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Do Dark Socks With Foot Wounds Cause Blood Poisoning
Toxic ingestion (also called "poisoning") is a condition in which a person has eaten or drank a substance that causes ill symptoms or damage to his body. Taking an overdose of a medicine, taking any dose of a poison, drinking too much vodka, or accidentally drinking antifreeze . . . are all ...Read more
Are toe nails resistant to HIV blood and do not allow blood to go under or over toe nail and cause HIV . Do toe nails protect the same as skin does?
I have verticose veins on legs and feet and have poor blood circulation doctor recommended some med.Compression stock. Need help with very cold feet?
Severe athletes foot deep cracks in the heel of foot, toenails that are too thick to cut with fingernail clippers extreme pain and burning what to do?
a BOARD CERTIFIED DERMATOLOGIST (Skin specialist)
Look for Hospital or University based ( resources for CULTURE and SENSITIVITY of the infecting fungus (Although 'Tinea Pedis" most "common" other fungi can 'invade" as well as BACTERIAL 'super" infection" Good Luck and hope this is helpful
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Can being cold in the feet cause blood clots? Since it reduces circulation?My feet get red, sometimes blue and it kind of worries me, i'm only 20.
Raynaud's: It sounds like a common condition that your family physician should be able to help you with. ...Read more
Can you get HIV from dried up blood under nails even if you washed your hands multiple time used alcohol pads And hand sanitizer?
Not likely: You really can get the definative answer by getting the appropriate blood test at one of the major hospitals. You live in Baltimore, so go to Johns Hopkins and they can see you there. If money is an issue volunteer to donate blood and if your blood is not accepted ask why and they will tell you if you are HIV + ...Read more
Diseases (virus, parasites, etc) you can catch from using a communal shower & sink if you have dermatitis (leg skin with minor rash) and use sandals?
Red soles of feet and toes. Get very red when taking shower. Not circulation had CBC and sonogram/venous doppler all normal . I'm 18. any of ideas?
Red feet toes: 21 F: Red soles of feet and toes. Get very red when taking shower. Not circulation had CBC and sonogram/venous doppler all normal . I'm 18. any of ideas? ANS: May be allergic to chemicals in your shoes-espeically if tennis shoes. Send pictures. See http://www.dermnetnz.org/topics/shoe-contact-dermatitis/ Discuss with your team. ...Read more
I'm confirmed Hypothyroid. Can it cause circulation; such as red legs; burning and itching also and tight shiney skin on lower leg? Why no meds by Dr?
Hypothyroidism : Hypothyroid states can indeed feature edema of legs and skin changes. What you describe is a feature of fairly longstanding hypothyroid state. Circulation of dermis can be squeezed. And skin stretches with edema and gets shiny and reddened. Skin can crack. Treatment to normalize T4 and T3 and TSH is essential. Levothyroxine is usual, and liothyronine can be added. Skin improves slowly. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Mom has DVTs, LOTS. Filter in place. Leg developing blotchy appearance. Like bruises with red spots. Should I worry? Brain bleed can't do thinners.
How to treat a gash on big toe? Er cut off flap of skin. Wrap tight or loose for air? Soak 1xday? Bacetracin? None? Diabetic and neuropathy.
Yes: I think by blood poisoning you are referring to septicemia. Diabetics usually have worse infections than a non diabetic so they are more susceptible to a worse infectious process particularly if they are uncontrolled diabetics or if they 'didn't seek treatment right away because of not knowing they had a problem due to neuropathy. It is possible but not common. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
My son went swimming. His feet are red & blistering. They are also very moist & wrinkly. Two of his toes bled some. What can I do to help the healing?
It almost sounds: Like he was in the pool for a very long time and possibly the bottom of the pool was rough or when he came out the ground was rough. Dry off the feet. I would recommend "painting" the toes with betadine if no iodine allergy and placing band aids over them. He should be okay just be on look out for secondary infection. ...Read more
Are there any diseases that i can catch if someone's toe nail hits my foot and causes my foot to bleed?
Bloody puncture at top of thumb, blood under nail, from a fork. Washed immediately, 6 times with soap+alcohol+betadine. How can I tell if infected?
When there's pus: Depending on what was on the fork, and the fact that it's metal, means making sure that you've had a tetanus booster. Also, with the puncture you are going to experience pain and throbbing. So if there's any signs of swelling or inflammation, or the skin is red, it needs medical attention. If it's a deep puncture, and you irrigated and applied soap, you still may need to see a doctor to start oral antibiotics. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I noticed I'm prone to mosquito bites and skin allergies than most people do, does it has to do with blood or skin type?
Good question: Some studies find that it is the carbon dioxide which attracts the mosquitoes Thus the more carbon dioxide your body produces, the more likely you get bitten. Since every extra bite provokes a booster immune response, the more frequently you are bitten, the more allergic you will become. ...Read more
Face burn due to low diluted use of dettol ..... To clean shave wound .....Reddish and burning sensation with black spots ....
Face burn: You definitely need to see a dermatologist asap. ...Read more
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