevent fungal growth. I hope these information's will help you. If you have further queries I will be happy to help. "Wish you good health and early recovery from the problem" Regards, Dr Sanjay Kumar Kanodia MD (Dermatology)