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How To Treat Trench Foot
Definition:: Caused by prolonged exposure of the feet to damp, unsanitary, and cold conditions. Affected feet may become numb, affected by erythrosis (turning red) or cyanosis (turning blue) as a result of poor vascular supply, and feet may begin to have a decaying odor due to the possibility of the early stages of gangrene. As the condition worsens, feet may also begin to swell and blister (jungle rot). ...Read more
Trench foot is a medical condition caused by prolonged exposure of the feet to damp, unsanitary, and cold conditions. It is one of many immersion foot syndromes. The use of the word trench in the name of this condition is a reference to trench warfare, mainly associated with world war i. Good information can ...Read more
Trench foot care: Trench foot or "immersion foot" results from prolonged exposure of the skin on the feet to wet conditions. Trench foot has several stages from minor skin irritation to severe infection, gangrene and the need for amputation. Minor trench foot can be treated with simple antibiotic measures: cleansing, drying the skin, antibiotic ointment on any broken or open sores, and frequent bandage changes. ...Read more
Wet, discolored toes: Feet go numb and the toes can turn red or blue due to excessive moisture. This can turn gangrene if not treated. This is typically from people whose feet are moist and damp and have no chance to get their feet dry. If you think you have this, consult your podiatrist. ...Read more
Immersion foot: There is too much moisture. If you work with water or sweat a lot, or in an cold environment you get trench foot. Change socks and shoes, use powder and try to keep as dry as possible. Keeping foot dry is the main treatment. ...Read more
Painful wet feet: The name trench foot was given to soldiers who never removed their boots, during world war i, and so they had poor foot hygiene and developed painful infections of the feet. U.S. Soldiers in vietnam also had problems with foot infections because of wet feet that were not washed and dried often enough. Certain germs give a foul smell to the feet. The term trench foot is not used much anymore. ...Read more
Moisture: Trench foot is basically an over-saturation of the feet with moisture. It is often seen when functioning for long periods of time in wet environments without changing shoes and socks. Untreated, it can lead to bacterial or fungal infections. The best treatment is frequent changing of footwear, use of drying agents like powders, etc and avoiding wet environments altogether. ...Read more
Trench foot: Trench foot is a medical condition caused by prolonged exposure of the feet to damp, unsanitary, and cold conditions. It is one of many immersion foot syndromes. The use of the word trench in the name of this condition is a reference to trench warfare, mainly associated with world war i. Good information can be found at wikipedia. ...Read more
Skin changes: Moisturdiscoloration, itching, drainage...Use and anti fungle between toes. Have someone look at it. Can spread very quickly. ...Read more
Keeping feet dry: Trench foot is caused my wetness of feet for extended time periods. (in socks and shoes). ...Read more
See the Podiatrist: Today, it typically means a severe wet infection of the foot. It can vary in severity from just skin macerated to swelling and sepsis. "trench foot" is a term coined in wwi which described the wet, macerated foot infection that occurred when gi's boots and socks got wet in trenches and were unable to remove them to allow the feet to dry. Inevitably, it broke down the skin and became infected. ...Read more
Had trench foot in the past but haven't been able to relieve the athletes feet that came on right after can someone help?
Clotrimazole 1%: Cream, OTC, apply twice a day for at least 2 weeks, up to 4 weeks, if that doesn't help, see a dermatologist / podiatrist, good luck ...Read more
Trench foot: This is something that shouldn't be treated without a doctor making the right diagnosis. Generally the feet are slowly re-warmed then dried out via a powder, but see a podiatrist for this. ...Read more
Depends how bad: Trench foot is a condition that usually affects soldiers or the homeless where feet are subjected to coldness and wetness. This condition can lead to further problems. Preventing them is the key. The extent of the injury once occured should be evaluated by a doc as it varies. Sores, blisters, to even gangrene could develop. ...Read more
Oral abitfungals: The skin needs tp be cultured to determine if there is mixed infection with bacteria and fungus. This requires local treatment with compresses to remove dead skon as well as oral antifungals and possible oral antibiotics. It amy even require intravenous medications to clear infection amd minimize permanent damage. ...Read more
Is it bad to Ice your feet if you think you have trench foot and they feel like they are burning? They get very uncomfortable when around heat.
Do not use ice:
If you actually have trench foot, icing would be very bad.
Below is a description
Trench Foot can affect the heels, toes or entire foot. The classic presentation is a cold, swollen, white/grey foot that can feel numb, heavy, painful and prickly.
In the early stages, blood vessels constrict in cold, moist conditions resulting in a lack of oxygen to the tissues. The foot becomes cold, numb
Gently re-warm the feet to improve circulation: warm the feet for approximately five minutes at a time either by soaking in warm (not hot) water or using heat packs. Make sure you test the temperature first to avoid the risk of burning especially while the sensation is reduced - See more at: http://www. Foot-pain-explored. Com/trench-foot. Html#sthash. ElKP5GCl. Dpuf ...Read more
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?
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
A fungal infection: Of the skin. The fungus is an environmental germ and can be contracted in many different ways. Typical treatment is with a topical antifungal cream. You should also take measures to keep the feet dry, particularly between toes. There are alos ways to attempt to limit your exposure to the fungus, such as changing shoes daily, uv shoe trees which can kill fungus in the shoes and more... ...Read more