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what is a trench foot

A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
28 years experience Podiatry
Condition: Whereby foot gets wet and stays that way for period of time, like a soldiermithe jungle and his boots get wet but he has no time to dry them, so the f ... Read More
Dr. Eric Lullove
19 years experience Podiatry
Definition:: Caused by prolonged exposure of the feet to damp, unsanitary, and cold conditions. Affected feet may become numb, affected by erythrosis (turning red ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Neil Hecht
44 years experience Podiatry
Trench foot care: Trench foot or "immersion foot" results from prolonged exposure of the skin on the feet to wet conditions. Trench foot has several stages from minor ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ankur Dharia
21 years experience Podiatry
Yes and no: If no open wounds are involved, clean, dry socks changed daily, avoid socks at night, warm feet in 105 degree f water, seek a podiatrist. If open wou ... Read More
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Dr. Howard Fox
42 years experience Podiatry
Dr. Dharia : Is correct. But the term "trench foot" is often mis-applied to a fungal infection. While it's common to get a fungal infection from trench foot, the ... Read More
Dr. Thomas Inwood
35 years experience Podiatry
Trench foot: Yes and no. As already stated it can be mistaken for fungal infections. Seek medical attention for help with this .
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Glenn Aufseeser
9 years experience Podiatry
Trench foot: Trench foot occurs when the feet are exposed to wet environments for long periods of time. Symptoms can include pain, swelling, skin discoloration an ... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jerry Miles
26 years experience Podiatry
Trench foot: The foot may be red, dry, and painful after it becomes warm. Blisters may form, followed by skin and tissue dying and falling off. In severe cases, u ... Read More
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A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Morris Westfried
46 years experience Dermatology
See doctor: This is not treatable with otcs. This requires systemic medications and possible debridement of dead tissue to clear this significant a skin problem w ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mak Yousefpour
18 years experience Podiatry
Immersion foot: There is too much moisture. If you work with water or sweat a lot, or in an cold environment you get trench foot. Change socks and shoes, use powder a ... Read More
A 28-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Feinstein
53 years experience Dermatology
Painful wet feet: The name trench foot was given to soldiers who never removed their boots, during world war i, and so they had poor foot hygiene and developed painful ... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bradly Shollenberger
36 years experience Podiatry
Moisture: Trench foot is basically an over-saturation of the feet with moisture. It is often seen when functioning for long periods of time in wet environments ... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Dennis Frisch
39 years experience Podiatry
Trench foot: Trench foot is a medical condition caused by prolonged exposure of the feet to damp, unsanitary, and cold conditions. It is one of many immersion foot ... Read More
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