Foot Care

Some tips to take care of your feet are keep your blood sugar under control, check your feet for blisters every day, wash your feet every day, apply skin lotion to keep it moisturized, wear well-fitting shoes, and be more active.

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I have a sore in the foot in which the skin is coming off and is irritating. What can be done?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 30-year-old female with weight 95 kg. I have a sore in the right foot in which the skin is coming off and is irritating. Also I have a slim like substance that builds up. The smell is really bad.  Read Full »

Dr. Payal Chauhan

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understand your concern. This condition is known as pitted keratolysis (attachment removed to protect patient identity). It is a superficial skin infection, caused by Corynebacterium species. Take the following treatment. Kindly consult your doctor, to discuss the su...  Read Full »

I have sweaty feet and get foot odor on wearing slippers and shoes. What should I do?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a school-going student. I have foot odor even if I wear slippers and when I wear shoes it smells really bad. My feet become sweaty while sitting, standing, or even when I do not do anything. I want to study hard but I feel embarrassed at school due to my foot odor.  Read Full »

Dr. Muhammad Zohaib Siddiq

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Thank you for your query. Foot odor can be caused by a variety of factors including bacteria and fungus that live on the skin, and sweating. You can take certain steps to prevent feet odor which are as follows: Keep your feet clean and dry. Wash your feet daily with...  Read Full »

What medications should I take for dry feet and fungal growth that I am having due to the athlete's foot?

Query: Hello doctor,I have had dry feet and fungal growth for five to six days. I am suffering from athlete’s foot and type 2 diabetes. I am taking medications only for diabetes. However, I could not consume the prescribed medicines as there was a shortage of medicines I used.   Read Full »

Dr. Dhepe Snehal Madhav

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I suggest you apply Luliconazole cream twice daily for one month, liquid paraffin lotion twice daily for ten days, and take the tablet Levocetirizine 5 mg at night after food for seven days (consult a specialist doctor, talk with him or her and take medicines with th...  Read Full »

Can diabetes be the cause behind my lethargy and heart palpitations?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 70 year old lady. Over 10 years, I am diabetic. My fasting sugar is 160 and PP 200. I do not have any other complications. I am feeling tired due to insufficient blood. I am having heart palpitations on and off due to insufficient blood. Currently, I am taking Voglinorm 0.3, Jal...  Read Full »

Dr. Ankush Dhaniram Gupta

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I had a look at your test reports (attachment removed to protect patient identity). First of all congratulations for maintaining your body weight and keeping the blood sugar under control. As I always say if you can control your weight and diet, then you can control y...  Read Full »

How to manage a friction blister?

Query: Hi doctor, Two days ago, I ripped open a deep blister on the ball of my foot to the point where the exposed deeper layer of skin is red, with at least a millimeter or two of skin removed and tiny white balls of cells on that layer. I cannot reasonably walk on it, and I do not want to get it infecte...  Read Full »

Dr. Pawar Satyajit Jalinder

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I had gone through your query and also looked at the image that you have attached (attachments removed to protect the patient's identity). This typically looks like a friction blister that develops after activities requiring repeated landing on foot and running. I c...  Read Full »

What causes pain at the back of the calcaneus bone?

Query: Hi doctor, I feel some pain at the back of my calcaneus bone. The pain is especially after the first step in the morning when I wake up from bed. But, there is no redness or swelling. What is the reason for my pain?  Read Full »

Dr. Sumit Chawla

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Your history of pain on the first step in the morning is consistent with a condition called as plantar fasciitis whereas pain in the back or posterior aspect of the heel is seen in retrocalcaneal bursitis. Can you please specify the exact position of pain with the imag...  Read Full »

Though I able to walk properly, my feet looks ugly due to accidental injury. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, I met with a bike spoke injury at the age of 10. My right feet got into the spokes of the running bike and rightmost edge got caught along with all the fingers except the thumb. All the layers of skin came off and bones were visible. The ankle was saved and half of the leftmost edge a...  Read Full »

Dr. Manav Gupta

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have seen the image. (attachment removed to protect patient identity). You have to understand that foot has lots of joints and the action is quite complex. There are bony deformities since 13 years now. The main arch that supports your foot is absolutely normal ...  Read Full »

I have two holes with hard surrounding in my foot. What is it?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 20 years old. Before three months, I noticed two small holes beneath my right foot at a depth of 1 mm. Its surrounding has become hard. I feel pain when I press it. Also, the pain is like burning sensation and it is not itchy. Please help.  Read Full »

Dr. Jyotisterna Mittal

Answer: Hi, Welcome to These are corns. These are painful on pressure. They are best dealt with radiocautery, which is a simple office based surgery with cautery machine or by laser. It is a superficial procedure which would be performed by your dermatologist and only local anes...  Read Full »

My wife is a diabetic patient.She feels heaviness and numbness in both her feet.Kindly advice.

Query: Hello doctor, My wife is 62 years old. She is a diabetic patient. She feels heaviness and numbness in both her feet. She is not able to sleep in the night. She is taking tablet Glycomet GM2 - one tablet in the morning, tablet Sitagliptin 50/500 one tablet at night,  tablet Pregabalin 75 and active ...  Read Full »

Dr. Kusumakar Srivastava

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Please do not get worried as your wife's treatment is on the right path but, some changes are required in the prescription. Tablet Voglibose 0.2mg thrice daily. Tablet Glycomet forte one tablet twice daily. Tablet Pregabalin 150 mg at night. Capsule Mecobalamin one ta...  Read Full »

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