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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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Dr. Corey Clay
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Trench Foot (Definition)

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 ...Read more


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Please advise what is the cure/treatment for trench foot?

Please advise what is the cure/treatment for trench foot?

Keeping feet : Clean and dry is key, if you already develops the condition then it ust be seen by a doctor to evaluate circulatory situation and ensure no ensuing infection develops by properly treating any skin changes. ...Read more

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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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Can trench foot be cured?

Can trench foot be cured?

Trench foot care: Trench foot or "immersion foot" results from prolonged exposure of the skin on the feet to wet conditions. Trench foot has several stages from minor skin irritation to severe infection, gangrene and the need for amputation. Minor trench foot can be treated with simple antibiotic measures: cleansing, drying the skin, antibiotic ointment on any broken or open sores, and frequent bandage changes. ...Read more

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Is trench-foot reversible?

Is trench-foot reversible?

Yes and no: If no open wounds are involved, clean, dry socks changed daily, avoid socks at night, warm feet in 105 degree f water, seek a podiatrist. If open wounds are involved, seek medical attention asap to prevent infection if not already infected. ...Read more

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What are symptoms of trench foot?

What are symptoms of trench foot?

Trench foot: Trench foot occurs when the feet are exposed to wet environments for long periods of time. Symptoms can include pain, swelling, skin discoloration and wound formation. ...Read more

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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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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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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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What is trench foot?

Definition:: Caused by prolonged exposure of the feet to damp, unsanitary, and cold conditions. Affected feet may become numb, affected by erythrosis (turning red) or cyanosis (turning blue) as a result of poor vascular supply, and feet may begin to have a decaying odor due to the possibility of the early stages of gangrene. As the condition worsens, feet may also begin to swell and blister (jungle rot). ...Read more

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