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Best Socks For Stinky Feet
Moisture: Most foot odor issues are related to moisture issues which cause bacteria to flourish. In addition to wearing clean socks daily, rotate shoes to allow drying time, powder feet and shoes and dry between toes carefully. If problems persist, a podiatrist can prescribe drying agents, and in certain instances, antibiotics to reduce bacteria. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I've been given shoes and sandals by a relative who has Athlete's foot. Do I need to use antifungal spray(if so for how long?)or wear socks for flats?
How best to treat foot perspiration when no antiperspirants help. There is no odor but the feet get hot when in socks or shoes?
Sweating: Isolated foot sweating would probably respond well to drysol (aluminum chloride) solution. If that doesn't work then iontophoresis would be the next step. A last step would be botox. This also works great but is very expensive and would not be covered by most insurance (to the best of my knowledge). ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Bruising: The obvious remedy is to get rid of the tight shoes and socks . This begs the question why you would have something that tight ...Read more
See answer: The american academy of dermatology recommend: ointments and creams are more effective and less irritating than lotions. Look for a cream or ointment that contains an oil such as olive oil or jojoba oil. Shea butter also works well. Other ingredients that help to soothe dry skin include lactic acid, urea, hyaluronic acid, dimethicone, glycerin, lanolin, mineral oil, and petrolatum. ...Read more
Skates: That depends on the construction of the skate shoes and how tight or not they are . Some skate shoes will accomodate orthotics , which is very good . Without you in front of me to see your feet and /or x rays that is truly difficult to answer. See your podiatrist for assistance and /or any problems ...Read more
Burning soles of feet after running, could this be related to athlete's foot? is long term use of OTC anti-fungal foot powder advisable?
Is there a specific shoe with harder soles i can wear with orthodics my shoesoles keep wearing out fast .
How important could it be for my mother to wear tight socks for her peripheral edema in her feet and ankles?
Prevention: If edema has been identified to where compression stockings have been recommended, then they should be used daily to help prevent complications related to edema. The proper sizing and fitting of those garments is very important for both comfort and to ensure that they are supplying the correct amount of recommended compression. Hose will control, not cure the edema--they must be used daily. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Tried a DIY remedy for toe nail fungus. Remember afterward how porous feet are. Concerned the bleach in the foot soak can affect my breastmilk?
No problem: Bleach in a foot soak will NOT affect your breastmilk. Good luck with the treatment and congratulations on your baby. You are a good mother to be breastfeeding your child and asking questions to be safe. ...Read more
Why are my feet so ugly and dry cracked heels i maintaine my feet all the time and moisturise them with eura cream as soon as i stop soaking it's back?
Flip flops: Wearing flip flops or sandals with open backs is usually the problem. Also walking barefoot on hard surfaces can worsen the issue. Always wear shoes and sandals with closed backs or straps to keep them in place while walking. Using creams such as urea 40% cream and vaseline nightly with cotton socks can help improve the dryness and cracking. See a dermatologist if not improving. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Smelly feet: Creams are better, although there usually a reason for smelly feet. The problem mat be a bacterial infection called pitting karatolysis caused by a bacteria that eats the top layer of your skin leaving small pitts in your skin. This is usually associated with hyperhydrosis ( sweaty feet). You need an antibiotic pill and topical antibiotic cream for about two weeks. ...Read moreSee 6 more doctor answers
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