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Dr. Andrew Berry
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Trench Foot (Overview)

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.


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What are the symptoms of trench foot?

What are the symptoms of trench foot?

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

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Dr. Andrew Berry
18 doctors shared insights

Trench Foot (Overview)

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.


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How to know if I have trench foot and if so what do I do about it?

How to know if I have trench foot and if so what do I do about it?

Skin changes: Moisturdiscoloration, itching, drainage...Use and anti fungle between toes.Have someone look at it.Can spread very quickly. ...Read more

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Treating Athlete's Foot (Checklist)

Dry well between the toes after your shower or bath
Daily
Wear white cotton socks, especially in the summer
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Try to avoid scratching
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See your podiatrist is symptoms persist or do not improve
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What caused trench foot, and how did it effect?

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

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What's the cure / treatment for trench foot?

What's the cure / treatment for trench foot?

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

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Improving Foot Health (Checklist)

Inspect your feet daily
Daily
Dry well between the toes after shower or bath
Once
Avoid putting creams or ointments between your toes
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What's the best treatment to get rid of trench foot?

What's the best treatment to get rid of trench foot?

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

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What product gets rid of trench foot?

What product gets rid of trench foot?

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

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Ways to prevent trench foot?

Ways to prevent trench foot?

Trench foot: Keep the feet as dry as possible. Change socks frequently, use drying powders, avoid non-leather shoes, alternate shoes daily. ...Read more

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During wwi, what are all the things you could do to avoid trench foot?

During wwi, what are all the things you could do to avoid trench foot?

Keeping feet dry: Trench foot is caused my wetness of feet for extended time periods. ( in socks and shoes). ...Read more

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