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My husband got concrete burn on his foot. It's healing but still looks bad and is very painful. What can he do to ease the pain while he works.

My husband got concrete burn on his foot. It's healing but still looks bad and is very painful. What can he do to ease the pain while he works.

Care vs CLOSURE: Your husband should have this foot wound evaluated by a wound care professional. There are many factors that can contribute to the delayed healing of a wound, such as a burn.. The foot and wound need to be evaluated for adequate blood flow...The lack of is very painful. Several other factors to be evaluated include infection, pressure, irritation, inflammation, etc.. Contact a wound closure center. ...Read more

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Treating Athlete's Foot (Checklist)

Dry well between the toes after your shower or bath
Daily
Wear white cotton socks, especially in the summer
Once
Try to avoid scratching
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See your podiatrist is symptoms persist or do not improve
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How can I avoid/ relieve extremely painful foot cramps asap?

How can I avoid/ relieve extremely painful foot cramps asap?

It depends: There are several causes of foot cramps and the cause needs to be identified to treat it properly. Many muscular cramps are caused by dehydration and low potassium. But other can be caused by collapsed arches and/or poor foot and leg posture. I recommend you see a foot specialist for further evaluation. ...Read more

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After spending 8-11 hours standing and walking on concrete floor working I get pain iin my feet and stiffness in my ankles what can I do to stop this?

After spending 8-11 hours standing and walking on concrete floor working I get pain iin my feet and stiffness in my ankles what can I do to stop this?

Care for your feet: Taking care of your feet is very important when you spend long periods of time on them. Properly fitting shoes with good arch supports and sufficient cushion for walking (which is different for running or for court sports) is very important. Also consider additional arch supports (not just insoles which are flat) that go in your shoes. Spenco is one of many brands of arch supports available. ...Read more

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Treating Athlete's Foot (Checklist)

Change shoes daily
Once
Disinfect shoes
Daily
Consider soaking in betadine/water solution 2-3x weekly
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Start with a topical anti-fungal
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I stand on a concrete floor 2 days a week for 15 hours a day. My feet are stinging by the time I get home. What can I do to help along w/back ache?

I stand on a concrete floor 2 days a week for 15 hours a day. My feet are stinging by the time I get home.  What can I do to help along w/back ache?

See below: Here are some suggestions: take frequent breaks and stretch your legs. Buy special orthotic pads for the inside of your shoes. Get a floor pad to stand on that is a little soft and so relieves the pain in your back by reducing strain but not too soft that your stance is unstable. Ask your doctor or a physical (or occupational) therapist about where to get it. ...Read more

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Treating Athlete's Foot (Checklist)

Wash Feet
2x day
Different pair of shoes
daily
antifungal powders in shoe
daily
OTC antifungal cream to feet
2x day
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3 year old fell from about 3 feet onto concrete floor and hit head. No bruise knot red mark or anything. Says she don't hurt. Acts normal.need worry?

3 year old fell from about 3 feet onto  concrete floor and hit head. No bruise knot red mark or anything. Says she don't hurt. Acts normal.need worry?

Yes: That is a significant height for a 3 y/o. I would have her seen at the Dr.'s office and monitored for a little while to make sure pt is acting well. Keep looking for signs of irritability, fussiness, vomiting, change in personality. Any changes need to go to ER right away. ...Read more

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