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I have athletes foot and want to disinfect my rubber thongs. Flip flops. I have sprayed Ajax surface spray on them, lactic acid 3%/phosphoric acid 3%?

I have athletes foot and want to disinfect my rubber thongs. Flip flops. I have sprayed Ajax surface spray on them, lactic acid 3%/phosphoric acid 3%?

Bleach for fungus: Bleach is one of the most effective ways to disinfect for fungus. Remember to launder all of your socks, sheets, etc... In a good bleach detergent. Bleach cleansing wipes work well to clean rubber shoes or flip flops. Also cleanse common areas (ie... Shower, tile floors) with bleach cleaning products. ...Read more

Chemical Burn (Definition)

Occurs when body tissues react to a corrosive or caustic chemical that results in tissue injury or destruction. The tissue damage is dependent on the nature, concentration, duration, p.H., and temperature ...Read more


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Peeling on back of toes, rough soles. Athletes foot? After washing or rubbing athletes foot in they're a bit sore/sensitive. Think it's athletes foot.

Peeling on back of toes, rough soles. Athletes foot? After washing or rubbing athletes foot in they're a bit sore/sensitive. Think it's athletes foot.

Possibly: Tinea pedis can be associated with peeling and itching but is often in moist places as between your toes. There are over the counter powders and sprays that might help. Make sure you are using cotton socks and you may want to change your sneakers. Let your doctor have a look. ...Read more

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Best flip flops for sweaty feet?

Best flip flops for sweaty feet?

Flip flops: In general are not the most supportive. I think it would be wise to go see the foot doc to figure a good way to treat or control the sweaty feet. ...Read more

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On calves, sunburn like rash, hot 2 touch, not sunburn it is under socks and sneaker.Get it when I walk a lot, like at theme park in hot weather?

On calves, sunburn like rash, hot 2 touch,  not sunburn  it is under socks and sneaker.Get it when I walk a lot, like at theme park in hot weather?

Urticaria: You may be experiencing temperature induced urticaria. Some people have a similar rash in extremes of temperature. If it does not resolve try a little Benadryl (diphenhydramine) or cetiruzibe over the counter. ...Read more

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Can flip flops cause hammer toes?

Can flip flops cause hammer toes?

Chronic : Wearing of flip flops cause instability across the metatarsal (toe joints) and thus would cause the toes to "grip" the ground more during walking. This can lead to hammer toes or "contractures" that over time, will need to be surgically straightened if they become rigid and do not reduce or return to normal straight if you push down on the toe. ...Read more

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Wearing a boot on foot ( torn fascia).Its hot and makes foot sweat and causing itchy rash . Ideas on keeping it dry & irritation free?

Wearing a boot on foot ( torn fascia).Its hot and  makes foot sweat and causing itchy rash . Ideas on keeping it dry & irritation free?

Sweaty boot: Try using talcum powder on your feet, stocking and in the boot. You can also try calamine lotion. When not wearing the boot soak your foot in cool water inf possible and keep a fan on your feet. ...Read more

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The skin on my feet peels off and very dry, i tried foot & heel balm but doesn't work.

The skin on my feet peels off and very dry, i tried foot & heel balm but doesn't work.

Desquamation of feet: Desquamation, skin peeling, many possibilities. Most common is athlete's foot. Can treat with anti-fungal cream, clotrimazole. Eczema, severe dryness of skin, treat with Hydrocortisone cream. Other possibilities; skin allergy, other infections... If not better see your md. ...Read more

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When walking in warm weather with flip flops my feet get warm and toes turn red?

When walking in warm weather with flip flops my feet get warm and toes turn red?

REALLY NOT GOOD FOR-: -walking except briefly, as U have 2 flex Ur toes with each step 2 keep the flip-flops from falling off when U R in the swing phase. can B irritating 2 the toes, also could it B from the sun exposure? ...Read more

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1-must wear straight shoe lasts for overpronation & flat feet? 2-can sneakers have mesh and leather tops?

1-must wear straight shoe lasts for overpronation & flat feet? 2-can sneakers have mesh and leather tops?

??: Not so much a straight last as much as a last of some kind / cheaper shoes may look ok but if you can bend the shoe easily at the heel-forefoot junction then this is not a good shoe for you a good shoe with a last coupled with a good otc or custom made orthotic is the ticket as long as the construction is of reasonable quality what the upper is made from is not too much of an issue. ...Read more

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My little toe is curling inward. It rubs against the adjacent toe. My shoes are roomy. Do any over-the-counter toe straighteners work?

No: Otc toe straighteners do not straighten toes. They can cushion the area but that's all. The cause is complicated but the easiest answer is the tendons aren't pulling properly. Surgery is the only way to straighten the toe v. ...Read more

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Feeling in foot of putting icy hot on?

Feeling in foot of putting icy hot on?

Tough question: If you are asking if icy hot causes that sensation, then "yes". It is a counterirritant like ben gay and basically "overdrives" the nerves so you don't feel pain. If you are saying you have a sensation like when you put it on, then you may be experiencing nerve injury from your conditions called "neuropathy". This can be caused by many things and needs to be evaluated by a doc. ...Read more

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Will second degree burn near mouth on a 20 month old scar ? Burn was caused by hot coffee it's peeling and dry

Will second degree burn near mouth on a 20 month old scar ? Burn was caused by hot coffee  it's peeling and dry

No: A second degree burn by definition should not leave a scar. That said, keep moisturizers on the area for at least 3 months and no sun exposure to the area. ...Read more

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Weird 1-ever seen an ankle sprain make skin turn tan and peel 4 weeks later? (no not sunburn) fell down stairs, ankles were wrapped during sun exposur

Weird 1-ever seen an ankle sprain make skin turn tan and peel 4 weeks later? (no not sunburn) fell down stairs, ankles were wrapped during sun exposur

No unusual: The wrapping along with swelling of tye ankle can cause discoloration of the skin. When swelling goes down the skin tends to peel/slough. ...Read more

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Orthotic 4 overpron+bun use 2 wear aa shoe age+bunin med now.Heel back of heel ankle still slim use gel heeliner in all shoes even if think shoe fits?

Orthotic 4 overpron+bun use 2 wear aa shoe age+bunin med now.Heel back of heel ankle still slim use gel heeliner in all shoes even if think shoe fits?

Overkill: No, although the orthotic can address overpronation, no need for an extra heeliner. This will make the shoe too tight and uncomfortable and may actually exacerbate the bunion pain. Hope this helps. ...Read more