What do I do if I get athlete's foot?

If you get athlete's foot you can treat it with over-the-counter (OTC) medications as well as prescription medicines. Medicines can be topical sprays, creams, or oral pills. It is important to keep the foot clean and dry while exposing the foot to air.
Dr. Mehmet Oz, MD
Cardiology (Cardiovascular Disease)

You can help take care of athlete's foot at home with the aid of over-the-counter medicines designed to target fungus. These treatments are available as sprays, ointments, powders or creams. If your condition persists, consider seeing a doctor. He or she might direct you to use a prescribed topical medicine that's stronger than the over-the-counter formulas.

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