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The Athletes Foot Mexico
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
Yes: Same organisms, different body part.Get a more detailed answer ›
Strassburg sock - gastroc contracture. Keeps foot out of equinus, but stretch felt in mid foot & not ankle/calf. Have CS in medial foot. Keep wearing?
Equinus: Try wearing a night splint that contours to the back of your leg. Stretching exercises, such as a heel drop of a step or a runner's stretch ie. lean into a wall with your arms extended and one leg back. Lean forward to stretch the calf. Hold all exercises 30 seconds, do 2 sets, 3 times per day. Hope this helps. ...Read more
Why would foot burn at top of foot over big toe into top side of foot? Have an arthritic "hook" in ball of foot b/t big toe/next toe
Are there custom made to order prescription compression socks? Foot area too short, heel zone is in middle of foot, not at the heel where it should be.
Yes: actually quite an industry on them. They vary from ones that you can buy at a medical goods store that are merely different sizes (and maybe slightly different shapes), to wrapping at a physical therapy place. The physical therapist would be able to know about other modalities, BUT this is for swelling / edema. Shoe inserts are from a PODIATRIST. ...Read more
Pretty much...: We start out treating it with sympotmatically, mainly with a type of arch supports. These can be custom made orthotics, made specifically for your individual feet, by seeing a podiatrist. For otc supports, i really like spenco medical products. Try the polysorb cross-trainer, walker-runner or total support styles to get more support in your shoes. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Peeling on back of toes, rough soles. Athletes foot? After washing or rubbing athletes foot in they're a bit sore/sensitive. Think it's athletes foot.
Possibly: Tinea pedis can be associated with peeling and itching but is often in moist places as between your toes. There are over the counter powders and sprays that might help. Make sure you are using cotton socks and you may want to change your sneakers. Let your doctor have a look. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Taking terbinafine for 4wks. Only have athlete's foot on left foot & those nails are rough. Will this med clear up fungus & athlete's foot?
Toe nail fungus and athletes foot. How to get rid of both? Did laser and now getting prescription cream. What is source of athletes foot. Perspiration
Athletes Foot: Fungus lives in areas that are dark, moist and warm. That is why your feet get the most fungus. Having laser or any other fungal treatment does not guarantee it will not come back if you have contact with another source of fungus. Using an anti-perspirant on the foot as well as avoiding areas of fungus and changing your shoes/socks throughout the day all help to minimize exposure to fungus. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer