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You Hardly Exercise But Still Have Athlete's Foot, What To Do Next

Updated on July 25, 2008

Being athletic has got nothing to do with the athlete's foot. Keeping the feet dry helps, so does modern medicine.

Tinea Pedis, or Athlete's Foot, is a very common skin condition involving the feet. The sufferer feels itch, discomfort or even tenderness. Being a fungal infection, the condition is associated with excessive moisture. This, in turn, is associated with excessive sweating, wearing shoes for long hours daily, wearing socks that don't ventilate well, or not drying one's feet properly. Treatment with anti-fungal cream is usually effective but not usually well complied by the sufferer, as it takes a long time (four to six weeks). The treatment was improved by the introduction of Terbinafine oral, which works quicker (once daily course of two weeks). This treatment has recently been made simpler still, thanks to the introduction of "Lamisil Once", a once only application of Terbinafine. The application has been shown to be effective in clinical trials and has been passed by the FDA. The drug is put on both feet and smeared evenly throughout the surface of the feet including the areas between the toes. It is then left to dry by itself. Control of symptoms is commonplace after the one day. Disappearance of the thickened skin and rash will take place after four to six days. Recurrence is unusual but can be treated by repeating the process.

Tip brought to you by an excited ex-sufferer, your not so atheletic author.

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