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An infected feet that has become black and dry - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Very Good Posted in: Skin Hair and Nails
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User :   Hi
Doctor :   hi
Doctor :   how can i help u?
User :   May i know ur name dr?
Doctor :   yeah I am Dr XXX
User :   ok, this is XXXXXXXX here
Doctor :   ok fine
User :   i have a problem of itchy feet
Doctor :   k
User :   the infected area has become black and dry
Doctor :   k
Doctor :   since how long?
User :   its been almost a month now
Doctor :   k
Doctor :   have u taken nay medicines
User :   i tried applying vicco but of no use
User :   no medication
Doctor :   do u sweat a lot on feet
User :   yes i do
Doctor :   please tell me ur age
User :   28 yrs
Doctor :   well its common to have such problems on feet
Doctor :   with more sweating
Doctor :   is it spreading?
User :   so wht shd i do?
User :   ya seems like
Doctor :   is it more between the toes
User :   no overall foot
Doctor :   k
Doctor :   well it seems that ur suffering from
Doctor :   the Fungal infections of the feet
User :   the area is scaly too
User :   ohh any remedy?
Doctor :   yeah sure
Doctor :   The fungus grows well on warm, damp skin
User :   k
Doctor :   what u can do is: Doctor :   he feet must be kept dry.
User :   k
Doctor :   Cotton socks help by absorbing the sweat and must be changed frequently.
User :   frequently during the day?
Doctor :   yeah
Doctor :   every day
Doctor :   Wearing open sandals helps keeping the skin dry
Doctor :   u can also apply
User :   i generally ensure the above
Doctor :   Caladryl lotion all over the area
Doctor :   once in every 6 hrs
User :   do i need to take some oral medication?
User :   as the itching is severe
Doctor :   at this moment u dont require
Doctor :   the above mentioned lotion will
Doctor :   reduce u itchiness
User :   ok, can i take a print out of this chat as a prescription for purchasing the medicine?
Doctor :   the above drug is OTC
Doctor :   over the counter drug
User :   ok it will help to solve the infection as well?
Doctor :   which does not need any prescription
Doctor :   yeah sure it will help
Doctor :   u can also do is
User :   ok in how many days shd i see the result?
Doctor :   Washing feet in warm water with vinegar is an old home-remedy.
User :   ok
Doctor :   may be by 10 days
Doctor :   if u follow the advices religiously
User :   ok, will touch base with u again if required
User :   thanks
Doctor :   yeah sure
User :   bye
Doctor :   Please fill the feedback form say done when done
User :   where is the form?
Doctor :   Have you filled the feedback form
Doctor :   It shows you have moved away from the chat, so I close the window. Please log in again if you need further medical advice.
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