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Mycota: Effective Antifungal Treatment

Mohommed Essop-Adam
Reviewed by Mohommed Essop-AdamReviewed on 30.10.2023 | 3 minutes read
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Mycota is an antifungal medication used to prevent and treat athlete's foot. This over-the-counter medication is available in cream and powder formulations.

Athlete's foot (also known as tinea pedis) is a fungal skin infection affecting the feet. Symptoms usually include a rash between the toes that can sometimes spread to the soles of your feet. The rash is typically red, sore, and itchy and has defined edges that can form a ring-like pattern. Athlete's foot can affect one or both of your feet. Fungi called dermatophytes are responsible for athlete's foot. They usually live harmlessly on our skin. However, they can multiply and invade the skin when exposed to a warm, moist environment.

Doctor’s advice

How do I use the medication?

Adults, children, and the elderly can all use Mycota. The administration instructions vary depending on whether you use Mycota to prevent or treat athlete's foot. For the best results, it is recommended to use Mycota cream and powder together. If you are treating athlete's foot, you should rub Mycota cream into the affected areas of skin and the healthy skin around the rash. Then, dust your feet with Mycota powder. You should do this twice daily (in the morning and at night). Also, sprinkle some Mycota powder inside your socks each day.

Before applying the medication, you should wash and thoroughly dry your feet. You should continue treatment for at least a week after symptoms have cleared up to prevent the infection from returning. powder. You should do this twice a day (in the morning and at night). Also, sprinkle some Mycota powder inside your socks each day. You should continue treatment for at least a week after symptoms have cleared up to prevent the infection from returning. Before applying the medication, you should wash and thoroughly dry your feet.

If you are trying to prevent athlete's foot from occurring, you should rub Mycota cream into your feet once a day. Also, sprinkle some Mycota powder inside your socks each day. powder inside your socks each day.

How does it work?

Mycota contains zinc undecylenate and undecylenic acid. It is thought to kill the fungi responsible for athlete's foot by disrupting the production of essential components needed for the fungal cell membrane.

Who should not use the medication?

As always, do not use the medication if you are allergic to any ingredients. If you are pregnant or breastfeeding, you should speak with your doctor or pharmacist before using Mycota. You should also talk with your doctor or pharmacist if your skin is broken, you are experiencing severe irritation, or your foot is hot or painful, as Mycota is not recommended in these circumstances.

Before using any medications for athlete's foot, you should speak with your doctor if you have diabetes, a weakened immune system or if your rash has spread to other parts of your body, such as your hands.

Are there any side effects?

Most people that use Mycota do not experience any side effects. Occasionally, Mycota can irritate your skin. If the irritation is severe, you should stop using the medication and speak with your doctor or pharmacist for advice.

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Mohommed Essop-Adam
Reviewed by Mohommed Essop-Adam
Reviewed on 30.10.2023
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