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How to Cure Your Athlete’s Foot Toe Web Infection

Updated on August 26, 2010

Athletes foot Infection

‘Toe web’ athlete’s foot is the most common type of athlete’s foot and is characterised by a rash forming between the toes. It is normally mild but it can become very distressing, causing a great deal of itching and even pain (should the skin become broken). It is the least severe type of fungal toe infection and is therefore the most easily treated. Most of the time, it is no problem to treat and cure your athlete’s foot toe web infection.

Non-prescription antifungal creams and sprays are what most people will use to treat toe web infections, I have found Lamisil to be one of the best OTC treatments available today.

If the skin has become broken and seems to have become infected, it would be advisable to see a doctor since it can be more difficult to cure your athlete’s foot with a bacterial infection existing alongside the fungal one.

While treating yourself, you should make sure you keep the area between your toes both clean and dry. You want the fungus to have the worst environment possible for growth, after all! Thoroughly wash between your toes before applying the cream or spray.

If after 21 days you find you have been unable to cure your athlete’s foot, you should see a doctor. A doctor will be able to give you either a stronger treatment or even some antifungal pills. Prescription medication is a lot stronger than what you can buy in a pharmacy and will most likely be enough to cure your athlete’s foot for good.

Don’t forget that once you have cured your athlete’s foot you must practise good foot care to avoid the condition from starting again.

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      Wilfredo 

      2 years ago

      I have been having problems with tow webb infections for over a year, would somebody help?

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      Jeger 

      4 years ago

      Will sticking my foot in the snow or extreme cold cure a simple outbreak between my first and second toe?

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