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What do you recommend for trench foot?

What do you recommend for trench foot?

Trench foot: As already stated , you need to see a physician for assistance with this. Prevention is the goal here ...Read more

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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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What is trench foot?

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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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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Can you tell me more about trench foot.?

Can you tell me more about trench foot.?

Immersion foot: There is too much moisture. If you work with water or sweat a lot, or in an cold environment you get trench foot. Change socks and shoes, use powder and try to keep as dry as possible. Keeping foot dry is the main treatment. ...Read more

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Are the symptoms of trench foot bad? Smelly?

Are the symptoms of trench foot bad? Smelly?

Painful wet feet: The name trench foot was given to soldiers who never removed their boots, during world war i, and so they had poor foot hygiene and developed painful infections of the feet. U.S. Soldiers in vietnam also had problems with foot infections because of wet feet that were not washed and dried often enough. Certain germs give a foul smell to the feet. The term trench foot is not used much anymore. ...Read more

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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 is the definition or description of: trench foot?

What is the definition or description of: trench foot?

Trench foot: 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. ...Read more

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