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    I know the literal translation of “athletes foot”, so is “pied d’athlète” what I should say to a Chemist?

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    Mycose du pied. “J’ai une mycose du pied, avez-vous une crême pour la traiter, svp?”

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    Mycose du pied. “J’ai une mycose du pied, avez-vous une crême pour la traiter, svp?”

    Cheers VK much appreciated! :good:

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    Or just point at your foot and say ” eyuck ”  :whistle:   ;-)

    Pointing and facial gestures work a treat, but, always say svp on the end with a smile  :yes:

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    Or just point at your foot and say ” eyuck ” :whistle: ;-) Pointing and facial gestures work a treat, but, always say svp on the end with a smile :yes:

    You could get something for ingrowing toenails or veruccas with that approach, buddy, which wouldn’t serve the purpose at all.

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    No, point to the problem obviously…Also scratch a little to show itching… they will understand  ;-)

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    I always think it’s better to try to say what the problem is, particularly if it is not the person doing the asking who has the problem, as I suspect it may be in this case.

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    I am definately not what you could call athletic, I can’t understand why I get it :scratch:

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    make sure you tell them it is between the toes

    I went into our local chemist to as for creme pour Mycosis du pieds, and at first they tried to give me a treatment for fungal nail infection, I said no “le creme” and pointed to the joins between my fingers to indicate that it was not the nail , buthte foot itself, and that worked fine

     

    the cream seems a bit wetter than canestan (which I am used to), but it did have both english and french instructions in the box, and so far so good  :yahoo:

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    Thanks for the tip WestCountryBoy! :good:

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    the one we got is called “MycoApaisyl”

    it is in a blue box and also has “Anti-Fongique Local”  on the box

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    Mycoapaisyl works, but the best thing by far, believe it or not, is Listerene, the standard version containing alcohol. Dab it on or put it in a little spray if you have one. You can buy it in a supermarket, toothpaste department. It works better, and is cheaper, and being a liquid seems to cover better.

     

     

     

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    Alcohol on an open sore ?

    that will wake you up  :yahoo:

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    It’s not that alcoholic.

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    Can you drink it? ;-)

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    You could drink it, but proper booze is cheaper. It’probably not a good idea though. I think it’s about 5%.

     

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