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It's cleansing: No harm done. White vinegar diluted (1:4) is a home remedy for many things in the foot besides smelling a little "pickled", the vinegar is actually antimicrobial (great for minor cuts and abrasions), antifungal (great for athlete's foot) and is a keratolytic (great for calluses). ...Read more
I got injured on my foot earlier in the week. It's still not fully cicatrized. Can I go in the sea ?
That would depend on: The injury......an abrasion lets say doesn't have to fully heal.....a deep wound you would have to be careful for sand to get in or be concerned salt can burn ...Read more
Multiple factors: Diabetics have a lifetime risk of 15-20% of developing a foot ulcer and of those 15-20% will go on to amputations. Those % are going to increase to 25% in the next few years. Multiple risk factors lead to ulcers and amputation, and high blood sugars is one of them. High blood sugars leads to neuropathy, poor circulation and foot deformities among other things. Trauma is another risk factor. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Visual inspection: The best way is visual inspection. If you have any concerns for ulceration, check your own feet. This is of particular importance in patients with peripheral neuropathy as is seen in diabetics. Regaular inspection is important. Look for skin cracking, thinning, hot or warm areas, redness and swelling, blood, and toe nail problems. Any questions, see your pcp or specialist. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I punctured the bottom of my foot on the top of a wire fence 2 days ago & I cleaned it properly but want to know what to look out for. Very sore today?
R/O CELLULITIS: Cellulitis is a superficial skin infection that can be caused after an abrasion, puncture or rupture of a boil . Keep the area clean and apply topical antibiotics. Seek prompt evaluation for potential need of oral antibiotics/X-ray /labs. F/U with your doctor if symptoms persist or worsen, oral antibiotics may be needed. Also a tetanus shot of >10 yrs ...Read more
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