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Date : 13-Jan-2012
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User :   Hello Sir

i have some kind of infection in 2 of my right and left toes . it itches a lot soemtimes when my legs are sweaty...the part of the toe becomes very dry and itches like hell....i applied some creams like Betnovate N and Dr Scholl's antifungal foot cream but its still there.What i should do please suggest.
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User :   iam xxxxxxx xxxxxx
Doctor :   Does it happen in between your fingers too?
User :   no just on top of my toes only...and one of my finger in left hand
User :   The left hand index finger
Doctor :   Do you have intense sweating on the palms and soles?
User :   and on top of 2nd , 3rd and 4th toe of left leg from thumd toe side
User :   when i wear shoes sweats sometimes when the climate is hot
Doctor :   What is your age?
User :   but in palms it doesnt sweats much
User :   i'm 29 yrs old
Doctor :   When was the first time you noticed these?
User :   1 yr back.... it happened for a single toe
User :   now its happening in both legs ....2 in right leg and 3 in left leg
Doctor :   Do you see scaling or peeling of the skin?
Doctor :   Is it foul smelling?
User :   yeah when the skin gets dry and when it iches sometimes some dry skin comes out
Doctor :   Do you see discharge or redness?
User :   the skin over there has become dark but there is no discharge
Doctor :   Do you wear shoes or closed chappals?
User :   most of the times shoes in office and i go out with shoes
Doctor :   Do you use cotton socks?
User :   i have tried changing so many shoes also....
User :   yeah cotton socks only
Doctor :   I am asking about socks
User :   and almost everyday i change my sock
Doctor :   I think you seem to have athelete's foot
Doctor :   The only way you can solve this is by wearing aerated shoe or chappals
User :   is that anything serious ?
Doctor :   Not serious but disturbing
Doctor :   You can buy some special socks called Health Socks
Doctor :   which readily absorb moisture
Doctor :   You have to buy a shoe which has the broad fore foot
User :   can u suggest any brands and where i can get those?
Doctor :   and not pointed
Doctor :   Apply ALL DRY lotion to the foot before you wear the socks and the shoe
User :   where i can get these Health socks?
Doctor :   See these are the socks with extra rich cotton
User :   okay
Doctor :   You can get them in surgical stores or Orthopedic equipment stores
User :   and this ALL DRY lotion?
Doctor :   I remember one shoe store called KHADIMS, where they specifically sell these socks
Doctor :   ALL DRY is available in all pharmacy store
User :   yeah i wear KHadim's shoe only
Doctor :   Remove your shoe once during the lunch time and rub the feet with clean cotton cloth
Doctor :   I suggest you not to wear shoe for 3 days during such times
User :   okay sir
Doctor :   if it is mandatory then you might need to remove the shoe once everry 3 hours and clean with cotton cloth
Doctor :   *clean the feet and soles in between the fingers
User :   okay
User :   any restrictions on food?
User :   like nonveg food
Doctor :   No need
Doctor :   You can drink more water
Doctor :   Do not eat Brinjal for some days
User :   okay
Doctor :   With these things in mind I think this problem should not disturb you
Doctor :   Did yu follow all my advice?
Doctor :   Is there anything else I can help you with?
User :   yeah i got it.
User :   thank u sir
Doctor :   Please fill the feedback form say done when done
Doctor :   Thanks for consulting me
Doctor :   Bye for now
User :   bye sir
User :   hello again
Doctor :   hi
Doctor :   are you back?
Doctor :   how can i help you?
User :   i had one more query
Doctor :   please proceed with your next query
User :   day by day i'm getting dark by complexion
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   do you tend to be in sun between 10am-4pm?
User :   earlier i used to be fair but now after coming to bangalore i'm getting dark
Doctor :   ok
User :   sometimes
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   sometimes using hard water can also affect complexion. is the water supply that you get is hard water?
Doctor :   does your complexion improve when you go back to your native?
User :   yeah in our apartment we have borewell connection
User :   and its bit salty
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   this might be one of the reasons for you to get dark
User :   or do i travel by bike
Doctor :   try to use the soft water or use a water purifier that can reduce the hardness of water
Doctor :   and use that for the last rinse of the body and face.
Doctor :   instead of using the hard water for the last rinse
Doctor :   incorporate lot of fresh fruits and vegetables in form of salads
User :   okay ,....i think that wud the reason
Doctor :   with a tinge of olive oil in it
Doctor :   it will also improve the complexion and skin tone.
Doctor :   have you followed what i have said?
User :   yes sir
Doctor :   Is there any thing else I can help you with?
User :   any lotions?
User :   iam using lactocalamine cream
Doctor :   you could use 'Bright day cream' twice a day as suncreen and protection against dark skin
Doctor :   avoid using hard water on face and other exposed ares of the body
Doctor :   Use products that have 'AHA' content in them
Doctor :   AHA stands for 'alphy hydroxy acids
Doctor :   that are known to improve complextion
User :   can i get that cream in medicine stores?
Doctor :   you should get it in any of the cash pharmacies
Doctor :   or order it online through internet
Doctor :   is there anything else you would like to ask me?
User :   any good sites where i can order?
Doctor :   that you could search yourself , I am here to deal with the medical queries.
User :   okay ...
User :   thank u sir
Doctor :   and I am sorry that I wil not be able to help you in this regards of searching for teh site
Doctor :   is there anything else you would like to ask me?
User :   no issues sir
Doctor :   Please fill the feedback form once again, and say done when done.
User :   okay
Doctor :   Have you filled the feedback form again?
User :   yeah i have pressed done also
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User :   bye sir
Doctor :   Thanks for consulting me. bye for now.
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