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Dr. Arnold Beresh
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Athlete's Foot (Definition)

Also known as tinea pedis, this is a fungal infection of the skin of the feet. It is usually seen as red, itchy skin between the toes and ...Read more


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How to get rid of a fungus infection in your foot, in the nails? what does it mean when its red? im going to ask for a referral to a foot doctor

How to get rid of a fungus infection in your foot, in the nails? what does it mean when its red? im going to ask for a referral to a foot doctor

Good plan: It is a good plan to seek out a podiatrist for this problem . Fungal infections of the nails and feet are common and there are significant remedies that a podiatrist can help you with. ...Read more

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What should I look for in a good anti fungal nail treatment?

What should I look for in a good anti fungal nail treatment?

Strong: Your antifungal treatment should be strong enough for the severity of your infection. A topical medication may be enough for a very mild infection if caught early. However, it may not be enough for a more severe infection. ...Read more

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What should I look for in a wheelchair cushion?

What should I look for in a wheelchair cushion?

Depends: Although, it depends on a user's preference a lot, a few common things you don't want to miss - comfort, durability, ease of taking care of, fitting your existing wheelchair, the ease of replacement, and cost. ...Read more

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What is the best doctor to see and method for getting rid of bad toe fungus? I've had toe fungus for over 20 years if that makes a difference.

What is the best doctor to see and method for getting rid of bad toe fungus?  I've had toe fungus for over 20 years if that makes a difference.

PCP or podiatrist: Your family doctor can treat that issue as can a podiatrist. Both can prescribe medication to treat the issue. If you desire alternative treatment such as laser (not covered by insurance) then see a podiatrist. ...Read more

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What can i buy for a nail fungus in my feet that will work or do i need a perscription, had it for a while and nothing will get rid of it?

Rx is best: Particularly oral terbinafibe but that's once it's a confirmed fungus by lab testing. Many cases of thick or ugly nails may not be fungus. ...Read more

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What should I look for in a cream for crow's feet?

What should I look for in a cream for crow's feet?

Elastiderm: Obagi elastiderm is clinically proven to increase eyelid skin elastin. However: i recommend a combination of botox, laser resurfacing or chemical peel, and possibly blepharoplasty (eyelid lift) in addition to at home skin care. Retin-a should be used sparingly on the thin skin of the eyelid area. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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What should I do about this fungus? I'm using a colloidal oatmeal bath and an anti-fungal liquid spray to treat what i believe is athletes foot that i may have spread, by itching, to my arms, legs, hands, and a few other places. How can I tell if this is

What should I do about this fungus? I'm using a colloidal oatmeal bath and an anti-fungal liquid spray to treat what i believe is athletes foot that i may have spread, by itching, to my arms, legs, hands, and a few other places. How can I tell if this is

The : The answer is simple. If you are self treating with no results and you want to know if it really is a fungal infection, then you need to see your primary care doctor or a dermatologist. A diagnosis can be made and appropriate treatment can be started. All the best. ...Read more

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What should I look for in an over-the-counter nail fungus treatment?

What should I look for in an over-the-counter nail fungus treatment?

See below: Unfortunately, no over-the-counter nail fungus treatments available have actually been proven effective in peer-reviewed studies. ...Read more

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I work in a nursery, is having an ear infection good enough to get a sick note for being off work ?

I work in a nursery, is having an ear infection good enough to get a sick note for being off work ?

Don't think so: If you were doubled over in pain and required disorienting levels of pain meds to function, someone might consider this an issue. But for most, it is not. You cannot spread it to the kids.The final arbitrator will be your work.If they consider this marginal or a poor excuse, it will show up on your performance evaluations. ...Read more

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What treatment can I give to a diabetic foot wound until i see a docotor in the morning?

What treatment can I give to a diabetic foot wound until i see a docotor in the morning?

Clean and cover.: You can lean it with warm water and soap. Dry it well. Then, keep it covered with a bandage until you see your doctor in the morning. If you notice any signs of infection get it seen immediately, you may need to go to the er. ...Read more

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What do docs recommend for a disinfectant for parvo that is safe for the carpet and clothing?

What do docs recommend for a disinfectant for parvo that is safe for the carpet and clothing?

Routine cleaning: You've been asking about this for a long time. I don't know what other replies you might have had. Anyway, no special disinfectant is needed. Routine laundering with a regular detergent will take care of clothing, bed linens, towels, etc. Probably vacuuming is sufficient for the carpet -- or a routine wet cleaning by a carpet cleaning company (or yourself if you have or rent the needed equipment. ...Read more

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If i can't find a podiatrist in my area, what other doctor can I see about toenail fungus?

If i can't find a podiatrist in my area, what other doctor can I see about toenail fungus?

Foot trouble: Podiatrists are the best physicians to treat your foot and ankle problems. However, if you can't locate one in your area, a dermatologist can also treat toe nail fungus. ...Read more

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Is there a kind of mouthwash that helps fight gum disease the best? My dentist told me I have mild gum disease, and that if i take care to brush and floss properly at home I should be able to fix it. What should I look for in a mouth wash to help fight gu

Is there a kind of mouthwash that helps fight gum disease the best? My dentist told me I have mild gum disease, and that if i take care to brush and floss properly at home I should be able to fix it. What should I look for in a mouth wash to help fight gu

Xylitol: Xylitol kills bacteria and bushing with it can help with dental health. I have see patients who brush and floss regularly but still have some gum disease make a marked improvement by using a xylitol containing toothpaste. You may have to get it at a health food store. Less than 1 tube should make a difference. ...Read more

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What are some home remedies for the treatment of foot fungus?

What are some home remedies for the treatment of foot fungus?

Since topical : Antifungals are so readily avialable and are effective - that is what i recommend. ...Read more

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What is a good foot fungus treatment?

What is a good foot fungus treatment?

Is it fungus?: Many people think that if something on the skin of their feet looks like a rash or if it itches a lot that it has to be fungus. If you have been trying to treat this skin condition and it has not gotten better it may not be fungus. A great over the counter for fungal infections on the feet is lamasil cream. If you have tried similar products with no success then you should see a podiatrist. ...Read more

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My grandma has bad foot fungus and has diabetes type 2. Is there any home remedies for her foot fungus. It's getting worse.

My grandma has bad foot fungus and has diabetes type 2. Is there any home remedies for her foot fungus. It's getting worse.

Fungus/diabetes: Given the potential for problems associated with diabetes, i would be hesitant to try any at home remedies for athletes foot. Evaluation by a podiatrist would be beneficial, not only to help rid the fungal infection, but to ensure that your grandmothers foot does not run into problems in the future. ...Read more

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What can I do for foot fungus?

What can I do for foot fungus?

Foot fungus easy to: Try over the counter Miconazole cream or Clotrimazole cream. Rub on twice a day for 2 weeks and if not better see a dermatologist. There are other conditions that can look like a foot fungus but it may be something else. ...Read more

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Are there any remedies for foot fungus?

Sure: Try an over the counter cream first. If the fungus is resistant, you may need an oral antifungal agent or sometimes a shoe disinfectant as you could be chronically reinfecting your skin.... ...Read more

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How many kinds of foot fungus are there?

Technically...: if you mean KINDS as to type of species - it's quite numerous but the most common is trichophyton rubrum. Tinea pedis (aka foot fungus) is an infection which is the result of microscopic fungus organisms that lives on dead tissue of the hair and outer skin layers - TYPES include inter digitally, moccasin-like or vesicular. Onychomycosis describes fungal infection of the nails. ...Read more

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Can foot fungus spread throughout the body?

Can foot fungus spread throughout the body?

Superficially Yes!: Contaminated hands are generally the culprit. If you are caring for fungus on the foot using a topical powder or topical cream--wash your hands afterwards because you can spread the fungus to other areas of the skin; dry the feet with a different towel than the groin. ...Read more

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I have foot fungus - what should I not eat?

Funfus: A fungal infection is not related to what you do or do not eat. That infection is caused bu a fungal organism ( of which there are many) that colonizes dead skin. Bathing does not wash it off. You need to see your podiatrist for topical medication that will help. Sometimes that is otc and sometimes it needs to be prescription. Good luck. ...Read more

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What does a foot fungus actually look like?

Several ways: It can look dry and scaly. It can look red and white with maceration of the skin it could be bleeding and cracking. ...Read more

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What happens if foot fungus goes untreated?

Sometimes nothing: Other times it can spread...Can spread to different body parts. If it is inbetween toes it can cause a deeper infection thru cracks in the skin. Oftentimes, fungus on the skin will cause fungus on toenails.....Best to get rid of as usually a cream for a couple of weeks is pretty effective. ...Read more

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What are symptoms of athlete's foot and foot fungus?

What are symptoms of athlete's foot and foot fungus?

Athletes foot: The symptoms are athletes foot include scaly skin with redness and pruritus which means itchiness. Also foot fungus can cause it an odor. ...Read more

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Fungus (Definition)

Consisting of a florid overgrowth due to exposure to ...Read more