The Fundamentals
A fungal infection of the foot (also called "dermatophytosis" and "tinea pedis") caused by any of a variety of dermatophytes (i.e. Trichophyton rubrum, T. mentaprophytes, and Epidermophyton floccosum). These organisms thrive by infecting the dead, outer layers of the skin between the toes. Good hygiene helps reduce speed of infection, if not incidence in some people, including careful drying after bathing in the affected areas, removal of loose skin, and application of a bland drying powder. Where suitable, going barefoot is beneficial. Well-ventilated shoes and arborbent socks made of 100% cotton or cotton blend are good treatment adjuncts.
Conventional treatments: Fungicidal medication, including 2% miconazole cream, 1% clotrimazole cream or lotion, or Whitfield's tincture (3% salicylic acid, 6% benzoic acid in 70% alcohol).

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Athlete's Foot
A thlete's foot is one of the easier to treat dermatological conditions we encounter, and not a difficult one: several of the widely available over-the-counter medications are quite good and work on a high percentage of users (see list of orthodox fungicidals at left). Several of the products we carry are also excellent and we list them as follows in the order of their effectiveness: (1) H3O at the 100:1 dilution rate, (2) Quikheal, either Green or Blue, and (3) neem tree oil, using any combination of the lotion, cream, and soap.
Additional information: Athlete's Foot page of the American Academy of Dermatology.

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Note: This information is provided for educational purposes only and is not intended to replace the use of a qualified health care professional. We strongly recommend the use of a physician for the diagnostic phase of any treatment. With an accurate diagnosis in hand, we believe the consumer, at that point, has a basic, unalienable right to seek out factual information on all therapeutic approaches, both orthodox and alternative, and choose those approach(es) that are right for them. Nonetheless, a "good doctor" should be considered a requisite starting point.