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Can Athletes Foot Cause Foot Swelling
Swelling is the enlargement of organs, skin, or other body parts. It is caused by a buildup of fluid in the tissues. The extra fluid can lead to a rapid increase in weight over a short period of time (days to weeks). Swelling can occur all over the body (generalized) or only in one part ...Read more
My husband's doc assessed his hernia repair site swelling and associated it with his athletes foot... Is this accurate?
The only connection: I can conjure up would be if he developed a fungal infection to his hernia site, which is pretty rare. If that is the case, he would need oral anti-fungal medicine, but only after a positive fungal culture of the hernia site. I have to admit, though, this is a stretch. I like the idea of a second opinion. ...Read more
Very sore red swollen soles of feet?? They were hard and peeling so I've been using athletes foot but feet are swelling abnormally and hurt??
Infection?: This may be caused by something you came in contact with...it is likely infection or a severe inflammatory reaction. See your doctor to help narrow down the diagnosis so you can be treated and get better. ...Read more
Can athletes foot cause a pinky toe to swell up and cause pain half-way up a foot to the point of intense pain and unable to walk?
Many causes: If it is just one leg and you are having pain, please go to the ER to be seen as soon as possible. ...Read more
See a podiatrist: If this is a chronic problem, you have to rule out a fracture or tendonitis, or both. You may have injured it without knowing. It may even be a nerve pinched in that area or your back. I would suggest having it properly examined and get x-rays. If you continue to walk with pain, you risk injuring it more, changing the way you are walking and creating a new problem because of compensation. ...Read more
Could foot swelling be caused by uric acid sintered in the tissues but can't be shown in examination? What would you recommend to do or take?
Here are some...: Known to us, stroke is the most common cause for thalamic pain and may lead to hemiparesis leading to immobilization of extremities with subsequent the edema of affected legs, but not severe swelling except developing vessel-blocking clots in veins. So, seek evaluation & counseling for right attention and care as needed; do not hold wishful thinking and wait if just happening recently. ...Read more
Yes...: If the bandage is too tight the area below the area may get increased swelling. ...Read more
Post-operative swell: Swelling travels with gravity. After most surgeries to lower extremities, the surgeon will instruct patients to keep their legs raised. This is so the swelling (fluid) doesn't build up following the flow of gravity to the foot and ankle. Although there may not be any procedures done to those areas, fluid can travel along a path of gravity and teh foot and ankle are at the bottom. ...Read more
Foot swelling for no reason and it looks like I have an allergic reaction. It hurts it's a shooting pain but I don't know what caused this?
Evaluation needed: Allergic reactions limited to one foot is a bit unusual. It will be important for the treating physician to distinguish between soft tissue, swelling, joint swelling, and angioedema from allergic reaction. Frequently with allergic reaction there is itching and redness and less "shooting pain." insect bite or sting reactions may be a possibility and a close examination will aid in this. ...Read more
Usually: When only one foot is swollen, it's an indication of something wrong with the foot, ankle or lower leg that's swollen. Blood pressure can lead to swelling if untreated, but usually in both feet, not one. Being overweight can make treating whatever is wrong more difficult, but it's not the cause of swelling. I suggest you either consult with your pmd or see a dpm about the swelling. Good luck! ...Read more
Yes: As common as tulips in the spring. ...Read more
Can Metformin cause ankle/foot swelling? On it 3 wks, now at 500mgx3, & this week having swelling similar to when pregnant but I am not pregnant now.
Ankle/Foot swelling: 90% of the time, in my practice, when people are complaining of foot and ankle swelling, it is due to Venous Insufficiency/Venous Stasis. This can be related to prescription medication, renal failure, Congestive heart failure, and just simple wear and tear on the venous system. Most of my patients who are Diabetic also have Hypertension, which can also lead to foot and ankle swelling. ...Read more
Hi I have a athlete foot it's okay im using floucinonide cream for my af cause its cheaper cream like the other cream thanks?
Athletes foot: Using cheaper creams is fine — but keep in mind that there is significant bioavailability and the actualy effective drug may vary between the different products. If you are using a cheaper product I would also suggest that you use an athletes foot powder as well. ...Read more
Good question.: Athletes foot is caused by a fungal infection. The fungus is likely causing skin irritation in some manner. A mosquito bites and causes an inflammatory response. I am not sure if the fungus actually nibbles at you as they are microscopic and we don't see them, but I assume they are irritating the skin in some capacity. ...Read more
No...: There are a few different fungal organisms that cause athlete's foot and mushrooms are not among them. ...Read more
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