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What precutions should be taken for atheletes feet? - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 25-Mar-2014
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Very Good Posted in: Skin Hair and Nails
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Doctor:Dr. XXXXXXX
User:I think I have atheletes foot
Doctor:How can I help you?
User:what precaution you suggest.
User:both my toes are red and there are rashes
Doctor:You should keep your feet dry at all times
Doctor:and wear cotton socks
Doctor:preferable not to wear shoes
User:whenever I wear socks the problem seems to aggrevate
Doctor:And you should consult a dermatologist to confirm
User:I try not to wear any shoes,but sometimes cannot help
User:what ointment do you suggest?
Doctor:Yes, wearing socks and shoes does increase the problem because of the moisture
Doctor:I can not suggest you an ointment without examining you in person
Doctor:You need to get it diagnosed first
User:its been on and off.
Doctor:only after that ointments can be prescribed
Doctor:Yes, it does happen
Doctor:please do consult a dermatologist
Doctor:and don't wear shoes
Doctor:keep your feet dry at all times
Doctor:is there anything else I can help you with?
User:my feet get sweaty in this whether all the time
Doctor:I can understand
Doctor:it happens because of the season
Doctor:you can't help that, you can only avoid wearing shoes
User:that's all
Doctor:You are welcome
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