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Top 4 Athlete's Foot Treatments

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Updated June 13, 2014

Athlete's foot can be a frustrating and annoying problem. Athelte's foot is causes by a fungus that lives in the warm, moist crevaces of the feet and toes. A few simple treatment measures can usually solve the problem of athlete's foot.

1. Athlete's Foot Cream

Over the counter creams work well to help in the treatment of athlete's foot. Usually these over the counter products, when used properly, and sufficient in athlete's foot treatment. Prescription treatments are usually not needed. Some of the most popular brand names include Lamisil and Lotrimin. Try these athlete's foot creams, but make sure you follow the instructions carefully.
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2. Athlete's Foot Powders

A simple powder is an excellent treatment for athlete's foot. The fungus that causes athlete's foot likes to live in moist places. A powder will help keep the foot dry and prevent athlete's foot from becoming a problem. Many powder products are available to use in the treatment of athlete's foot--the brand is not particularly important.
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3. Athletic Sandals

If you shower at a gym, locker room, or any other facility used by multiple people, wear a pair of athletic sandals in the shower. Locker room floors are the home of athlete's foot. They love steamy shower stalls, carpeted changing area, and just about anywhere else in the gym. Wear a pair of athletic sandals in the gym locker room at all times (including while showering!).
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4. Athletic Socks

This is the simplest treatment of athlete's foot, and the most important in the prevention of athlete's foot. Get lots of pairs of socks, and change them often. Wear fresh socks to exercise, and change them immediately after exercise. Wash your socks after each use.
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