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Do children get annual blood work like adults? I have friends whose pedis do some workup every year; mine does not(both kids healthy). Whats standard?
They do not: Good news, there is no benefit to performing routine bloodwork in healthy children and even adults. There are certain ages (1 year-old) where tests for anemia or lead levels may be performed (and a few others for adults at certain times). Otherwise testing without a reason is more likely to cause undo harm because lab error becomes more likely than randomly finding an occult treatable illness. ...Read more
Takes a minimum : Of 2-4 weeks of religious use. If it is somewhat better in 1.5 weeks, stick with it. If not, then see a doctor and get a prescription for a different antifungal. In addition, sometimeswhat you think is tinea pedis is something else which needs to be diagnosed and treated properly. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Tinea pedis is: A fungus which is a living organism. It lives on skin by eating from the keratin layer of the skin. The body recognizes the fungus as a foreign body and as a result histamine gets released. Histamine causes certain reactions like itching, or sneezing, watery eyes...Many of the allergy like responses. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Fungus lives : In dark, wet, moist areas. Hence, if your carpet is dry, I don't think it lives there long. I can not give you any exact time as I simply do not know. ...Read more
Good question.: Athletes foot is caused by a fungal infection. The fungus is likely causing skin irritation in some manner. A mosquito bites and causes an inflammatory response. I am not sure if the fungus actually nibbles at you as they are microscopic and we don't see them, but i assume they are irritating the skin in some capacity. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can fluconozole @ 150 mg weekly x 4 cure tinea pedis/ tinea corpeus that has been resistant to topical treatment?
Possible: That is why the DR gave you the RX. Take the full dose for the full treatment time and you will have your answer. ...Read more