Can Ciclopirox Shampoo Help Combat Fungal Infections Of The Feet?

By Gary L. Dockery, DPM, FACFAS
Given its antifungal, antibacterial and antiinflammatory properties, ciclopirox shampoo may be used as an ancillary therapy to control pathogens and help promote rapid healing.15,19,22,27 Using the shampoo formulation of ciclopirox as a specific foot wash treatment regimen and prophylacticaly could have a significant impact on reducing morbidity in specific populations and reducing complications. Dr. Dockery is a Fellow of the American Society of Podiatric Dermatology and the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons. He is the Founder and Director of Scientific Affairs of the Northwest Podiatric Foundation Education and Research, USA in Seattle. Dr. Steinberg (pictured) is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Orthopaedics/Podiatry Service at the University of Texas Health Science Center.


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