Athlete's foot (also called tinea pedis), is an infection caused when various types of fungus invade the skin. It usually occurs between the toes but can also occur on the bottom and sides of the feet. It is highly contagious and can spread to other parts of the body, causing jock itch. Learn more aboutathlete’s foot.
Athlete's foot is most commonly contracted by coming into contact with an infected person or an object/surface that has a fungus on it. Walking barefoot in locker rooms, public pools, or shower areas may increase the risk of contracting athlete's foot.
People are most susceptible to athlete's foot when their feet are sweating or lack proper ventilation. Shoes create the ideal environment for fungus growth, as they provide a warm and moist environment.
The following tips will help prevent most athlete’s foot:
Wash feet daily with soap
Keep feet dry, including between the toes
Do not share shoes or towels with others
Avoid walking barefoot in public areas. Wear shoes, flip-flops or sandals in locker rooms or common shower areas
Change shoes and socks each day or more often when they get wet. Wear socks that keep your feet dry and wear well-fitting, ventilated shoes
In addition to the tips above, you can apply Lotrimin® AF Athlete’s Foot Daily Prevention Deodorant Powder Spray or Lotrimin® AF Athlete’s Foot Daily Prevention Medicated Foot Powder 1-2x daily to help prevent most athlete's foot. Directions vary by product. Read product label prior to use.
Clotrimazole and Miconazole Nitrate work by reducing and stopping fungal growth through fungistatic action during treatment. Butenafine Hydrochloride works by killing the fungus or preventing its growth through fungicidal action during treatment.
The following Lotrimin® products cure most athlete’s foot:
To cure most athlete's foot between the toes, apply Lotrimin Ultra® twice daily for 1 week (or once per day for 4 weeks). You can also use Lotrimin® AF Athlete’s Foot products twice a day for four weeks to treat athlete’s foot. Disappearing symptoms does not imply that the condition is cured. If the fungus hasn't been killed, it is likely to reappear. Therefore, it is important to continue full course of treatment as described in the product labeling. Once you have treated your athlete’s foot, you can use Lotrimin® AF Daily Prevention products once or twice daily to help prevent a reoccurrence of most athlete's foot.
Lotrimin® treatment products are available in a variety of forms (cream, spray and powder).All available forms of Lotrimin® treatment products are effective when used as directed.
Lotrimin®treatment creams are perfect for bedtime application since they adhere well to the skin and do not easily rub off.
Lotrimin® treatment sprays provide a quick and convenient, no-touch application. Our treatment deodorant powder spray fights tough odors.
Lotrimin® treatment powders absorb moisture and are useful in treating infections that cover large areas of the body.
Jock itch is a highly contagious skin infection, also called tinea cruris, caused by various types of fungus, similar to those that cause athlete's foot. It infects the surrounding areas of the groin and inner thighs. Learn more about jock itch.
Treat jock itch with Prescription Strength Lotrimin Ultra® or Lotrimin® AF. Treatment directions vary by product. Follow directions on the package. Choose the best treatment options from our wide array of products:
To cure most jock itch, apply Lotrimin Ultra® Jock Itch once twice a day for two weeks. You can use Lotrimin® AF Jock Itch twice daily for two weeks. Disappearing symptoms does not imply that the condition is cured. Therefore, it is important to continue full course of treatment as described in the product labeling.
Ringworm is a contagious infection, also called tinea corporis, that occurs on the surface of the skin. It is caused by various types of fungus, similar to those that cause athlete's foot. The name comes from the characteristic ring that appears on the infected person's skin. The condition has nothing to do with actual worms. School-age children are commonly affected.
To treat ringworm, apply Lotrimin® AF Ringworm Cream twice daily for four weeks. Disappearing symptoms does not imply that the condition is cured. Following label directions for use will minimize risk of a new occurrence.
Lotrimin® offers a range of products to manage athlete's foot. Lotrimin Ultra® cures most athlete's foot between the toes and Lotrimin® AF products treat most athlete’s foot. Lotrimin® AF Daily Prevention with Tolnaftate helps prevent most athlete’s foot when used as directed. Lotrimin® Sweat & Odor Control helps relieve irritation, absorb sweat and fights odor. Lotrimin® products are not effective on the scalp or nails.
Lotrimin® and Lotrimin Ultra® provide several options to treat most athlete’s foot, jock itch and ringworm with different antifungal medications, including:
Clotrimazole/Miconazole Nitrate– Both Clotrimazole and Miconazole Nitrate medications are azole antifungals. They work by reducing and stopping fungal growth through fungistatic action during treatment.
Butenafine Hydrochloride – Butenafine is used to treat fungus infections. It works by killing the fungus or preventing its growth through fungicidal action during treatment.