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Fungal infection on hands and legs - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Excellent Posted in: Skin Hair and Nails
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Practicing since : 2004
Answered : 37 Questions
Doctor :   hi
Doctor :   how can i help you
User :   yea u there
Doctor :   yes
Doctor :   go ahead with medical query please
User :   alrite i think i have some type of foot fungus on my feet and hands
Doctor :   since when
Doctor :   For Administrative and health purposes, Please provide these details -Age: Gender: Occupation: Location: Marital Status: Dependants: Yes/No
User :   its been about 2 days
Doctor :   where exactly is the infection
User :   wanna see a picture i taken?
Doctor :   yes
User :   might help
Doctor :   u can mail us
User :   alrite whats ur email
User :   alrite ill send it now
Doctor :   we will get to you in 24 hour working hours
User :   man...
Doctor :   r u diabetic ?
User :   i dont think so
Doctor :   do u have any other medical problems
Doctor :   iam not able to acess ur picture
Doctor :   u can mail us
Doctor :   is the infection on the nail or in between digits
User :   sending now
Doctor :   ok
User :   its between
Doctor :   how is the infection
Doctor :   do u have pimples or raised lesion
Doctor :   what is its color
User :   and i bought this athlet foot cream but it still itichs and burns
Doctor :   ok u need to get evaluted
User :   its kinda dark colored
Doctor :   ok
User :   im just hope its not
User :   HMF
Doctor :   ok
User :   well i sent the picture
Doctor :   we will get back to in 24 working works
Doctor :   u need to see adermatalogist
User :   alrite sould i keep using the creams?
Doctor :   i suggest u consult deramtalogist
Doctor :   and get evaluated
User :   yea but i have no health insruens im only 19
Doctor :   or u can see physician
Doctor :   it might need anti fungal or anti biotic
Doctor :   depending in cause
Doctor :   u can continue with the current medication
Doctor :   if it doesnt get resolved
Doctor :   in 15 days
Doctor :   u can consult dermatalogist
User :   yea i might just need to buy a few more diffrent ones
Doctor :   self medication is harmful
User :   i sould have got the power stuff but i figure cream was the best
Doctor :   The medicine that is required for your condition is prescription based. These medicine have many adverse side effects and can be prescribed by a doctor after your physical examination.
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   in that sense u can use the cream
Doctor :   Please fill this feed back form that i send, and do inform me when done
User :   ok i filled it
Doctor :   anytbing else u would like to us to help you with
User :   which cream would be the best tho
User :   so i know what to buy tommarow
Doctor :   is there any discharge?
Doctor :   or just itch
Doctor :   is the lesion red in colour
User :   yea theres redness
User :   and it hurts to walk too
Doctor :   it might be due to dermatitis as well
User :   on my feet
Doctor :   so i suggest u consult rather than medicate urself
Doctor :   it might be dermatitis
User :   whats that really bad?
Doctor :   i didnt get u
Doctor :   it might be simple allergic reaction
Doctor :   to some allergen i mean
User :   from the med?
User :   ahh alrite
Doctor :   nope
User :   like my heals hurt to walk on and my toes
Doctor :   from some allergen like soap or detergent or dust or pollen
Doctor :   r u overweight?
User :   im only 140
Doctor :   is the heels cracked
Doctor :   140 pounds isit
User :   no there really hard
Doctor :   k
User :   its like a little layer
Doctor :   get urself evaluated please
User :   ok if i see it getting worse with in the next 2 days i will but i will just keep cleaning my feet 2twice a day and using the cream till then
Doctor :   yes
Doctor :   if u dont get any relief in a week
Doctor :   consult a dermatalogist
User :   ok i was also told to change shocks 2-3 times a day
Doctor :   yes
Doctor :   thats very important
Doctor :   avoid keeping ur leg moist
Doctor :   that will help the fungus to grow
User :   yea i been trying not to where anything on my feet till i see some change
User :   wear*
Doctor :   dont stay in water for long time as well
Doctor :   byefor now
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