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Tinea pedis: Sure tine pedis is curable. I would try a topical anti fungal such as Ertaczo once a day. If it does not get better in 1 month then you might have to start oral medication with topical. ...Read more
2 weeks ago, I took cipro (ciprofloxacin) (750mg 2x/day) for a uti. After 2 days, I felt pain and numbness in my hands, feet and face. The UTI was gone by day 2, but the pain gets worse daily. Is this treatable?
Swollen: The first right thing to do is to determine the cause of the swelling. For that you need to see your podiatrist. If it's from another area of the body the appropriate referral can be made. ...Read more
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
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
Depends on the cause: Swelling can be caused by many things (liver, kidney, heart diseases, and blood clots are the serious ones). Everyday, reversible non-serious causes are meds (motrin and similar, calcium blockers, hormones). If you don't have a health threatening condition, limiting salt intake (sodium) and keeping your feet elevated will help. ...Read more
Have an assessment: It's important that if there is a concern about a foot/ankle injury, you want an expert to evaluate and determine if there is any disruption in structure or if there is any normal function that is compromised. Proper triage, assessment, treatment and rehabilitation is important to keep you going. Left untreated, it can affect you long term. If in doubt, have it checked out. ...Read more
Sounds like you: Need to see an orthopedist to figure out the etiology of the pain and the best course for treatment. ...Read more
How best to treat foot perspiration when no antiperspirants help. There is no odor but the feet get hot when in socks or shoes?
Sweating: Isolated foot sweating would probably respond well to drysol (aluminum chloride) solution. If that doesn't work then iontophoresis would be the next step. A last step would be botox. This also works great but is very expensive and would not be covered by most insurance (to the best of my knowledge). ...Read more
It depends: The cause of the weakness and numbness needs to be determined before rendering treatment. ...Read more
Pain and numbness: Need to consider a peripheral neuropathy and causes are many. Small fiber variants are notorious for causing a combination of pain and numbness, but nerve compression at ankle can cause tarsal tunnel syndrome. In the end to uncover causation, an experienced neurologist can work closely with a podiatrist. ...Read more
No Data on safety: Topical (skin) agents are GENERALLY safe to use. BUT, these meds are not regulated by the FDA so the purity of them is unsure. This med has several therapy claims: reduce acne, nail fungus, and other claims. The Mayp Clinic has the best advise on its website regarding this med: "Use cautiously in preg and breastfeeding women, and during childbirth due to a lack of enough scientific information." ...Read more
My 11 yr old daughter has pealing feet, mostly her toes. It looks like athletes foot. Should I treat it with an over-the-counter Lotrimin, (clotrimazole) get an Rx?
How to treat foot and ancle swelling? Both are very swollen and bruised color like purplish-red looks like blood may be clotting
Hi, I think my big toe is infected. It is red, warm and very sore, in particular to the left of the nail. It's on my left foot. Can I treat at home?
No: It is a steroid cream not an antifungal. Also, steroid creams should be used judiciously as they do carry side effects and hence should not be used indiscriminantly. ...Read more
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.
mark reed, dpm. ...Read more