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Cure For Atheletes Feet
Athlete's foot: Prevention is better than treatment. In public baths, use slippers to walk around and make sure to wash your feet very well. Do not wear somebody else's socks or tocuh somebody's toes/feet with the disease. There are many otc antifungals that are quite effective. ...Read more
Strengthen or assist: Dragging is from a lack of ankle dorsiflexion. This is for example present in a drop foot associated with a neurological disorder. Strenghteing the anterior tibial muscle (see internet) could help. If this continues, there are dorsiflex assisted braces but before that, simple ankle braces or high top shoes should help. ...Read more
Charcot foot is a serious complication of diabetes, which results in a collapsing of part of the foot. There are several options and treatments, including casts, boots, and sometimes, surgery. I'm not aware of any cures, in that it is permanently healed and never comes back, unfortunately.
Do keep in mind that being very attentive to excellent diabetes control is probably the best care. ...Read more
It could be...: Athlete's foot. The best otc medication (in my opinion) is lotrimin (clotrimazole) ultra. Dilute vinegar soaks are good as well. Dry the inside of your shoes by placing them up-side down over an air return vent at home overnight. If this doesn't make things better in a couple days, see a podiatrist. ...Read more
Some people are prone to smelly feet.
Tips- changes socks frequently if feet sweat alot, also use a foot pwder, spray shoes out with a lysol disinfectant, allow shoes to dry out overnight. Try using an air freshner for shoes, such as fabreeze. Keep feet dry! ...Read more
Cure smelly feet: Cure implies never returning. If hyperhydrosis is the cause then you can only deal with it with products that assist with controlling that. The really best thing to do is see your podiatrist for an evaluation and a recommendation for products that will help with your unique situation. ...Read more
Callus: Usually calluses are formed due to increased pressure. To get rid of them may involve orthotics, change in shoegear, or even potentially surgery. You can make them less painful with the use of moisturizers after getting your feet wet to the dry/callused areas. Or use of a pumice stone daily after getting your feet wet as well. I would not advise you take a razor to your feet! ...Read more
There are many commercial products available at local pharmacy.
Washing them daily helps. If they sweat then control the sweating. A simple home remedy is to soak in warm water and tea bags. The tannic acid in the tea will dry your pores. Do it every day for a week and then maintenance once weekly works very well. ...Read more
Could you tell me why my husbands feet started smelling from sweat suddenly? What can we do to cure it?
Stop excess perspire: Controlling excess perspiration is a good start. Wearing socks that absorb moisture and letting feet air out whenever possible. A small amount of powder in shoes may help. Spray shoes with disinfectant: wear shoes that"breathe" properly. There are medications which can control excessive perspiration. Good hygeine obviously is also important. ...Read more
I've got nasty black stuff on my sole of the feet which is inside my skin. What are those and how do I cure it?
Please see: Please see your dermatologist for evaluation and to discuss treatment options. This could be caused by many things. ...Read more
What do you suggest if my husbands feet started smelling really he says the sweat what can we do to cure it please help.?
Smelly Feet: The cause of bad odor from the feet can be caused by different things. The most common cause is athletes foot. Best treatment is to get over the counter medication and apply it as directed. Also to prevent reinfections, it is important to destroy the organism in the shoes as well. Cheapest and easiest way is to put your shoes in plastic zip lock bag and place in the freezer for 24 hours. ...Read more
I have calcaria spur in both my feet. How do I cure it I am 52 years old I occasionally jog and am quite regular in my exercises?
See podiatrist: If the spurs are on the bottom most of the time the pain is caused by plantar fascitiis and not the spur itself. Arch supports, stretching, antiinflammatories, night splints etc can all help. ...Read more
When I wake up in the morning my feet hurts for 1 or 2 minutes and it goes away even if I seat for half an hour. Why should I do to cure it? Thank yo
Depends: The type of treatment rendered for athelete's foot (foot fungus) depends on the severity and the type of foot fungus it is. There are several types ranging from topical to oral medication. One important thing to remember is no matter what medication is used, it is important to address the environment that the foot is in and avoid re-infection. Don't forget to disinfect socks as well as shoes! ...Read more
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 skin irritation to severe infection, gangrene and the need for amputation. Minor trench foot can be treated with simple antibiotic measures: cleansing, drying the skin, antibiotic ointment on any broken or open sores, and frequent bandage changes. ...Read more
Terbinafine: Otc terbinafine cream apply to feet twice a day until resolved. Remember you acquire the infection from shoewear that is infected and harboring the fungal spores. You must also purchase some otc antifungal powder and powder your shoe wear each week. Let them sit overnight. If you don't you are just reinfecting yourself each time you put them on. ...Read more
Several: There are a number of treatments for flat feet, depending on the specific mechanics involved. X-rays and a good exam will identify the level of deformity and then treatment can be prescribed. As with most treatments, start conservatively and progress to surgery only if non-surgical measures fail. The recent subtalar implant is fairly effective, but carries surgical risks that orthotics don't. ...Read more
Abnormal nerve: Neuropathy is a condition resulting from abnormal nerve function. Neuropathy can be due to certain vitamin deficiencies, nerve damage due to trauma, alcohol consumption, radiation, side effects of certain medications, or due to certain medical conditions such as diabetes. Treatment varies depending on the cause of the problem. Have it evaluated and appropriately treated. ...Read more
Viral infection: Hand, foot and mouth disease is a common chiildhood viral illness. In most cases it resolves on its own without treatment. If you are not sure of the diagnosis see a doctor. Other problems can cause sores in these areas. ...Read more