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Are there any natural remedies for a club foot

A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Diamond
45 years experience Pediatrics
No: For a true "club foot", there is no natural cure. For proper correction, an orthopedist should see the child asap.
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Addagada Rao
55 years experience General Surgery
Never normal feet: Club foot is congenital deformity, with proper treatments ( including corrective surgery ) may look normal when wearing shoes , never perfect normal ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Southerland
37 years experience Podiatry
Depends on the age: Virtually all forms of genuine clubfoot can be reduced by serial casting in children under the age of about 4 years. Some even up to 7 years. Howeve ... Read More
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A 7-year-old female asked:
Dr. Holly Maes
35 years experience Pediatrics
Club foot: Treatment starts with a good evaluation by a pediatric orthopedist so that the baby's plan of care is clear. Usually, after initial x-rays, the foot i ... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Frank Holmes
22 years experience Sports Medicine
Rest and protection: The large majority of toe fractures heal well without any aggressive treatment. Simply buddy taping the affected toe next to the adjacent one works we ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Selene Parekh
21 years experience Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery
Not needed: Heel spurs are xrays findings only. Research has shown that a heel spur does not cause heel pain.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Bensinger
51 years experience Ophthalmology
Relief, not cure: Most pink eye in childhood and infancy is due to viral conjunctivitis. You can relieve the symptoms with warm soaks and bland eyedrops to clear out se ... Read More
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Fisher
31 years experience Dermatology
Foot Arthritis: Inflammatory joint diseases are responsible of chronic systemic inflammation, joint degradations, deformities, and altered quality of life. Patients s ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
27 years experience Podiatry
Over the counter med: Over the counter meds like tinactin, (tolnaftate) micatin, lotrimin are easily accessible at the local drug store.
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Oberman
30 years experience Podiatry
Topical meds/hygeine: Wear absorbant socks and let feet air out often. Powder in shoes may help. Dry thoroughly after bathing. Topical ant-fungal medication helps. If still ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Hadfield
12 years experience Podiatry
Hard as Nails: There is a product called "Hard as Nails" that helps to strengthen them. You can also use clear coat acrylic nail polish which will help.
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Klein
20 years experience Family Medicine
No!: Gangrene is a major complication of diabetes when poor blood flow to a limb with damaged nerves causes damage to the tissue. This is a medical emergen ... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Susan Arnoult
24 years experience Family Medicine
Fluids: Drinking lots of water can sometimes "flush" the bacteria out without the need of an antibiotic. Cranberry juice and / or supplements may help but if ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arnold Beresh
40 years experience Podiatry
Yes: Good hygeine, soak in dilute tea. Go to the drug store and buy an over the counter antifungal cream.
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vasu Brown
33 years experience Integrative Medicine
Epsom salt soaks: Epsom salt soaks with antifungal cream bid to area x 6 weeks.
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A 57-year-old member asked:
Dr. Javier Chinen
29 years experience Pediatric Allergy and Asthma
NOT KNOWN: Grave's disease is the result of inappropriate immune response reacting with the thyroid gland and making it secrete thyroid hormone, and increase the ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kristen Stuppy
24 years experience Pediatrics
Yes: Although there are "natural" treatments for hypothyroidism, the standard of care is a synthetic (man-made) hormone that mimics the hormone the body is ... Read More
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Zoey Goore
23 years experience Pediatrics
Rash: It depends on the rash but a great trick for dry skin is crisco. Works well on dry skin, eczema, and can even be a good barrier cream to treat or pre ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
27 years experience Podiatry
Rest: Ice Compression Elevation
A 28-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lauren Elson
15 years experience Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
R.I.C.E.: The first step to treating a sprained ankle is to decrease the inflammation (rest, ice- 15 mins on/off), compression, elevation). Avoid painful moveme ... Read More
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nela Cordero
53 years experience Pediatrics
GIARDIASIS: The natural remedies are for chronic lbm, abdominal cramps, bloating sensations which last 2-3 weeks. The real eradication of the protozoa is with tre ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Evan Hirsch
8 years experience Integrative Medicine
Vitamin d: My favorite regimen is high dose vitamin d to support the immune system and garlic, monolauric acid or colloidal silver to kill the virus.
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Umesh Patel
41 years experience Preventive Medicine
No proven remedies!: Common colds are self-limited and there are no proven 'cures'. Some claim that extra vitamin c and echinacea based supplements help. Simple treatments ... Read More

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