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Doctor insights on: Operating Instructions For A Cell Spa Ionic Foot Bath

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My cyst ruptured but I have an appointment for surgery next week. The whole top of my foot is still swollen. Will they still be able operate on it?

My cyst ruptured but I have an appointment for surgery next week. The whole top of my foot is still swollen. Will they still be able operate on it?

Call. Call. Call...: You will simply need to call your surgeon and explain the situation to him. He will then decide as to the best course of action for you to take. Do it now.. ...Read more

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I have feet with Hallux rigidus. My doctor will only operate me if I wear specially cut or large shoes. Is this ok and am I allowed to practice yoga?

I have feet with Hallux rigidus. My doctor will only operate me if I wear specially cut or large shoes. Is this ok and am I allowed to practice yoga?

Hallux Limitus / Yog: Hallux Limitus and Yoga do not mix very well. Hallux Limits/Rigidus is a local arthritic condition of the big toe joint, that causes difficulty with many activities including Yoga. Orthotics, physical therapy and shoe modifications are all options. Surgery is always a last resort but is very effective in the right surgeons hands. You can practice Yoga to your tolerance level. Good Luck ...Read more

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When you are in the bath how come only your hands and feet get wrinkly?

When you are in the bath how come only your hands and feet get wrinkly?

Thicker epidermis: The epidermal layer of the skin is thicker for protectie mechanisms and therefore will absorb more moisture and create the wrinkling effect. ...Read more

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My son is 6 years old. He scratches his self all day long from head to foot he take bath and still be scratching and when he scratched he leave whips.

My son is 6 years old. He scratches his self all day long from head to foot he take bath and still be scratching and when he scratched he leave whips.

Eczema: Typically, this story is due to eczema, also called atopic dermatitis. Usually the skin seems somewhat dry. Skin moisturizers are an important part of the therapy. Sometimes, steroid creams are also necessary. Limiting exposure to water and soaps helps by decreasing one of the causes of the dry skin. Antihistamines may help with the itching. See your pediatrician for help and advice. ...Read more

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Do you know good manufacturers of products for foot care like bath salts?

Do you know good manufacturers of products for foot care like bath salts?

Local drugstore: You probably don't have to spend a lot of money on expensive bath care items. Many bath salts such as epsom salts are available at your local drugstore and are fairly inexpensive. ...Read more

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Well last night I hoped to get my cruches and I hit my bath room sinck on my foot and its bumpued should I go get it looked at?

Well last night I hoped to get my cruches and I hit my bath room sinck on my foot and its bumpued should I go get it looked at?

Yes you should: If you have pain and swelling you should have it checked by your doctor or go to er. Meanwhile put ice on it and keep it elevated and if you have ace bandage you can use it. ...Read more

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My feet are almost always dark red and even purple and when I get in the tub for a hot bath my feet on the bottom almost look black?

My feet are almost always dark red and even purple and when I get in the tub for a hot bath my feet on the bottom almost look black?

Hot Foot.: The hot water dilates the small oxygen rich capillaries, delivering more blood to the foot. The heat increases the metabolic activity of the tissue, increasing more waste product (co2). Venous congestion slows the slows the movement of the darker blood back through the venous vessels. The water causes the light waves to shift slightly to the blue side. It seems like a lot, but you asked. ...Read more

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What to do if I have a foot bath that I purchase for myself, I am the only one that uses it. What are some ways I can clean and disinfectant it?

What to do if I have a foot bath that I purchase for myself, I am the only one that uses it. What are some ways I can clean and disinfectant it?

Home use: Normally instructions come with the product. Some are as simple as draining out water, rinsing it with clean water and drying out with a cloth. EPA recommends "Clean the surfaces of the foot spa with soap or detergent, rinse with clean water, and drain." ...Read more

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Hello! I'm Robin, I have a question. Since my daughter was 4 (she's now 11) on occasion when she gets in the bath she complains of her feet burning.

Hello! I'm Robin, I have a question. Since my daughter was 4 (she's now 11) on occasion when she gets in the bath she complains of her feet burning.

Interesting report: Burning and tingling are caused by abnormal stimulation of nerve endings, and if constant, can signal nerve damage, and there are multiple causes. Short term symptoms are commonly seen after recirculation after brief period without, such as " leg falling asleep after sitting on a leg, etc." This may just be the sensation of cool feet encountering warm water, or the water may be truly too hot! ...Read more

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I had fell through a crack bath tub in cut my feet a little...

I had fell through a crack bath tub in cut my feet a little...

Cut feet require: The attention of your doctor. You don't want them to become infected. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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I have a broken foot with out cast ok for a bath?

I have a broken foot with out cast ok for a bath?

Yes: When patients are given walking boots or fracture shoes they are typically allowed to shower or bathe as long as there are no open wounds on the skin. Follow all doctors instructions for your best results and quickest healing! ...Read more

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Could use your help docs! My feet tingle when I take a hot bath. Normal?

Perhaps a nerve: Gets compressed when you sit in that position? Try sitting in the tub without the water on then you would know if it was positional. If its transient secondary to the hot water, that's simply the water is a litle too hot and I would not worry about it other than being careful not to burn yourself. ...Read more

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I'm a type 1 diabetic and I've noticed lately that after I get a bath my feet are aching really bad. What does this mean?

I'm a type 1 diabetic and I've noticed lately that after I get a bath my feet are aching really bad. What does this mean?

Veins?: Aching feet in diabetic arouses concern for peripheral neuropathy. Also to be considered are varicose veins, engorged by blood after the warm water has dilated leg blood vessels and then the person stands upright and walks around. The hydrostatic pressures in leg can make soft tissues of feet and leg swell impinging nerves. Podiatrists and vascular surgeons can differentiate these problems. ...Read more

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Now that I have some epsom salt (for feet), is there any benefit or harm from doing a full body soak for 15 minutes in epsom salt bath?

Maybe: Epsom salt contains magnesium. If it gets in the GI tract, it will cause diarrhea. It is also a drying agent and may irritate "sensitive" tissue. It is good to reduce scar tissue, stop constipation and to remove warts. ...Read more

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I have a problem with my feet. They stay cold even if I take a hot bath. I traveled for 4 hours today via road, in my car and it seems to aggravate the situation. My feet turns blue in color especially my toes. Plse help?

I have a problem with my feet. They stay cold even if I take a hot bath. I traveled for 4 hours today via road, in my car and it seems to aggravate the situation. My feet turns blue in color especially my toes. Plse help?

Vascular Changes.: There are several possible explanations for your symptoms. You 're first step is to have a vascular evaluation, beginning with your heart and extending to the extremities. The coldness and color change are possibly do to some arterial and venous changes that are exacerbated by positional and temperature changes. ...Read more

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Is sitting in a bath tab while having fungi in feet can infect genitals?

Is sitting in a bath tab while having fungi in feet can infect genitals?

It is very unlikely: The key to controlling fungus is to be sure they are clean and dry after bathing. If you have athletes foot you should have it treated as well. A podiatrist should evaluate your conditions and treat appropriately. ...Read more

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My granddaughter has blue hands and feet when she is in the bath. Is that normal?

My granddaughter has blue hands and feet when she is in the bath. Is that normal?

Acrocyanosis: The vascular systems of young children are notoriously hyper reactive. Pallor or blueness results from rapid shunting of blood toward the vital organs when the body is chilled. As long as there is no associated blueness of the lips and tongue, this is likely nothing of concern. ...Read more

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Does the fungus that cause athlete`s foot transmit easily through water eg shared bath/swimming pool?

Does the fungus that cause athlete`s foot transmit easily through water eg shared bath/swimming pool?

Ideal environment: Fungus is a ground loving organism. It thrives in a warm moist dark environment, this is why antifungal powders can be so effective for controlling athletes foot infections. Control the moisture and usually you can control the fungal infections. Routine thorough cleaning of community areas is obviously also helpful. ...Read more

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My feet burn when I get into the bath, will I develop diabetic complications?

My feet burn when I get into the bath, will I develop diabetic complications?

Well: Are you a diabetic? Is it controlled? Foot burining outside of diabetes is not a risk factor for diabetic periperal neuropathy. Much of the problem is a lack of pain which allows problems to get worse but nerve pain from signalling from damages nerves. In other words if you are burining your feet, there could be issues diabetic or not. ...Read more

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What do you suggest if my granddaughter has blue hands and feet when she is in the bath?

What do you suggest if my granddaughter has blue hands and feet when she is in the bath?

Probably normal: It can be normal for an infant to do this if they are cold. If her lips are not blue, then she's probably fine. I'd have your daughter discuss it with their pediatrician. ...Read more

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What would cause a major rash from sholders to feet. If u have not changed laundry or bath soap.?

What would cause a major rash from sholders to feet. If u have not changed laundry or bath soap.?

Any other exposures?: If your rash is truely localized you want to consider things you got into. Detergents, fabric softeners, dryer sheets, etc. Any body wash you limited to those areas or lotions, etc. If the skin of your neck/face has any rash at all, not necessarily identical to other sites, an ingested product-food/additive/meds could all be an issue. Occasionally a viral process will produce such a rash ...Read more

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I sleep with socks on, and wore loose slippers this morning over them. Took a bath & noticed a red dot on both feet in the same spot. What is it?

I sleep with socks on, and wore loose slippers this morning over them. Took a bath & noticed a red dot on both feet in the same spot. What is it?

Inflammation: Redness (unless it is dye off your slippers) usually means dilated arterioles from some king of irritation. Some thing, like your slipper, must have rubbed overnight causing the irritation. Match the spot on your foot with the same location on your slippers and you might find the source. ...Read more

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M havng pain in the arch of my feet whenever I stand in water for some hours or take bath, it starts paining it even hurt so bad tht I can't walk?

M havng pain in the arch of my feet whenever I stand in water for some hours or take bath, it starts paining it even hurt so bad tht I can't walk?

Strain: Sounds like a fascial strain. Not sure of the necessity of standing in water for hours. Try a stretching program and good shoes and archsupports. See your podiatrist for evaluation and reccs! ...Read more

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Why do my feet burn when I put them in bath water and the water isn't hot to the rest of my body?

Burning Feet: Burning feet can occur simply because your feet are tired. Athlete's foot can cause burning feet. Burning feet can also be a symptom of nerve damage (peripheral neuropathy), perhaps due to diabetes, exposure to certain toxins, chronic alcohol use, certain b vitamin deficiencies or hiv. See your doctor for an evaluation. ...Read more

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I am 15 weeks, with severe braxton hicks. At most how many times per day I can do epsom salt feet bath?

I am 15 weeks, with severe braxton hicks. At most how many times per day I can do epsom salt feet bath?

See your OB: It's not normal to have that much pain this early in the pregnancy. You ned to talk to your OB to see what's going on. If you are having a lot of contractions, you may be dehydrated. Push fluids, especially water, and see if they go away. ...Read more

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My feet & legs hurting me so much, it almost 3mos. Now. The pain started when I always taking a bath a cold water. What would I do to reliev the pain?

My feet & legs hurting me so much, it almost 3mos. Now. The pain started when I always taking a bath a cold water. What would I do to reliev the pain?

Cold sensitivity: First, why do you need to bathe in cold water at all? Stop doing that if it causes a problem. If the pain remains, see a podiatrist for an evaluation and you will be on your way to alleviating the discomfort. ...Read more