Athlete's foot

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john wickens
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by john wickens on Thu Sep 19, 2019 8:18 pm

Athlete's foot

Is there any effective cure for Athlete's foot? I've tried all the proprietary brands following the instructions to the letter, but it always returns after a brief pause -help please !

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Dr Sharon Wong
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by Dr Sharon Wong on Tue Oct 01, 2019 9:41 am

Re: Athlete's foot

In more persistent/severe cases of athletes foot your gp can prescribe you a course of oral antifungal medication. However it is important to address factors that contribute to recurrent episodes. Recurrent Athletes foot is more frequent in those who wear occlusive footwear, sweat a lot and do not dry the skin of the toe web spaces sufficiently. Addressing these factors is very important to reduce the risk of recurrences.
Dr Sharon Wong
Consultant Dermatologist and British Skin Foundation spokesperson
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