Two names stand out in the world of antifungal foot creams: Lotrimin and Lamisil. Lotramin uses prescription-strength Butenafine to treat athlete’s foot, whereas Lamisil uses prescription-strength terbinafine to treat foot fungus. If you have tried these medications and they did not work for you, there are a few other options that Amazon buyers say have provided favorable results.
Baza Moisture Barrier Antifungal Cream
The active ingredient in Baza Moisture Barrier Antifungal Cream is 2% Miconazole Nitrate, which is one of the traditional compounds used to treat athlete’s foot and other types of foot fungus. A study from 1992 showed that this ingredient only worked on 91.7% of the test subjects, versus 98.6% of the patients taking sertaconazole (Ertaczo, Dermofix, Konzert). However, in more recent years, researchers have been looking into Miconazole Nitrate as a treatment for toenail fungus. In one study presented at the American Academy of Dermatology Annual Meeting in 2012, researchers reported that 12 of 14 patients demonstrated clinical improvement and clearing of the nail after twice daily treatment with Miconazole Nitrate for 48 weeks. Most topical treatments have trouble penetrating the thickened nail bed, so — while the treatment period is long and the results imperfect — it’s a step up from most of the current topical treatments out there. Amazon users say it “works wonders” and “works better than prescription cream.” Others say it’s great for all types of rashes and that it “smells fresh.”
Vite 20 Antifungal Cream
The active ingredients in Vite 20 Antifungal Cream include Undecylenic Acid in an emollient base that includes Tea Tree Oil, Lavender Oil, and Clotrimazole. Undecylenic acid is an oldie that has largely been replaced by newer, “more effective” treatments, says Mayo Clinic. However, one of those newer ingredients used in antifungal preparations is clotrimazole, so it appears this cream covers all bases. Tea Tree Oil is one of the more effective home remedies for foot fungus, too. While the results are not “instant,” Amazon reviewers say this cream is “amazing” and “worth the money” for nail fungus removal. One user described the smell as “tangy baby powder and acrid lavender,” but another reviewer said it was “non-smelling, non-smearing, easy to apply, and effective.”
Medline Remedy Olivamine Antifungal Cream
Medline Remedy Olivamine is another antifungal cream that has Miconazole Nitrate as an active ingredient. Other ingredients include soothing aloe vera, antioxidant hydroxytyrosol, and cetyl dimethicone (which helps keep the active ingredient on the skin). The makers pitch this cream as a treatment for athlete’s foot, ringworm, and jock itch. Amazon reviewers say the “thick lotion” works as well as expensive prescriptions. They also comment that they “no longer itch” and that it “softens the skin” and “smells nice” as well.
SteriShoe UV Shoe Sanitizer: An Ideal Complement to Antifungal Cream!
In addition to treating the foot with a recommended antifungal cream, it is also wise to treat your footwear with an ultraviolet shoe sanitizer to kill any residual spores left behind. Many people find foot fungus to be a rather persistent and stubborn problem to get rid of because they inadvertently re-infect themselves. In just a few short years, we’ve sold more than 50,000 UV devices, including many to podiatrists’ offices. Try one risk-free and protect yourself from the microbes that cause athlete’s foot, toenail fungus, staph infections, MRSA, and more.