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Can folliculitis spread to the bottom of feet?

Can folliculitis spread to the bottom of feet?

Sorry: I do not believe that there are hair follicles on the plantar surface (sole) of the foot. ...Read more

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Dr. Mike Bauerschmidt
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Folliculitis (Definition)

A condition in which one or more hair follicles are swollen. It can occur anywhere on the skin, and usually occurs when the hair follicles are damaged by friction from clothing, shaving, or blockage of the follicle, and a ...Read more


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Can I have folliculitus on the botom of my feet?

Can I have folliculitus on the botom of my feet?

To date: I have never seen a hair follicule on the bottom of ones foot, so i would say no. If someone does somehow grow hair on the bottom of the foot then it would be possible. But, i don't think that would be a common situation. Hence, my real answer is no. ...Read more

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Foot fuges what to do?

Foot fuges what to do?

Assume foot fungus: There are many over the counter anti-fungal meds that can be bought at the drug store. Good hygeine and topical anti fungal should help over 3-4 weeks. ...Read more

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Do foot levelers work?

Do foot levelers work?

Yes: If you are referring to a shoe heel lift or orthotic inserts, they work very well when used in the correct way and for a specific diagnosis! Best wishes! ...Read more

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Does foot powder expire?

Does foot powder expire?

Probably: Most medications have an expiry date , please check the details on the bottle of powder . ...Read more

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Pain after foot massage?

Pain after foot massage?

Less vigorous: There are certain structures or conditions that over vigorous foot massage can inflame. 1st is the nerves in your hoot. They are in between the metatarsal heads and can be enlarged (morton's neuroma) and hurt by undue pressure. Unstable toejoints or fixed deformities of the toes can also become inflamed by ill applied massage. Remember not all pain during massage is beneficial! ...Read more

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How do u treat foot spurs?

How do u treat foot spurs?

Don't: On the bottom of the heel, the spur is rarely the problem. For that focus on stretching, proper shoewear, low impact activity. If its the back the heels the same applles except in that case (achilles tendon), surgery can become necessary to clean out tendon and remove spur. ...Read more

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What causes athlete's foot?

What causes athlete's foot?

Fungus: Fungus lives almost everywhere and it loves dark, wet areas like a foot in a sock in a shoe... ...Read more

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Are foot levelers effective?

Are foot levelers effective?

Patients I've had: With foot levelers have found them to be largely uncomfortable. A podiatrist trained in biomechanics can usually make an orthotic that is far more comfortable and effective. ...Read more

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Why would you remove a foot?

Why would you remove a foot?

A few reasons...: If there is not enough blood flow to keep it alive, if it is too infected to be salvaged, if it it too traumatically injured (usually crush injuries). The main reasons though are infection (especially in bone) or lack of blood supply to be able to heal. ...Read more

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How did I get athlete's foot?

How did I get athlete's foot?

Be sure it is : Be sure you have athlete's foot (tinea pedis). Many conditions can look like it but are something else, like dyshidrotic eczema, contact dermatitis or bacterial infection. If you're uncertain, have your doctor examine you for proper diagnosis. ...Read more

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How can I get athlete’s foot?

How can I get athlete’s foot?

Fungus is normal: Fungus is a normal inhabitant for all of us. We all tend to either respond or not respond to this infection, meaning our own immune system. Certainly, some locations may expose one to a highly concentration of the fungus, but remember you have it already. ...Read more

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What to do about foot fundgus?

What to do about foot fundgus?

See below.: Foot fungus can often be treated with an over-the-counter cream called Lotrimin (clotrimazole) AF. For prevention, you should make sure you are drying your feet well after activities where you are sweating a lot, dry between your toes after showering with a towel and even with a hair dryer set on cool. You can use corn-starch based powder to absorb extra moisture. See your doctor if the above don't work. ...Read more

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How can I treat a foot fetish?

How can I treat a foot fetish?

See a doctor: You need to see a psychiatrist or psychologist for evaluation and treatment of a fetish. ...Read more

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How do you cure athlete's foot?

How do you cure athlete's foot?

Try OTC antifungal: Athletes feet is usually caused by a fungus. There are several good otc anti fungals available. If this does not work follow up with your podiatrist. ...Read more

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