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looks like. can i share snap of my left foot which I just took?
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It seems like chronic athlete's foot
Is there itching present on the foot?
yes a lot
Have you been taking treatment for it regularly?
I mean, it is present since past one year, have you done anything at all about it?
earlier I had consulted skin specialist but that was for my hand as well
What treatment have you taken for the foot problem and for how long
Could you please brief me about the treatment?
then i was taking Homeopathy treatment and done all the tests. I was advised to soak my feet in luck warm water in the evening
Let me tell you
This is a serious fungal chronic infection
my foot itches a lot at night and now a days in the office as well. I was advised to use new cotton socks everyday
Even with rigorous treatment, it comes and goes
is there any solution?
There is but treatment is for long term for up to 7 weeks after all the lesions disappear
I think candid was advised and one more lotion named Betnovet i guessed
Candid is what is essential for you
Listen to my advice
Please start using candid again
ok at night?
Daily without fail, every day and night - apply the ointment on whole of your feet
twice, yes, at night too
can i wear socks on it
You must make sure that the ointment is there in place 24/7
dry it under air or hot air for 15 mins before you wear socks
no other medicine is required?
You can it any time in a weel
but take it for 3 weeks
It should be taken after food
no, you need only plain candid cream or ointment
use only candid and the oral tablet
is it anti-biotic?
tablet is antifungal tablet
I mentioned earlier
will it have any side effects?
Since the infection is large and chronic, I also advice you to take oral antifungal tablets
The same sentence I typed earlier
You could read it again
There are side effects of any drug
No serious side effects as such
I would insist that you start all these treatment under the supervision of a dermatologist
Also, you need complete physical examination before prescribing any drug
Are you diabetic?
What is your latest blood sugar reading?
well i dont remember but earlier about six months back when i had done blood sugar tests. there was no diabetics
You must get it checked now again
should i visit local dermatologist
will you advise any name in Mumbai at Malad west?
Be aware that it would take months together of treatment as it is difficult to cure
You must be consistent with the treatment
I am sorry
ok thanks foir your advise
Personally I am not aware of doctors in Mumbai
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