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My grandma has bad foot fungus and has diabetes type 2. is there any home remedies for her foot fungus. it's getting worse.

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Dr. Glenn Aufseeser
Podiatry 9 years experience
Fungus/diabetes: Given the potential for problems associated with diabetes, i would be hesitant to try any at home remedies for athletes foot. Evaluation by a podiatrist would be beneficial, not only to help rid the fungal infection, but to ensure that your grandmothers foot does not run into problems in the future.
Dr. Natalie Geary
Pediatrics 30 years experience
I would add that diabetes compromises circulation and that many diabetics have issues with amputation/loss of blood flow so please get it properly addressed
Apr 26, 2013
Dr. Jonathan Posner
Podiatry 27 years experience
No: Fungus can affect both skin and toe nails, is it her nails or skin? Diabetics should be seen every two months by a foot doctor. The best thing you can do is to get her an aappointment with your local foot doc.
Dr. Payam Rafat
Podiatry 22 years experience
Have it evaluated.: As a diabetic do not take any chances. Have it evaluated and get the appropriate treatment.
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
Podiatry 28 years experience
Fungus of skin ?: Or nail? If skin, any pharmacy has an otc antifungal, for the toenails see a podiatrist to have them trimmed down and if interested an oral antifungal agent can be given if no contraindication....

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