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Instructions on Foot care for a diabetic patient - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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User :   I am diabitic with hypertension, under control. I am ostopenic. I am taking steoriods with cal supplemens and diet plan . I got splitnail in my foo t(headtoe).Pl, tell how I can ocercome this problem
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User :   ok. iam 64 years, retired employee doing private consuktancymmarried,no children
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   did you have an injury to your toe?
User :   no
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   the most common cause is prolonged contact
Doctor :   with wate and harsh chemicals
Doctor :   i would suggest that you avoid contact with harsh chemicals like
Doctor :   washing soap
Doctor :   and dish washers'
Doctor :   if the split is very
Doctor :   prominent
Doctor :   you can temporary close it
Doctor :   with cello tape
Doctor :   it usually repairs by itself
Doctor :   also moisturize your nails regularly
Doctor :   is there any bleeding?
Doctor :   from the nail?
User :   no
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   you can follow your diet as usual
Doctor :   and keep blood sugar under strict control
Doctor :   moisturizing your feet and nails
Doctor :   is important
User :   what is moisturizing
Doctor :   like vaseline
Doctor :   i suggest a product called GNC ALOE VERA MOISTURISING CREAM
Doctor :   Twice application per day
Doctor :   you can also apply any herbal cream
Doctor :   GNC cream is a natural supplement
Doctor :   Please confirm your details
User :   I do confirm the detail.
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   also as you are a diabetic
Doctor :   take care of your feet well
User :   yes
Doctor :   never keep them dry
Doctor :   as if you have an ulcer it will be
Doctor :   very difficult to heal
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