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How do medications treat athlete's foot?

Dr. Jeanne Morrison, PhD
Family Practitioner
Antifungal medications work by killing the fungi that cause athlete's foot. Topical antifungal medications are applied directly to affected areas on the foot. Oral antifungal medications are taken by mouth.

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