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When should you call your doctor about athlete's foot?

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You may need prescription-strength medicine to kill the athlete’s foot fungus if:

  • You have diabetes and the rash looks infected
  • The scaly rash has turned into sores or ulcers that leak fluid
  • It’s spread to your hands or groin
  • You think your toenails are infected
  • The rash just won’t disappear

SOURCES: National Institutes of Health.

Mayo Clinic.

Reviewed by Carol DerSarkissian on November 26, 2018

SOURCES: National Institutes of Health.

Mayo Clinic.

Reviewed by Carol DerSarkissian on November 26, 2018

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