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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

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Dr. Sandra Lora Cremers
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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).

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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What caused trench foot, and how did it effect?

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.

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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.

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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.

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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).

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What to do if I think I have trench foot can someone give me some info on what it is?

See the Podiatrist: Today, it typically means a severe wet infection of the foot. It can vary in severity from just skin macerated to swelling and sepsis. "trench foot" is a term coined in wwi which described the wet, macerated foot infection that occurred when gi's boots and socks got wet in trenches and were unable to remove them to allow the feet to dry. Inevitably, it broke down the skin and became infected.

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I'm starting to think I have trench foot. Can someone give me some info on what it is?

I'm starting to think I have trench foot. Can someone give me some info on what it is?

Prolonged: Exposure to cold and damp situation. The foot will be affected by poor blood circulation, skin changes in color or quality can develop so that skin can blister, itch, turn bluish etc. If any of these changes develop you should really seek medical treatment.

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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.

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How do soldiers avoid trench foot?

How do soldiers avoid trench foot?

Keep feet dry: Change socks and keep feet dry. Use anti fungus powder.

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Had trench foot in the past but haven't been able to relieve the athletes feet that came on right after can someone help?

Had trench foot in the past but haven't been able to relieve the athletes feet that came on right after can someone help?

Clotrimazole 1%: Cream, OTC, apply twice a day for at least 2 weeks, up to 4 weeks, if that doesn't help, see a dermatologist / podiatrist, good luck

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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.

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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.

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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.