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A 28-year-old female asked:

I have athletes foot and i soaked my foot in vinegar but now my foot is swollen. why?

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Dr. Robert Jackson
Dermatology 43 years experience
Bacterial infection: You may have a secondary bacterial infection. See your dermatologist for treatment.
Dr. Alan Ettinger
Podiatry 49 years experience
Acid: Vinegar is an acid. You probable have a inflammatory reaction.By the way vinegar will not cure athletes foot.

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A 31-year-old member asked:

Can your foot supposed to be swollen when you have athletes foot?

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Dr. Mak Yousefpour
Podiatry 18 years experience
No : Need to be evaluated. You may have cuts in between your toes that allow bacteria to get in and cause "cellulitis". This is a bacterial infection and you need antibiotics. Athletes foot alone will not cause swelling of feet. It is a skin infection.

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Last updated Jan 14, 2018

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