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Nothing has helped the red rash on top of my foot. What to do?

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Dr. Sneha Kannan

Published At September 3, 2020
Reviewed AtNovember 29, 2023

Patient's Query

Hello doctor,

I am a 41-year-old male, and I have a red rash on the top of my foot, which is very painful. It covers the bottom half of my toes and goes about three-fourth of the way down my foot. I have had it for a couple of weeks now, and I think it is an athlete’s foot. I have tried so many OTC creams and sprays along with Epsom salt baths, and nothing has helped. What to do?

Answered by Dr. Payal Chauhan

Hello,

Welcome to icliniq.com.

I understand your concern, but there are no attached photographs in your message. Kindly send a picture of the affected area to help you better. I need to see the affected area to assess the condition and to suggest the appropriate treatment. Take care. Thanks.

Patient's Query

Thank you doctor.

I have attached the photo for your reference.

Answered by Dr. Payal Chauhan

Hi,

Welcome back to icliniq.com.

Thanks for the picture. Yes, it looks like tinea pedis, a fungal infection caused by dermatophytes, a type of skin infection. It seems there can be a candidal component also. Try the following medications and stop applying others. Take Capsule Itraconazole 200 mg twice a day after meals for ten days, Tablet Levocetirizine 5 mg twice a day, use Luliconazole cream, apply twice a day. Please consult with your specialist doctor, discuss with him or her, and then start taking the medication. Review after ten days. Take care.

Patient's Query

Thank you doctor.

Where do I get these medicines? Do I need a prescription to buy this?

Answered by Dr. Payal Chauhan

Hi,

Welcome back to icliniq.com.

Yes, I think you will need a prescription for this. Please contact your physician and get the prescription. Take care.

Same symptoms don't mean you have the same problem. Consult a doctor now!

Dr. Payal Chauhan
Dr. Payal Chauhan

Dermatology

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