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Please suggest some effective medicine for athlete's foot. Please help me out, its so irritating.

Please suggest some effective medicine for athlete's foot. Please help me out, its so irritating.
Athlete's foot (tinea pedis) is a fungal infection that usually begins between the toes. It commonly occurs in people whose feet have become very sweaty while confined within tightfitting shoes. Signs and symptoms of athlete's foot include a scaly rash that usually causes itching, stinging and burning. Athlete's foot is contagious and can be spread via contaminated floors, towels or clothing. Athlete's foot is closely related to other fungal infections such as ringworm and jock itch. It can be treated with over-the-counter antifungal medications, but the infection often recurs. Prescription medications also are available. Symptoms athlete's foot usually causes a scaly red rash. The rash typically begins in between the toes. Itching is often the worst right after you take off your shoes and socks. Some types of athlete's foot feature blisters or ulcers. The moccasin variety of athlete's foot causes chronic dryness and scaling on the soles that extends up the side of the foot. It can be mistaken for eczema or even as dry skin. The infection can affect one or both feet and can spread to your hand — especially if you scratch or pick at the infected parts of your feet. When to see a doctorif you have a rash on your foot that doesn't improve after self-treatment, see your doctor. If you have diabetes, see your doctor if you suspect you have athlete's foot, especially if you notice any signs of a possible secondary bacterial infection such as excessive redness, swelling, drainage or fever. Causes athlete's foot is caused by the same type of fungus that causes ringworm and jock itch. Damp socks and shoes and warm, humid conditions favor the organisms' growth. Athlete's foot is contagious and can be spread by contact with an infected person or from contact with contaminated surfaces, such as towels, floors and shoes. Risk factors you are at higher risk of athlete's foot if you: •are a man •frequently wear damp socks or tightfitting shoes •share mats, rugs, bed linens, clothes or shoes with someone who has a fungal infection •walk barefoot in public areas where the infection can spread, such as locker rooms, saunas, swimming pools, communal baths and showers complications your athlete's foot infection can spread to other parts of your body, including: •your hand. People who scratch or pick at the infected parts of their feet may develop a similar infection in one of their hands. •your nails. The fungi associated with athlete's foot can also infect your toenails, a location that tends to be more resistant to treatment. •your groin. Jock itch is often caused by the same fungus that results in athlete's foot. It's common for the infection to spread from the feet to the groin as the fungus can travel on your hands or on a towel. Prevention these tips can help you avoid athlete's foot or ease the symptoms if infection occurs: •keep your feet dry, especially between your toes. Go barefoot to let your feet air out as much as possible when you're home. Dry between your toes after a bath or shower. •change socks regularly. If your feet get very sweaty, change your socks twice a day. •wear light, well-ventilated shoes. Avoid shoes made of synthetic material, such as vinyl or rubber. •alternate pairs of shoes. Don't wear the same pair every day so that you give your shoes time to dry after each use. •protect your feet in public places. Wear waterproof sandals or shoes around public pools, showers and lockers rooms. •treat your feet. Use powder, preferably antifungal, on your feet daily. •don't share shoes. Sharing risks spreading a fungal infection.
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I am suffering with an infection on toes. which secretions of fowl smell something and painful to walking about. Please let me know what kind of medicine help me to get rid of that.

I am suffering with an infection on toes. which secretions of fowl smell something and painful to walking about. Plea...
U need to give further details/pics of affected area. It can be bacterial/ fungal infection or eczema or dermatitis. Moisturize frequently. Avoid sudden changes in temperature or humidity. Avoid sweating or overheating. Reduce stress. Avoid scratchy materials, such as wool. Avoid harsh soaps, detergents, and solvents. Be aware of any foods that may cause an outbreak and avoid those foods. For this homeopathic treatment is very effective For more details u can consult me.
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Athlete's Foot - How To Get Rid Of It?

Athlete's Foot - How To Get Rid Of It?

Athlete's foot is a common form of a fungal infection. It most commonly occurs between the toes and is medically known as tinea pedis. The most common cause are sweaty feet which when enclosed inside a tight-fitting shoe for a prolonged time leads to this condition. The most common symptom of athlete's foot is a scaly rash which causes itching and burning on your foot. It is a contagious disease and is most commonly spread through towels or clothing of people who have that disease. It can also be spread through the floors which people with athlete's foot walk on. Here is everything you need to know about athlete's foot.


1. Dirty wet socks inside covered shoes
As mentioned earlier, athlete's foot is a contagious disease which originates from wearing dirty wet socks inside covered shoes. 

2. Infection
You may also get it by coming into contact with an infected person or their towels and/or clothing. Even walking on the same floor as they walk on may cause an infection.


1. Scaly red rash
There is usually a scaly red rash in between the toes when you have athlete's foot.

2. Itching
There will be severe itching throughout the persistence of this disease especially when you first take off your shoes.

3. Blisters and ulcers
This is not a very common symptom of athlete's foot. However, blisters and ulcers do occur on certain types of athlete's foot.

4. Chronic dryness and scaling
This occurs on the soles of the feet and then slowly starts spreading upwards. These symptoms only occur on the type of athlete's foot known as moccasin. Due to this, athlete's foot is often mistaken for eczema and sometimes even dry skin.

5. Spreading to the hand
Athlete's foot always starts in your legs and in some cases spread to your hands as well. The likelihood of athlete's foot spreading to your hand is increased if you scratch or pick at the areas of the foot infected.


There are three stages of treatment and these depend on the severity of the infection.

1. Over-the-counter medicines
In the first stage of treatment, the doctor will simply prescribe over-the-counter antifungal ointments, sprays or powders.

2. Prescription medications
In the next stage of treatment, prescription medications need to be applied to your feet.

3. Antifungal pills
If nothing else works, only then should antifungal pills be prescribed.

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How to take sbl graphites 30? How many drops? Please answer it for the fungal foot finger.

How to take sbl graphites 30? How many drops? Please answer it for the fungal foot finger.
Hi, 3 drops on 5 ml water once a day for 4 days, not much repetition needed, chat for further guidance.
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I am suffering to ringworm or tinea corporis, tinea cruris from last one year. I used many medicine i.e lulifin lotion, forearm cream, itraconazole or fluconazole tablet.

These medicines only suppress the condition and not give any permanent cure. You have to keep on taking the medicines but as soon as you quit the problem intensify again. In order to get rid of this trouble you should start with homoeopathic medicines and get a permanent solution. Regards
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एथलीट फुट के लक्षण, कारण, इलाज - Athlete's Foot Ke Lakshan, Karan, Ilaj!

एथलीट फुट के लक्षण, कारण, इलाज - Athlete's Foot Ke Lakshan, Karan, Ilaj!

एथलीट फुट (टिनिया पेडीस) एक कवक संक्रामक रोग है. इस रोग की शुरुवात आमतौर पर पैर की उंगलियों के बीच से होता है. आपको बता दें कि एथलीट फुट (टिनिया पेडीस) आमतौर पर उन लोगों में होता है जिनके पैर तंग-फिटिंग जूते के भीतर ही सीमित होते हैं. जाहीर है कि ऐसे में इन लोगों के पैर में बहुत पसीना आयेगा. फिर यही पसीने और उँगलियों की संकीर्णता आगे चलकर इस बीमारी के जन्म का कारण बनती है. आइए इस लेख के माध्यम से हम एथलीट फूट के विभिन्न आयामों पर एक नजर डालें ताकि इसे लेकर लोगों की जानकारी में वृद्धि हो सके.

कैसे फैलता है एथलीट फुट (टिनिया पेडीस)-

एथलीट फुट के लक्षणों में त्वचा पर दाने आना शामिल होता है. जिसमें आमतौर पर खुजली, चुभन और जलन होती है. यह एक संक्रामक बिमारी है जो दूषित फर्श, तौलिए या कपड़ों के माध्यम से फैल सकता है. एथलीट्स फुट अन्य कवक संक्रमणों से भी संबंधित है, जैसे कि दाद और जॉक खुजली. इसका उपचार ओवर-द-काउंटर एंटिफंगल दवाओं के साथ किया जा सकता है, लेकिन संक्रमण बार-बार हो सकता है. डॉक्टर द्वारा निर्धारित की गई दवाएं भी उपलब्ध हैं.

एथलीट फुट के कारण-

एथलीट फुट का कारण दाद और जोक खुजली फैलाने वाला कवक होता है. इस कवक के विकास को बढ़ावा देने में गीले मोज़े या नम मौसम सबसे ज्यादा जिम्मेदार होते हैं. एथलीट फुट संक्रामक है और प्रभावित व्यक्ति के संपर्क में आने से या दूषित तौलिये, फर्श या जूतों के माध्यम से भी फेल सकता है. आपको एथलीट फुट होने का जोखिम हो सकता है, अगर आप :
* एक आदमी हैं
* बार-बार नम्म मोज़ो या जूतों का इस्तेमाल करते हैं
* किसी कवक रोग से प्रभावित व्यक्ति की बिस्तर, चादर, कपड़े या जूते उपयोग करते हैं.
* अगर आप इन्फेक्शन फैलने के जोखिम वाली स्थान पर नंगे पैर चलते हैं (स्विमिंग पूल, लाकर रूम, सम्प्रदायक स्नान, सॉना, आदि)

एथलीट फुट के लक्षण-
एथलीट फुट आपकी त्वचा पर लाल चकत्ते पैदा कर देता है. यह चकत्ते आमतौर पर पैर के अँगूठों के बीच से शुरू होते हैं. चकत्तों में खुजली जूते और मोज़े उतारने के बाद और बढ़ जाती है. कुछ तरीके का एथलीट फुट छाले और अलसर की तरह दिखता है. ऐथलीट्स फुट की वजह से ड्राईनेस और पंजो की स्केलिंग भी हो सकती है जो पैर के ऊपरी ओर फैलती है. कई बार लोग इसे एक्ज़िमा या ड्राई स्किन समझने की गलती कर देते हैं. यह आपके एक या दोनों पैरों को प्रभावित कर सकता है और आपके हाथ की तरफ भी फ़ैल सकता है. विशेषतौर पर अगर आप प्रभावित क्षेत्र को छूते या खरोंचते हैं.

डॉक्टर से कब संपर्क करें?
अगर आपके पैरों पर लाल चकत्ते हों, जो हफ़्तों के सेल्फ ट्रीटमेंट के बाद भी ठीक न हो. यदि आपको डायबिटीज है और आपको एथलीट फुट होने का अंदेशा हो रहा हो या आपको अपने पैरों में अत्यधिक लाल चकत्ते, सूजन, पैरों से पानी आना या बुखार जैसे लक्षण दिखने लगें तो शीघ्र अपने डॉक्टर से संपर्क करें.

एथलीट फुट का इलाज
अगर आपका एथलीट फुट नरम है तो आपके डॉक्टर आपको ओवर-द-काउंटर एंटीफंगल मरहम, लोशन, पाउडर या स्प्रे निर्धारित कर सकते हैं. इसके बाद भी एथलीट्स फुट ठीक नहीं होता है तो आपको डॉक्टर द्वारा निर्धारित दवाइयों की आवश्कयता पड़ सकती है. गंभीर इन्फेक्शन के मामलो में, ओरल मेडिकेशन की ज़रुरत भी पड़ सकती है.

एथलीट फुट की जटिलताएं

एथलीट फुट आपके शरीर के कई हिस्सों में फ़ैल सकता है, जैसे कि :

* हाथ: - जो लोग प्रभावित क्षेत्र को छूते या खुजाते हैं, उनमे ये इन्फेक्शन हाथों में भी फ़ैल सकता है.

* नाखून: - एथलीट्स फुट से संबंधित कवक आपके पैरों के नाखून को भी प्रभावित कर सकता है. ये हिस्सा उपचार प्रतिरोधी होता है.

* आपकी ऊसन्धि: - जोक खुजली का कारण अक्सर एथलीट्स फुट फैलाने वाला कवक ही होता है. संक्रमण का पैरों से ऊसन्धि की ओर फैलना सामान्य है, क्योंकि कवक आपके तौलिये के माध्यम से फैल सकता है.

Tinea Corporis - Causes, Symptoms And Treatment!

Tinea Corporis - Causes, Symptoms And Treatment!

When skin is infected by a fungus, the resultant infection is called tinea corporis (ringworm). It is most common in athletes and children. The infection may appear on the scalp, beards, groin, in between the toes and other places.


Tinea corporis can be caused by:
1. Skin contact
2. It is contagious, so if you use towels, bed linens and clothes of an infected person, you will get infected too.
3. Touching a pet infected by tinea corporis.

Signs and Symptoms
1. The rash starts as a scant area of red, bumpy pimples and spots. Then the rash forms a ring, with raised, red borders and a clear middle. The border might look scaly.
2. The rash may show up on face, legs, arms or other body areas which are exposed.
3. The area feels itchy. It might also be flaky and dry. You might even experience hair loss in the infected area.

The skin in the area will be gently scraped off and the sample will be collected. Then, the sample will be viewed under a microscope. That will help discerning, which type of fungus is causing the infection.


The following treatment regime must be followed:

1. The skin must be kept dry and clean.
2. Fungal creams are best. Creams that contain miconazole, ketoconazole, clotrimazole or oxiconazole are excellent for fungal infections.
3. Only apply the cream on clean skin. You can use it twice in a day. Bandaging the infected area is not recommended.
4. To prevent the infection from spreading, wash your towels in warm water and use clean towels every time you bathe. Also, clean the bathroom and wear freshly washed clothes.
5. If pets are infected, treat them as well.

The infection usually goes away under 4 weeks. The infection may branch out to the nails, groin, scalp and feet. Self-care is effective, but if symptoms persist, then do consult a specialist. Ringworms have certain complications, such as scratching the skin too much causes skin infections and other skin disorders, which may need further treatment.

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Foot Arch Pain - How To Prevent It?

Foot Arch Pain - How To Prevent It?

Foot arch pain is used in broader context for describing pain in bones, ligaments, muscles and nerve on the foot bottom. Slight damage to any of the components in the foot bottom can cause great pain. For starters, the pain lasts for a brief period, but increases over time if the condition is left untreated. Foot arch pain is more commonly witnessed in people over the age of 60 and among athletes engaged in sports of high impact.
The treatment plan of the pain totally depends on the cause. An early and right diagnosis goes a long way in treating the condition faster. For occasional mild to moderate pain, simple solutions such as footwear change can do the trick. Doctors often suggest four simple methods. This starts with rest followed by applying ice and then trying compression and elevation.

Anti-inflammatory medications are used to treat foot arch pain. Cases that are severe in nature can be treated with steroid and anti-inflammatory injections. For extreme cases, cortisol injections are prescribed too. This is done to relieve pain and release plantar fascia. Even stretching exercises are known to give relief from the pain. Some of the recommended exercises during this period are:

  1. Stretch-related to plantar fascia: This exercise should be performed by crossing the legs at the junction of the knee. The body weight should be rested on the unaffected leg and it should gradually come down to touch the toe. The idea is to stretch the plantar fascia. A set of 20 such movements should be practised on a daily basis. Each movement should last for about 10 seconds.
  2. Foot flexing: This exercise can be practised before getting out of bed. This is the tie when the pain from the plantar fascia is felt the most. This exercise should be repeated 20 times each lasting for about 10 seconds.
  3. Rolling stretch: This exercise should be started by sitting in a chair. A tennis ball should be placed under the foot arch and the same should be rolled back and forth for ten times at a time. The same should be repeated with the second foot. Once this posture gets comfortable, the same should be practised by standing on the ball. It is known to be extremely useful for people suffering from foot arch pain.

How to prevent foot arch pain?
1. Wear shoes that are half an inch lose as they will make feel comfortable while walking
2. Losing weight; obese tends to cause pain in the foot arch
3. Performing free hand exercise and simple stretching on a daily basis
4. Not to overuse the foot. People who stand for more than 5-6 hours at stretch on a daily basis are observed to have foot arch pain.

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