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Ringworm Of The Foot
Peelings on left foot have diminished.Only some on tip of toes and sole of foot.Has the tinea pedis been eradicated?
Yes: It can be eliminated but treatment may be required for a prolonged time. Keeping feet dry and clean helps. Airing feet when possible. Can see you are also getting oral treatment. Continue follow up with your podiatrist ...Read more
Trichophyton is one of the common types of fungus that can infect the skin, called a "dermatophyte". It can cause ringworm of the skin (such as athlete's foot or jock itch) or of the scalp. It is usually diagnosed with a scraping of the skin and can be treated with topical medications if on the skin, or oral medicines if involving ...Read more
Contact: Fungus can be transferred by fomites or non-living objects such as socks, shoes or carpet. It can also be spread if the infected foot comes in contact with the non-infected foot. It is important to let your feet and shoes dry out regularly to avoid a moist environment that fungus likes. There are also fungal treatments that can be found in your local pharmacy. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Yes: Same organisms, different body part.Get a more detailed answer ›
I have pain on the top of my left foot in the muscle areas of the foot toward the small toe about half of the foot
Like : Like with no many questions asked here, there is too little information to give you a proper answer or guide you in the right direction. How long has this pain been present? Was there an injury? Did it start suddenly or slowly? Is there redness, heat, swelling? Have you tried taking anything, and if so, what, and did it help? So either re-post your question with more detail if you like, or do the obvious, which is visit your friendly podiatrist, where you're more likely to get a much better idea of what's going on down there than you ever possibly could here in avvo-land. ...Read more
Not necessarily : Different fungal organisms cause infections in different parts of the body and different anti fungal medicines are used depending on where and which organisms. You should never use old medicine made for treating one thing to treat a different infection. Consult with your doctor to het a prescription for an appropriate treatment. ...Read more
ABCD's….: Look to see if they are asymmetrical, have irregular borders, have different color or diameter greater than 6mm. Look to notice if there are any changes over time. A good dermatologist will use a dermascope to magnify the lesion and expect them closely, sometimes a naked eye can't give a proper diagnosis. When in doubt…biopsy. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Possible desmoid?: Most fibromatoses of the foot occurs on the bottom (plantar) surface. There is a type of benign tumor that is very invasive called a desmoid fibromatosis or desmoid tumor. I would be concerned that a lump on the top (dorsal) surface of the foot could be this, which is aggressive. A ganglion cyst is another possibility. See a doctor for possible imaging and biopsy. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Generally no: Athlete's foot is caused by a fungus that doctors call “tinea". It can occur on the body, where it's ringworm, because it often causes a ring-shaped, red, itchy rash on the skin. Some people, especially children, may get it on their scalp. An infection near the mouth is possible, but an infection inside the mouth would be very rare. A common mouth fungus would be thrush (a yeast called candida). ...Read more
What causes bursitis on the bottom of the heel of the foot? What is the treatment? I have this on right foot and plantar facetious on left foot.
Heel pain + PF: 9/10 times, heel pain is caused by plantar fasciitis. Bursitis is rarely the cause of heel pain. Bursitis may occur on the back of the ankle, most commonly called retrocalcaneal bursitis. This is caused by friction to the back of the ankle by poor fitting footwear, tight or weak calf muscles and/or is associated with an achilles tendon problem. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What causes pain in the back of the knee when removing shoes by placing the heel of one foot against the other foot and pulling?
Gastrocnemius: Part of your calf muscle attaches above the knee. Forcing the heel backward will recruit this muscle and can cause pain if it is tight or inflamed. A gentle, progressive stretching program should help. ...Read more
About the bump on side of the toe, it isn't on the side of the foot like a bunion, it's actually on the toe?
Toe Bump.: There are only so many things it can possibly be. First of all, it is either involves soft tissue, bone or both. Soft tissue bumps could be things like bursa, synovial cyst or similar structures. Bone bump could be enlargement of the base of the distal toe bone, or enlargement of the head of the proximal toe bone. The whole bump structure could be as a result of arthritis secondary to trauma. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Antifungal cream: Over the counter anti fungal cream may help in general, keeping the area dry and not moist between showers or baths may help. An appointment to see md is important to look for other diagnoses is important. ...Read more
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