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What types of orthotics or foot care would work best for my fiancée's foot structure? She is having foot pain.

What types of orthotics or foot care would work best for my fiancée's foot structure? She is having foot pain.

Foot pain: I would first try an over the counter orthotic such as those where you can measure your foot at a kiosk like Dr. Scholl's. If the pain persists, I would see a podiatrist. ...Read more

Ulceration (Definition)

Exact synonym so far as this pathologist is concerned. An ulcer is a lesion on a body surface (outer or inner) in which the epithelium and at least some of the underlying connective tissue has been lost specifically to necrosis (cell death) rather than just mechanical or chemical injury. All ulcer craters ...Read more


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What is the treatment for a toddler with hand foot & mouth disease?

What is the treatment for a toddler with hand foot & mouth disease?

Self heals over time: Hfm is a collection of symptoms related to infection by strains of an intestinal virus.It runs its course producing a variety of blisters in various locations before resolving as the body fights it off. The main problem with the disorder is the chance of dehydration from poor fluid intake. Comfort measures & a focus on improving fluid intake are the best method of rx. ...Read more

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Is there any type of cure or surgery to help with fallen arch flat foot on left foot and. Does it work ? I use orthotics .

Is there any type of cure or surgery to help with fallen arch flat foot  on left foot and. Does it work ? I use orthotics .

Best to Ask & Ask: There is a surgery to correct just about anything that is perceived to be wrong with a foot. Most of the surgeries work pretty well and have a predictably good outcome. Some, well, can have more risk and need to considered thoughtfully. There are several ways to treat a "fallen" arch, your best answer would be to seek several opinions from specialists familiar with the various treatment options. ...Read more

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What alternative surgeries exist for non diabetic ulcer on sole of the foot vs skin graft. I'm offloading in cam Walker daily for 5 years. need help?

What alternative surgeries exist for non diabetic ulcer on sole of the foot vs skin graft.  I'm offloading in cam Walker daily for 5 years.  need help?

Depend: it is really depend on the size of the ulcer, and the depth and the staging of the ulcer, and last if the ulcer is necrotic,or infected. Debridment of the necrotic and infected tissues is essential for the ulcer to heal. Skin coverage could varies to many options including skin graft. You can discuss the different options with your surgeon,general,vascular,foot,or orthopedist ...Read more

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What kind of antibiotic is best for a foot infection following treatment for plantar warts? Had cryo liquid nitrogen and canthacur treatment on foot for several plantar warts 2 days previously. The post treatment instructions said to call with any signs

What kind of antibiotic is best for a foot infection following treatment for plantar warts? Had cryo liquid nitrogen and canthacur treatment on foot for several plantar warts 2 days previously.  The post treatment instructions said to call with any signs

SIGNS OF INFECTION: Cryotherapy for warts can produce blistering, with pain, redness, swelling and a clear drainage. Although these are signs of infection, most likely it is the normal reaction to the freezing. Only by your doctor seeing it will he/she know for sure. Dr. Latva ...Read more

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Looking for a podiatrist/orthopedic specialist advice. Does a foot splint for the big toe get rid of mild bunions or prevent it from becoming worse?

Looking for a podiatrist/orthopedic specialist advice. Does a foot splint for the big toe get rid of mild bunions or prevent it from becoming worse?

Unlikely: 'splints' for hallux vagus deformity and bunions have little effect on natural history or progression . Bunion pads, wider shoes , nsaids may help.Deforming forces which result in hv often progress. See an ors w/ foot/ankle fellowship training or your local orthopedist.Best of luck! ...Read more

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Is podiatrist a better choice for ankle or foot pain ?

Is podiatrist a better choice for ankle or foot pain ?

Specialist: A podiatrist is a doctor of podiatric medicine (dpm) who is qualified by his or her education and training and experience to diagnose and treat conditions affecting the foot, ankle, and related structures of the leg. Practitioners may focus on many different specialty areas, including surgery, orthopedics, biomechanics, sports medicine, geriatrics, pediatrics, primary care, and wound care. ...Read more

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Is there an OTC treatment for chemo induced foot neuropathy?

Is there an OTC treatment for chemo induced foot neuropathy?

Maybe: Zostrix (capsaicin) 0.075% applied as a cream 3-4 times a day can help for neuropathic pain. It needs to be used for 10-14 days before becoming effective and initial applications can burn a bit. Pretreatment with a Lidocaine based gel beforehand can help prevent the zostrix (capsaicin) pain as well as help numb the painful area on its own. ...Read more

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Pt, podiatrist or an orthopedic surgeon, which is better to getproper treatment for flat feet in a child who is having pain in top of feet, knees, and ankles?

Pt, podiatrist or an orthopedic surgeon, which is better to getproper treatment for flat feet in a child who is having pain in top of feet, knees, and ankles?

Options?: Please miter that various specialists have training and expertise with these issues. All can be good and you need to find out if the specialist is respected in the community. Please also note that an orthopedic surgeon who is a foot and ankle specialist has the most years of training. ...Read more

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Which is more effective in treating hand pain from computer use, a cold or hot treatment?

Which is more effective in treating hand pain from computer use, a cold or hot treatment?

Cold is better: Ice the area for 30 minutes on and 30 minutes off when awake is better than heat which causes more swelling. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for hand foot and mouth disease?

What is the treatment for hand foot and mouth disease?

Symptomatic care: Hand-foot-mouth disease is a very common viral infection, usually occurring in childhood. Since it is a viral infection, there is no specific treatment for it. Care consists of keeping the child comfortable and hydrated. Here is a link to the cdc article about the illness. http://www.cdc.gov/hand-foot-mouth/index.html. ...Read more

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I have a plantars wart on my foot. I have tried duct tape exclusion therapy, liquid n2 treatments (many treatments bydermatologist), and three laser treatments by a podiatrist; none worked. Can you suggest some other advice/therapies?

I have a plantars wart on my foot. I have tried duct tape exclusion therapy, liquid n2 treatments (many treatments bydermatologist), and three laser treatments by a podiatrist; none worked. Can you suggest some other advice/therapies?

Surgical excision: Since all of the other treatments have failed, the only good option left would be to surgically excise the warts. This can be done as an office procedure under local anesthesia. ...Read more

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What is best for foot muscle pain (From pinky to heel) heat or cold??? And why?

What is best for foot muscle pain (From pinky to heel) heat or cold??? And why?

See details: The best option is to have the foot evaluated to determine the specific cause of the pain. Heat or cold generally provide nothing more than short term relief at best. ...Read more

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What is a non-surgical treatment of planar warts in shaving area aside from freezing? Iis zyclara effective? Any other cream / organic treatment ?

What is a non-surgical treatment of planar warts in shaving area aside from freezing? Iis zyclara effective? Any other cream / organic treatment ?

Veregen (sinecatechins): I assume you mean genital. Yes zyclara is somewhat effective but there are othe prescription options such as veregen, (sinecatechins) which i prefer over zyclara of the topicals for this. ...Read more

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I have articular blockage at my right foot & can't walk more than 200m.Is it necessari a chirurgical intervention or an alternate treatment?

I have articular blockage at my right foot & can't walk more than 200m.Is it necessari a chirurgical intervention or an alternate treatment?

No: There are medications such as Pletal (cilostazol) that have been shown to be very effective in helping people with claudication walk further. You should always try the conservative approach prior to having angioplasty or even surgery. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for buttock ulcer?

What is the best treatment for buttock ulcer?

Depends on cause: It depends on the cause of the ulcer. If it's due to stasis ulcer (decubitus), then a dressing such as duoderm is helpful. Also, bec there is usualky secondary bacterial infection, tipical and/or antibiotics may be necessary. ...Read more

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How to keep pressure, friction and shear off buttock ulcer when I work sitting down??

How to keep pressure, friction and shear off buttock ulcer when I work sitting down??

Buttock ulcer.: Depending on where the ulcer is a doughnut pillow to sit on may be helpful. Alternatively you could fashion your own form foam with a cut out where the ulcer is so that it is not in contact with a hard surface https://www.contourliving.com/medical-cushions/ ...Read more

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My husband has a large venous foot ulcer. What are his treatment options?

My husband has a large venous foot ulcer. What are his treatment options?

Compression: Local wound care in combination with multi- layer compression will start the healing process. More importantly, an evaluation of the leg veins with an ultrasound and treatment of any venous insufficiency will help hasten the healing process and prevent recurrence. ...Read more

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Hand-foot-and-mouth disease or just a simple oral ulcer/mouth sore. How can I tell?

Hand-foot-and-mouth disease or just a simple oral ulcer/mouth sore. How can I tell?

Don't guess/get exam: You can't; get exam. Canker sores are common aphthous ulcers of mouth that occur situationally, often in response to stressors, are bacterial or viral, & can be treated topically with many otc products that reduce local discomfort & potentially speed healing. However, oral/dental problems & a number of systemic diseases cause canker sore-like lesions--crohn's, behcet's, std (sexually transmitted). ...Read more

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How can I tell if I have hand-foot-and-mouth disease or just a simple oral ulcer/mouth sore?

How can I tell if I have hand-foot-and-mouth disease or just a simple oral ulcer/mouth sore?

See a dentist: You need to have someone look at the ulcers. Hand foot and mouth disease is a viral infection that has symptoms occurring elsewhere in the body. Mouth ulcers are from a variety of sources and can vary in how long they take to go away or be treated. See your dentist and he or she can help you figure it out. ...Read more

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Hand-foot-and-mouth disease or just a simple oral ulcer/mouth sore? Any serious worry here?

Hand-foot-and-mouth disease or just a simple oral ulcer/mouth sore?  Any serious worry here?

Usually Not: The most common rapid-onset mouth sores are aphthous ulcers (canker sores) and herpetic lesions (cold sores) which are usually self limiting and heal in 7-10 days. Laser tx can shorten duration for both and anti-herpetic medications exist. Hf&m is caused by the coxsackie virus and is very contagious in the early stages and usually found in children. ...Read more

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What herbal ointment is good for foot ulcer?

What herbal ointment is good for foot ulcer?

Ointment: None . That is not their indication. You need to see your podiatrist or wound specialist or you risk a raging infection. ...Read more

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What is the best herbal ointment for a foot ulcer?

Many things: There are numerous herbal solutions and ointments that can be applied to ulcers. Many people are taking silver supplements or applying it directly to the wound. Unless you are an herbalist and actually know what you are doign i would suuggest seeing a doctor for proper medication and treatment. Ulcers can go down hill quickly. I have several patients who chose the herbal route and ended poorly. ...Read more

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How can I relieve the pain from mouth ulcers caused by hand, foot, and mouth disease?

How can I relieve the pain from mouth ulcers caused by hand, foot, and mouth disease?

Mouth ulcers: Your physician can prescribe a oral rinse to sooth and numb the tissues while the lesions heal. This will help immediately. ...Read more

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My 2 yr daughter has hand, foot and mouth disease for last 4 days. The ulcers / blisters in mouth make it difficult for her to drink and eat.. What medication will be most suitable?

My 2 yr daughter has hand, foot and mouth disease for last 4 days. The ulcers / blisters in mouth make it difficult for her to drink and eat.. What medication will be most suitable?

Numb the mouth: Anything that will decrease the pain in the mouth will help her drink. Ice cold foods act as a local anesthesia as they numb the area. Try popsicles, ice cream, jello, as well as pedialyte popsicles that will keep her hydrated. Also oragel will help. As it is a viral disease, there is no antibiotics that will help it. It will go away on its own. ...Read more

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My daughter has hand foot and mouth whars the best to give her for her mouth ulcers she doesn't like the bonjela as it stongs and wont use the spray?

My daughter has hand foot and mouth whars the best to give her for her mouth ulcers she doesn't like the bonjela as it stongs and wont use the spray?

Some like ice: Chilling down the blisters with ice chips or popsicles slows the pain messages the nerves send up to her brain. It may last long enough to help her eat a bit. It also helps the problem without any aftertaste or side effects. Avoiding acidic fruit drinks(orange, tomatoe, grapefruit)helps while neutral drinks like fruit necters, grape juice & milk are better tolerated. ...Read more

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Can foot, hand and mouth disease cause the swelling of the parotid duct? Multiple ulcers inside mouth with the parotid duct on the right side swollen.

Can foot, hand and mouth disease cause the swelling of the parotid duct? Multiple ulcers inside mouth with the parotid duct on the right side swollen.

The two are: probably NOT related (it would be a co-incidence for one of the oral lesions to be in the EXACT location HOWEVER it is theoretically possible! Hope this helps! Dr Z ...Read more

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My twelve year old son has a rash on his feet and palms of his hands. He had a mouth ulcer last week but no other mouth sores. He also has mild cold symptoms. Is HFM in winter possible?

My twelve year old son has a rash on his feet and palms of his hands. He had a mouth ulcer last week but no other mouth sores. He also has mild cold symptoms. Is HFM in winter possible?

Hand foot and mouth : Yes HFM is mostly a summer virus but the virus does not follow the rules. Your description fits very well. The blisters last 1-2 weeks in the hands and feet. The oral sores are earlier and go away after a week. The rash is contagious if the vesicles are opened and drained. There is no treatment. Pain meds do help if needed. Drink lots of fluids. Good diagnosis !! ...Read more

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Have mouth ulcers,red bumps on hands and feet. Right ear is a little draining and 101.6 fever.My DR appt in two days.Should I go to ER or wait?

Have mouth ulcers,red bumps on hands and feet. Right ear is a little draining and 101.6 fever.My DR appt in two days.Should I go to ER or wait?

Coxsackie Virus: also called Hand, Foot and Mouth Disease. The contagious disease is typically moderate, and nearly all patients recover in 7 to 14 days without any medical treatment. If concerned, see your GP for exam. ...Read more

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Members f my Family have had the hand foot and mouth infection i had sore hands feet and sore throat mouth ulcers and very painful gland under jaw?

Ans: Well from your description sounds like fifths disease. This is viral and thus treated symptomatically. So in other words rest hydrate and just let it run its course ...Read more

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After biopsy my mom was diagnosed as skin ulcer in right leg just above ankle want to know the treatment options and minimum healing time?

Ulcer: Depends on many factors, is she diabetic. Does she have good circulation? What is the size? There is no set healing time with ulcers and depend on treatment she is getting. We like to see all ulcers heal within 4 weeks. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for an ulcer of the ankle?

Go to the dr: Don't play with ulcers urself. Firt find etiology. Is it a venous or arterial ulcer for example. Any comorbidites factors? Circulatory status needs to be assessed, presence of infection determined etc Then treatment plans can be initiated. ...Read more

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Ulcer (Definition)

An ulcer is a discontinuity or a break in a body membrane that impedes the normal functioning of the organ of which that membrane is a part. Ulcers are further classified by their location. Ulcers are usually caused by infections, excessive acid production, stress, ...Read more


Buttock (Definition)

The buttocks are the paired curved masses that make up our "posterior." each buttock consists of a layer of fat superimposed on the gluteus maximus ...Read more