Athlete's Foot is Waking Me from REM Sleep - Page 2
Anybody else ever suffer from this ? I'd rather even listen to FM modern country music than deal with this malady.
wow i could imagine what you are going through. i dont have athlete's foot , but i do have a problem with dry scalp at night for some reason. so dry (usually during the fall/winter season) that the tingling and me scratching my head keeps me awake. i wish i can just rub lotion on my head but i cant because of the hair of course.
it is not itchy because of dandruff or dirtiness (not my problem) but due to just very dry skin in the dry seasons.
hope you find a rememdy
Mine actually looks like that, in the photo of the fingers, ON my fingers, but never my toes. I was very surprised the first time someone told me it might be athlete's foot, b/c I had always thought that only happened on feet, and b/c hands get washed frequently and are always aired, so should have NO chance of getting this. Mine happens only when the weather gets hot (like now), doesn't itch, but it does burn a bit. I put a generic anti-fungal cream on it, seems to work so far.
What you have is tinea pedis. I also have it. It is not your average athlete's foot as it can also spread to your hands and it consists of small vessicles. It is contagious but easily healed if treated early. Some doctors may say it's eczema, some may say it's scabies but I think yours is fungal. You should try using Candazole. If the name of a medicine has a cort after its name (eg. Candacort) it's a steroid. You should NEVER EVER use steroid creams because it thins your skin and when you stop using it your infection comes back 10 times worse. If Candazole doesn't work use Monoconazole. If THAT doesn't work then you've got a very serious case and you'll need to use Ketokonazole which is very strong. Try soaking the infected areas in 1% potassium pemanganate for about 10 minutes. If both your feet have the infection then use separate containers to soak. Also... DON'T SCRATCH. I know, it's extremely itchy but it might also spread to your hands. Don't go swimming and don't go into damp public areas with bare feet. I hope that this reply will help you.:)
PS. You should continue the treatment even after the itching and vessicles are gone because they might strike back...