Lamisil spray is designed specifically for the treatment of Athletes foot and Jock itch. It contains Terbinafine Hydrochloride Solution (1%) a powerful antifungal that quickly relieves the itching, scaling, peeling and cracking that is associated with fungal ringworm infections such as Athletes foot (when the skin between the toes is affected – see types of foot fungus) jock itch (where the skin around the groin area is infected) and ringworm of the body (tinea corporis). If used as directed it should eliminate the infection within 1 week.
Lamisil is the only brand to offer Terabinafine Hydrochloride, a prescription strength antifungal, in a spray form. It fights the infection by weakening the cellular structure of the fungus causing it to die off.
Why choose Lamisil spray rather than a cream or gel?
The main reason to choose Lamisil athletes foot spray as opposed to an antifungal cream or gel is the ease of application. You don’t have to touch the affected area with your fingers and run the risk of cross-infections to other parts of the body. Simply wash the affected area and dry it thoroughly before using the antifungal spray. Then hold the spray can 4-6 inches from the skin and spray a thin layer over the affected area. Wipe any excess spray away from the nozzle after each use and wash your hands. Use for the full course (usually 7 days, check the product instructions) even if your symptoms disappear earlier.
If you are treating Athletes foot, change your socks at least once per day – more often if you are prone to sweating. Make sure your socks are made from a natural material such as cotton or wool and not from a non-breathable synthetic material. Shoes should also be well-ventilated. Its a good idea to shake some antifungal powder into the shoes you wear most often. Don’t wear socks at night. Fungi do best in airless, warm and moist environments so try to minimize the amount of time each day your feet are in these conditions. Use a hot cycle on your washing machine when washing your socks.
If you are treating jock itch, change your underwear regularly, washing on the hot cycle. Don’t wear tight-fitting synthetic underwear but sick to breathable cotton. Leave the jock itch spray to dry on your skin before putting on underwear. In order to prevent cross infections from athletes foot to the groin area, always put your socks on before putting on your underwear. This reduces the risk of picking up infected fungal spores from your feet and carrying them to the groin area.