Please help... my 8 yr old son has athletes foot.

November 13, 2007 2:57am CST
I know, he is way too of a baby to have atheletes foot but he has. its only with one foot. i'll treat it and it will go away, then come back again. i've tries creams and ointments but it keeps coming back. has any of my fellow mothers here in my lot experienced this problem before. i feel sorry for my son whenever the itch comes back. any advice? tnx and best wishes to everyone.
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@Gemmygirl1 (2870)
• Australia
15 Nov 07
I might be wrong but i think Athletes Foot is like a germ thing that can be picked up from showers, shoes & stuff like that - something like tinnea? If that's the case, then you need to have his checked out by a Dr so he can get proper prescribed cream for it, then you'll need to wash all of his shoes & socks (or buy new ones), then make sure your shower & bath are washed with discinfectant more frequently, then the germs cant stay in there. If that is how he's getting it, then chances are someone else will end up with it as well just by using the shower as that is how it's transferred. Good luck with it but it's not anything too serious, a lot of people get it, you just have to use creams & clean wet areas etc more thoroughly & maybe use more cleaning products than usual to kill it all - try bleach!
• Philippines
19 Nov 07
thanks gemmy, actually been to the doctors today. totally for a different reason but we had that checked up too. she gave us a cream and said not to use socks for a couple of days for it to completely dry up... thanks for the tips. i am in the process of disinfecting everything in the hous now and bought the boys slippers inside the house too.