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Suffering from frequent urination, black discolouration on feet with white lines. Treatment? dad is 81 yrs old. he has frequent urination problem. he tends to go to the toilet almost hourly, or even 1/2 hour eventhough he does not drink much water. another is both his feet itch most times. as he itches, after some time the skin is black in colour and has white lines on them. anything to help him with both this problems? my mom is complaining his feets are smelly. thank you.
Asked On : Sat, 23 Mar 2013
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Your father may have

1. Diabetes Mellitus and Diabetic Foot

additional symptoms may include increase thirst and hunger, for that first of all you have to get his blood checked for glucose (FBS/RBS), if tests are abnormal then oral hypoglycemic agents would be prescribed. In Diabetes, Feet are vulnerable to get affected and infected, so every diabetic patients need to take full care of his feet, wash it regularly and use proper soaks and foot wear.

2.Prostatic Hyperplasia

Enlargement of prostrate gland is an old age abnormality leading to urine frequency, hesitancy, poor urine stream and feeling of incomplete urination. To exclude it Doctor needs to physically examine the patients, for this condition foot problem is separate entity and needs proper investigation of infections.

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