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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

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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Rash started in dec & looked like a shaving rash. Spread all over my legs looking the same. Now it spread to my back (different look) top of feet, arms, hairline. Biopsies say no dermatitis, folliculiti?

Rash started in dec & looked like a shaving rash. Spread all over my legs looking the same. Now it spread to my back (different look) top of feet, arms, hairline. Biopsies say no dermatitis, folliculiti?

Maybe allergies.: This might be allergies to something you are eating so it might be a good idea to see your doctor and talk about getting tested for allergies to foods, etc. Good luck. ...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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What can cause foot pains?

What can cause foot pains?

Many things: Could be anything from sprain, strain, injury, nerve damage, etc. ...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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What makes only one foot swell?

What makes only one foot swell?

Few possibilities: Including trauma or injury, so strain, sprain, tendonitis are all there, incompetent valves kevin's can occur unilaterally, infection, gout ally an occur on one side. ...Read more

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How do you treat athlete's foot?

How do you treat athlete's foot?

OTC Antifungals: Hello:

it is important to not make a diagnosis without a clinical examination.

For the sake of answering your question for informational purposes, typically otc anti-fungal medications can resolve the problem.

Best regards:

mark reed, dpm. ...Read more

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Why can't I bear weight on foot?

Why can't I bear weight on foot?

Weight on foot: Its sounds like you need a xray and an exam. I would see a podiatrist. Get some crutches at a cvs and make an appointment. ...Read more

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Is it possible to regrow a foot?

Is it possible to regrow a foot?

Unfortunately: It is not possible to regrow a foot. There are amazing prosthetic devices available now, and these are most effective for patients that have lost their leg below the knee. ...Read more

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What are ways to treat foot spurs?

What are ways to treat foot spurs?

Many: Would depend on where on the foot the spur is. A heel spur? A midfoot spurring? Spurs are bony overgrowths and can occur on any bone. In reality if the spur is on the bottom of the foot, a heel spur - then this is one case where likely the spur does not have to be removed and conservative care is helpful. ...Read more

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One foot is colder than the other?

One foot is colder than the other?

This is not: Necessarily pathological. One would need to check if the blood is flowing normally, this is done by checking pulses. Non invasive arterial exams can be performed which is a non painful quick test done with blood pressure cuffs on different parts of the leg. A simple capillary refill test can be performed by you by pressing tips of toes to see if color returns quickly. If concerned see dr. ...Read more

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What works well for athlete's foot?

What works well for athlete's foot?

Depends: You want one that works...and if it clears the infection, it's strong enough. It could be over the counter or prescription. It depends on the extent and the type of fungal infection ...Read more

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What is the cause of athlete's foot?

What is the cause of athlete's foot?

Athletes foot: This is a skin condition caused by fungus. This requires topical medication which can be obtained over the counter. If severe see a doctor for oral medication. ...Read more

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What can be done for athlete's foot?

What can be done for athlete's foot?

Lamisil (terbinafine) AD: Wash all socks with bleach, spray shoes out with an anti fungal spray, and get some Lamisil (terbinafine) ad or lotrimin and follow instructions. Also bleach your bathroom and shower floor. If persists seek out a local podiatrist. ...Read more

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How can I stop foot fetish thoughts?

How can I stop foot fetish thoughts?

Big picture: Every man and many women have some unexplainable turn-on. It's yours for a lifetime and often these are fun. If any kind of thoughts -- sexual or otherwise -- are keeping you from doing and thinking the things you want, then a short course of cognitive-behavioral therapy and/or a low dose of the right medication can usually abolish this. Vary your sexual repertoire & focus on real affection. ...Read more