1. I'm a runner.
  2. My immune system became weak due to some virus and I got a fungal infection about 9 months ago.


  1. I didn't know that I have a fungal infection because it wasn't visible at first and I noticed this only after my skin started to peel off (which is about 2-3 months into the infection).
  2. I did all steps recommended by a local dermatologist and the internet:

    • Terbinafini hydrochloridum 10 mg/g - I was using this for 3 months without any improvement
    • Miconazole nitrate 20 mg/g - I was using this for 4 weeks without any improvement
    • Clotrimazolum 10 mg/g - I was using this for 4 weeks without any improvement
    • Tannic acid 40% 1 spoon per 1 liter - For 3 months I was soaking my feet in this 1 times a day for 30 minutes without any improvement
    • Betamethasonum 0.5 mg/g + Gentamicinum 1 mg/g - I'm using this in addition to the above creams all the time
    • I got rid of all my previous shoes and bought new ones
    • I got rid of my previous socks and bought new ones
    • I was making sure all that time to keep my feet dry and cold whenever possible

I spent 6 months of inconvenience, $200+ on dermatologist visits, $200+ on medicines and I can say today that THERE IS NO IMPROVEMENT WHATSOEVER (it's even worse than it was)!!!

This is how terribly far it has advanced despite using all of the remedies above: https://i.stack.imgur.com/pDWvi.jpg

Please help me save my life, it's eating me! Does my fungal infection became the "deep tissue" version already? Why it's not going away? I see this is frequently asked on the internet but I assure you all I did a very thorough research and did not find any actual solution that works.

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    Step 1: ignore everything you've read on the Internet. It's mostly wrong. For example, tannic acid is good if you want to bind dyes to your clothing, or inhibit corrosion of iron, but I'm not seeing any evidence of antifungial properties.
    – Mark
    Dec 29 '17 at 21:10
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    How many times did you see the dermatologist? Seems like it's time to upgrade. Try searching for specialists in persistent fungal infections and speaking to one of them. Were I to try to diagnose, I'd next culture the site to see what's actually growing and test the efficacy of different antimycotics in vitro. Hunch tells me it's a mix and not all fungal.
    – user2516
    Dec 29 '17 at 22:04

I had fungal infection some time ago and nothing helped to cure it, until I started use Ciclopirox.

It cured it completely.

You can try it, but prescription is required for this medication.

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