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Suggest treatment for painful swelling in the foot

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Posted on Tue, 19 Jul 2016
Question: Painful swelling on last toe from athletes foot. Other than fungal spray what will stop the swelling and pain? Neosporin?
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Answered by Dr. Prof. Kunal Saha (2 hours later)
Brief Answer:
Use clotrimazole powder

Detailed Answer:
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The sweat secretion is normal and it might not be a good idea to try to stop the sweat. A better idea would be to wash your feet (preferably with warm water) from time to time. A simple but effective remedy would be to apply candid (clotrimazole) powder to your feet (as well as socks) before you put on your shoes. Neosporin topically might be of transient relief if there is an associated bacterial infection but otherwise it would not help.

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Brief Answer: Use clotrimazole powder Detailed Answer: Thanks for asking on HealthcareMagic. The sweat secretion is normal and it might not be a good idea to try to stop the sweat. A better idea would be to wash your feet (preferably with warm water) from time to time. A simple but effective remedy would be to apply candid (clotrimazole) powder to your feet (as well as socks) before you put on your shoes. Neosporin topically might be of transient relief if there is an associated bacterial infection but otherwise it would not help. Regards