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How Long Does It Take To Cure Athlete's Foot
Be preventative : You can keep on top of athletes foot by checking your feet everyday. Make sure that you dry in between your toes. If you see red dots on the bottom of your feet or scaly areas make sure you start applying an anti fungal cream. Do not use a cream in between toes since this just adds to the moisture. If you are having difficulty seeing results see your local podiatrist. ...Read more
7-14 days: While a common cold cannot be "cured", it will run its course within 7 to 14 days. Antibiotics are not helpful for the common cold but there are a few supplements that have been shown to increase your body's immune response to the virus, including zinc, vitamin c, and echinacea. ...Read more
Depends on the age: It may take lnfancy and early childhood, and may or may not involve one or more surgical interventions. The older the patient, the more severe the surgery could be needed. If not correcting it surgically a lifetime bracing could be another option. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
It depends: Most patients recover on their own..Incubation time from exposure to illness is from 1-4 weeks. The disease can become chronic in about 5% of patients, and treatment can take months. This is more common in patients who have some form of immune defiiciency. ...Read more
Heel fissures: The severity of the fissure will determine the time it needs to heal. Less severe fissures could take as little as 1 week to heal. More severe fissures will need more time. Try soaking your feet every night then applying a moisturizing agent to the area. Cover with a moisture barrier. ...Read more
Tough question: Because it does not develop in everyone, so I am not sure one really knows when it starts. It likely does precede when the person starts to become symptomatic. Some docs test patients via epidermal nerve fiber density testing. This can tell you if you have decreased small liner e fibers in the skin before being symptomatic. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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