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Athelete’s foot :’(

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Fullm0on Wed 26-Jun-19 19:04:41

Hello fellow mums,
For a while now I’ve had very dry feet, and then after the birth of my daughter in February all of a sudden I got little red dots on the sole of my feet. Always thought it was just dry skin but now have come to understand that it is the dreaded athelete’s foot confused
For the last week I’ve been soaking my feet every evening in Listerine, vinegar and hot water and then drying and applying clomid, Vick’s on toenails and powder between toes...and always wearing socks
My biggest concern is passing this on to my baby. It’s literally making me paranoid. Can this stuff be spread around the house on the laminate wood floors? She’s 4 months now, before i know it she will be crawling.
Any of you got experience getting rid of this not only on your body but also if it will be spread all over my home? I’m spending hours of my time on google and it’s getting obsessive sad

TIA

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sar302 Wed 26-Jun-19 19:16:17

Isnt clomid a fertility drug?? If it's athletes foot (I've only ever had it on intbetween toes, never the soles of the feet though), stop faffing around with vinegar and hot water and treat it properly with over the counter meds. Make sure your feet are properly dry after a bath / shower. Wear socks. It'll be gone in a week.

sar302 Wed 26-Jun-19 19:18:09

I'd also say that if you're this soon postpartum and are beginning to have obsessive thoughts about your health, then it might be best to have a chat with your GP about your anxiety levels, just Incase.

faelavie Wed 26-Jun-19 19:50:52

Please treat this properly with anti fungal medication. Don't walk around barefoot, anyone that walks on the same surface barefoot may catch it. Don't share towels. Wash your hands after treating your feet.

RoundingError Wed 26-Jun-19 19:54:31

I found using Footner after a week of using the OTC creams got rid of it quickly. But don’t worry OP, it’s not a major problem - just go to the chemist and get the right stuff to put on it.

Biancadelrioisback Wed 26-Jun-19 19:55:55

Red dots sound more like pompholyx. It's a form of eczema. Very itchy. Common on soles of feet and palms of hands and around nail beds

Biancadelrioisback Wed 26-Jun-19 19:58:19

Does it look like this?

Fullm0on Wed 26-Jun-19 20:12:54

Yes, it does a little, bit only about three dots in a cluster and on a few different patches. On heel, three different clumps along the side of the foot and near the little toe.

I’m using a cream OTC cream that contains clotrimazole that is for fungal infections, which seems to be veeeeery slowly working. I’m just worried about having walked through the house previously when I didn’t know i had it and spores being everywhere shock

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Biancadelrioisback Wed 26-Jun-19 20:18:23

Sounds like pompholyx. Pharmacists never seem to recognise this but a Dr could confirm. If so, you need strong steroid cream and a proper moisturizer like E45.

OrinocoGlow Wed 26-Jun-19 20:26:31

I went to the podiatrist and she spotted that I had a bit of athlete's foot. I didn't know I had it but it was a bit itchy. She recommended using Daktarin spray every day on my feet and in my shoes and socks. And to keep using it for a few weeks after it looked like it had cleared up. And as PP said, make sure you dry your feet very well after your bath or shower.

faelavie Wed 26-Jun-19 21:37:52

Miconazole worked brilliantly for me but your mileage may vary. I had athletes hand too which was horrendous!

Try not to get too paranoid, you'll only stress yourself out, this is a treatable issue

Maybe see a GP for a diagnosis?

If you're really worried about the floors then just go over them with a disinfectant and don't walk barefoot over them again until it clears up smile

RamblingFar Wed 26-Jun-19 22:26:11

Lamisil Once will clear it up within 24 hours.

Fullm0on Wed 26-Jun-19 22:42:16

Thanks for the suggestions, all! Really helpful and putting my mind at ease knowing I can get rid of this smile its just so icky and the thought of accidentally passing it to a baby is horrible.

Sadly I think you’re not allowed to use Lamasil Once while breastfeeding.

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