We've all had athlete's foot I'm sure.I've had it on and off for about 25 years,but in the past it has meant small,sometimes inconvenient cracks between little and 3rd toes that has clear up easily with some form of Rx be it creme or powder.2 years ago that all changed.
I contracted a much more serious form in August 2004.It's nothing unusual,loads of people get this form(mocassin-type tinea pedis),I've just never heard of anyone who's had it for so long or who's also had it on their hands.
I had it for a year before my brother actually diagnosed it for me(he's a dermatologist).I had used Lamasil creme and tablets simultaneously,with seemingly little effect and he sold me a total dummy by telling me to soak my feet in pure alcohol everyday for 10 minutes which I did and was useless.
It has since gotten much better on it's own(I have sporadically continued to take Lamasil,but not since February this year(I know it continues to work for a long time even after you discontinue it)).
Japan has a ridiculously humid climate in the summer months(my brother think that it may be a problem to get rid of here)and it's just starting to become a problem again.My feet are actually ok(no fissuring or broken skin,just a little itchy),but my hands are still a mess.
Has anybody else had this problem and if so what did you do to try and alleviate it?Any suggestions,stories and /or remedies will be gratefully accepted.