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Athlete's Foot Treatment


Get doctor consultation and prescription treatment for Athlete's foot from your phone or computer - no insurance needed. It takes just few minutes and we send the prescription to your local pharmacy


If your athlete's foot doesn't respond to nonprescription products and self-care, you may need to see a doctor to get a prescription-strength cream or ointment, such as clotrimazole (Lotrisone), econazole (Ecoza, Spectazole) or ciclopirox (Loprox, Penlac). If you have a more serious infection, your doctor might prescribe antifungal pills, such as terbinafine (Lamisil) or itraconazole (Sporanox, Tolsura). Or you might need both topical and oral medicine.

Athlete's foot signs and symptoms


  • Scaly, peeling or cracked skin between the toes

  • Itchiness, especially right after taking off shoes and socks

  • Inflamed skin that might appear reddish, purplish or grayish, depending on your skin color

  • Burning or stinging

  • Blisters

  • Dry, scaly skin on the bottom of the foot that extends up the side

Athlete's foot is caused by the same type of fungi (dermatophytes) that cause ringworm and jock itch. Damp socks and shoes and warm, humid conditions favor the organisms' growth.

Athlete's foot is contagious and can spread through contact with an infected person or from contact with contaminated surfaces, such as towels, floors and shoes. You can also spread it from the foot to other parts of the body, especially if you scratch or pick the infected parts of your foot.

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