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Suggest treatment for athletes foot - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 24-Jul-2014
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Very Good Posted in: Skin Hair and Nails
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Practicing since : 2004
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User:hello
Doctor:Hi
Doctor:I am XXXX Please proceed with your query.
User:I got an athelet's foot 2 weeks before
User:i had asked about same thing to one of the doctors on health care magic
User:I have been using clomatrizole since then
User:but now some pus kind of a thing on it
User:i see*
User:Can you please help
Doctor:The pus kind of thing could be bacteria or it could be the fungal forms
Doctor:I think your previous chat was with me
Doctor:Did the athlete foot clear up or reduce?
User:yeah its reducing
User:skin has become smooth
User:on one side
Doctor:ok
Doctor:Which measures have you taken for the athletes foot?
User:i can send u an image
User:if required
User:only clamtrizole ointment
User:Do u want me to upload an image
Doctor:Sure
User:ok give me 2 mins
User:can you see it?
Doctor:Yes I can see it
Doctor:You have developed a small ulceration
User:ok
Doctor:Do you have hydrogen peroxide at home?
User:no i have detol
User:and neosprin
Doctor:Since when do you have this ulcer?
User:since yesterday
Doctor:ok
Doctor:I would suggest that you stop clotrimazole for a while
Doctor:wash this area with hydrogen peroxide
User:ok
Doctor:then wash it again with the cleanest water or normal saline
Doctor:that you will get at pharmacies
User:hot water?
Doctor:and then apply neosporin and let it stay overnight
User:ok
Doctor:cold water
Doctor:at room temperature
User:ok
Doctor:It should go away soon
Doctor:If by tomorrow it shows no improvement
Doctor:I want you to get checked for low immunity...tests like fasting blood sugar, complete blood count etc
Doctor:I also want you to drink water from an RO system
Doctor:It will ensure that you do not get infected from drinking water
User:i usually order packaged drinking water
User:even in office we have the same ones
Doctor:Not the mineral water
Doctor:but the one from reverse osmosis technique
Doctor:mineral water is not reliable
User:ok
Doctor:It is nothing to be worried about
User:i will follow your suggestions
Doctor:It seems like a bacterial ulceration
Doctor:if local treatment does not clear it, you will need oral antibiotics
User:ok
User:i will wait for 2 days
User:then if it does not improve
User:i will get back to you
Doctor:then you will seek advice of a local doctor and take antibiotics and further treatment under his guidance
User:ok
Doctor:I cannot give you prescrption online
User:ok
User:got it
User:ok i will log out
User:thanks for the help
Doctor:Thanks
Doctor:Take care
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