How do I manage my athlete's foot on a daily basis?

Diana Meeks
Diana Meeks on behalf of Sigma Nursing
Family Practitioner

If you have athlete's foot, you should treat it with medication. Many people begin with over-the-counter topical antifungal medications. If those do not help, or if your infection is severe, your doctor may prescribe strong topical or oral medication. You may have to use medications for several weeks; make sure to use everything as directed. Wear well-fitting socks and shoes, and wash and dry your feet well during treatment.

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