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Dr. Wendy Siegel

Podiatry
Smithtown, NY
20 years experience female

Locations

Office

Smithtown, NY

Address

319 Middle Country Road, Smithtown, NY
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Specialties
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Podiatry

Licenses

United States: New York

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

13 Answers
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A male asked:
Dr. Wendy Siegel
Podiatry 20 years experience
Sugar OK with Gout: Sugar is not one of the foods to be avoided in gout, although in general limiting sugar in our diets is a healthy choice. Gout is triggered by foods ... Read More
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Wendy Siegel
Podiatry 20 years experience
None very effective: Nail fungus is very difficult to treat. There is anecdotal evidence that oregano oil may help kill some fungus and also tea tree oil has some efficac... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Wendy Siegel
Podiatry 20 years experience
Laser Treatment: The newest and most effective way to cure onychomycosis is with a laser. The treatment is painless and has no side effects. Oral medications have a ... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Wendy Siegel
Podiatry 20 years experience
Yes: Corns on the pinky toe are often caused by either a hammertoe or a twisted toe, both of which may require surgery to correct. On the conservative sid... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Wendy Siegel
Podiatry 20 years experience
See your podiatrist.: Swollen feet and ganglion cysts are possibly two separate diagnoses. Swollen feet must be evaluated because they can have many causes including kidne... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Wendy Siegel
Podiatry 20 years experience
If the shape is norm: Toenail fungus will deform the shape of a toenail if the infection is present for too long. If you catch it before the nail has changed shape, it wil... Read More
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A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Wendy Siegel
Podiatry 20 years experience
See a podiatrist.: It sounds like your pain is coming from the achilles tendon. This is a problem that requires evaluation by a doctor. Until then, try wearing a shoe ... Read More
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A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Wendy Siegel
Podiatry 20 years experience
Ignore: Avoid exposing nals to excessive moisture. Use your own nail polish at salon.
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A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Wendy Siegel
Podiatry 20 years experience
Tolnaftate: Fungal nails are difficult to treat. If the infection has effected less than 25% of the nail, it may be treatable with a topical medication. If the ... Read More
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Wendy Siegel
Podiatry 20 years experience
Thick, yellow: Nail fungus caused the nail to become thickened, yellowed, and brittle with flaky yellow/white debris that builds up beneath the nail. It often cause... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Wendy Siegel
Podiatry 20 years experience
No hard evidence: Uricelax is a natural supplement that claims to relieve symptoms of gout. There is little scientific evidence to support this. Any anti-inflammatory... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Wendy Siegel
Podiatry 20 years experience
HalluxValgus Surgery: Depending on the degree of hallux valgus there are many different types of surgery that may be appropriate for you. You may have a screw inserted in ... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Wendy Siegel
Podiatry 20 years experience
Possible fungus: Peeling skin is very often caused by a fungal infection. Another name for this is athletes foot. It may be itchy but doesn't have to be. It is ofte... Read More
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Siegel is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Siegel is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Education & Training

Residency

St. Barnabas Hospital, Bronx, NY

Awards

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