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What Skin Illness Would Cause Long Term Heel Lesions With A Strong Smell
Bacterial infection: Heel lesions with small holes in the skin are caused by a kind of strep called pitted keratolysis. It is caused by excessive sweating which allows the bacteria to over grow. Decrease sweating with antiperspirant at night on feet, insole to absorb excessive sweat and topical Erythromycin as used for acne. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Foot odor: Comes from the interaction between sweat and shoe material, and can also come from certain infections, fungal or bacterial. Rather than focus on how to hide or treat the odor, you need to find out what's causing it. Bring your feet to a podiatrist who will be able to tell you why you have this odor and treat the cause, not just the symptom. Good luck! ...Read more
I have calluses on bottom of heel on both feet it's very dark, no pain, very light smell, and itches every now & then what can I do?
1- I find my hands and feet are cold all the time (and often hurt). 2- my heel hurts with sharp pain. 3- I smell blood all the time?
Exam: Those are three possibly related or different things. See you MD for history, physical exam, and lab work. 1) anemia +/- peripheral vascular disease or Raynauds, etc. 2) Plantar fascitis? 3) Bleeding somewhere? This needs more questions and evaluation than on online forum can provide. Good luck. ...Read more
Depends: There are various chemicals in carpet and some of these are volatile and get in the air. If you are allergic to any of these chemicals, you may have respiratory allergic response. People differ in their sensitivity to various chemicals some may have adverse response. For vast majority of the people there are no ill effects. ...Read more
I've been holding my breath while being around strong smells to the point that I could not hold it any longer have I caused damage to my unborn baby?
No: Unless you are holding your breath for unusually long times (like 4 minutes) it's unlikely your blood oxygen levels are getting dangerously low & even so it would be for such a short time that i doubt it could damage your baby.If the smells are due to toxic chemicals (like those in perfumes/ new paint/ new carpet/ tobacco smoke/plastics) you are doing your baby a favor by avoiding these exposures. ...Read more
Could a glutamate metabolism disorder either directly or indirectly cause my stool to constantly have strong ammonia smell for last few years?
More likely GI flora: You are in distress and high gad65 ab can cause brain effects. Environmental influences possible. Avoid tobacco, alcohol, processed foods, dairy, grains except quinoa, and sugar.Eat plenty of fresh vegetables and some wild caught fish. Check 25-oh vit d. Eat 6 equal meals a day followed by relaxation breathing for 5 minutes , and mild exercise for 10-15 minutes. Read kelly mcgonigal. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Lack of moisture : Hydration and lack of moisture mostly causes dryness of your skin on your heels. If there peeling as well you may have a fungal infection. If you do not have the latter, usually moisturizing your skin works. I recommend you see a podiatrist. There is many ways to reduce dryness on heels. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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