Doctor Q&A for Dr. Fred Birnbaum

A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Fred Birnbaum
43 years experience Podiatry
Subungual hematoma: This is a term which means blood accumulation under the nail. Usually from a minor trauma, but frequently seen in runners, it sometimes will bleed ini ... Read More
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A 48-year-old female asked:
Dr. Fred Birnbaum
43 years experience Podiatry
Increased blood: Your blood vessels are dilating, increasing blood flow to the area. This could be normal for you, but there are some medical conditions which cause th ... Read More
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A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Fred Birnbaum
43 years experience Podiatry
Extremity trauma: Physical trauma to the soft tissues (skin, blood vessels, nerves, muscles, ligaments) joints, and or bones of the part of the body below the leg compr ... Read More
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A 58-year-old male asked:
Dr. Fred Birnbaum
43 years experience Podiatry
Not normal: you could have a bad sprain or fracture. See a podiatrist and have X-rays done if necessary.
A female asked:
Dr. Fred Birnbaum
43 years experience Podiatry
My opinion. : Try a podiatrist or dermatologist
A member asked:
Dr. Fred Birnbaum
43 years experience Podiatry
Burn treatment: Continually immerse your foot in cool water. Apply a burn ointment or Silvadene (silver sulfadiazine) cream if you can get it. If you have blisters or ... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Fred Birnbaum
43 years experience Podiatry
No: More likely, this is a reaction to the bite itself, although if this occurred several days after, it could be an infection. In either case, seek promp ... Read More
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Fred Birnbaum
43 years experience Podiatry
Doubtful: most likely dorsal tendinitis. Try applying ice for 5 minutes followed by heat for 10, 2-3 times a day and apply some Capzaicin cream- this should hel ... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Fred Birnbaum
43 years experience Podiatry
Needs care: its very hard to determine what's going on from the information you have given. I'd recommend you have it checked out
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A 58-year-old female asked:
Dr. Fred Birnbaum
43 years experience Podiatry
Fibroma : if it is a soft nodule, just under the skin of your arch, it is likely a plantar fibroma , a benign growth. I would recommend you see a podiatrist fo ... Read More
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