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Foot Fungus Treatment in Valley Stream

Foot Fungus Doctor

Foot Fungus Treatment in Valley Stream

Foot Fungus Treatment in Valley Stream

Athlete’s foot is a very common foot fungus infection that causes redness, peeling, burning, itching, and sometimes sores and blisters. This foot fungus grows best in a moist, warm environment such as socks, shoes, gym locker rooms, swimming pools, and on the floor of public showers. More common in the summer temperatures and humid, warm climates, athlete’s foot occurs more often in people who wear tight shoes and use public pools. Athlete’s foot is caused by a microscopic fungus that lives on the dead tissue of the outer layers of your skin, hair, and toenails. There are at least four types of fungus that can cause this type of foot fungus and Gary B. Feldman, DPM offers thorough foot fungus treatment in Valley Stream.

Depending on the patient, symptoms and signs of athlete’s foot vary. Some common symptoms include redness, blisters, or softening and breaking down of your skin, peeling, and cracking feet, itching, and burning. The most common type of athlete’s foot is known as interdigital, also referred to as toe web infection. This form of foot fungus, usually occurs between your two smallest toes and may cause burning, itching, and scaling and can spread to the sole of your foot. Starting with a slight irritation, some dryness, scaling, and itching, a moccasin-type foot fungus may involve the whole sole of your foot and often extend to the sides of your foot. Your skin may thicken and crack as the fungus develops, requiring special foot fungus treatment in Valley Stream. The least common form of athlete’s foot is vesicular that normally starts with a sudden outbreak of blisters under your skin, filled with fluid. The blisters usually develop under your foot and may also crop up between your toes, heel, or top of your foot.

Once diagnosed our foot fungus treatment in Valley Stream includes topical antifungal medication that is usually placed directly on your skin. More serious cases may require oral drugs. Foot fungus flourishes in moist environments so we highly recommend that your feet be kept clean and dry. Foot fungus can also be prevented by wearing shower sandals in public showers, wearing shoes that let your feet breathe, and definitely washing your feet daily with soap and water. After washing, applying a good quality foot powder after your feet are thoroughly dry, can also prevent foot fungus.

Gary B. Feldman, DPM
260 West Sunrise Highway Suite 111
Valley Stream, New York 11581
516-830-3331

 

Diabetic Foot Care in Valley Stream

Valley Stream Foot Care

Diabetic Foot Care in Valley Stream

Diabetic Foot Care in Valley Stream

Your feet are prone to complications that can happen due to being diabetic. This is true whether you have type one or type two diabetes. Gary B. Feldman, DPM wants to help you maintain your foot health and avoid serious problems due to diabetes. To do so requires a focus on our diabetic foot care in Valley Stream. If you don’t give the proper attention to the well-being of your feet, the worst case scenario is that diabetes could result in losing a foot or even a leg.

Why would diabetes have an impact on your feet? Because blood sugar not properly controlled can cause neuropathy, which is nerve damage, disrupting the flow of blood to your feet. This can mean you are less able to feel pain or to notice the change of temperature in your feet. You might even injure your foot and not be aware of it. While not feeling pain may sound like a positive thing, it’s important to remember that pain is a vital warning system of the body, letting you know when there’s a problem that you need to address. It’s a very good idea to check your feet regularly for damage as well as for infections and blisters. And because the moisture level of your feet is also controlled by your nerves, you’ll need to be on the lookout for dry skin, cracking, and peeling. As part of our diabetic foot care in Valley Stream, we might recommend special therapeutic shoes in order to avoid any change to the shape of your feet and toes. Diabetes poses a risk of foot deformity too. Calluses may appear and can thicken, forming foot ulcers. Poor circulation, because of your blood vessels becoming more narrow and hardened, then makes it more difficult to fight off infections.

The single most important thing you can do to keep your feet from being injured due to diabetes is to keep a close watch on your blood sugar. Be sure to follow your primary physician’s or specialist’s recommendations with respect to dietary choices and medication. Proper exercise is helpful in avoiding circulation problems. If you smoke, you should consider quitting. And be sure to be examined regularly for our diabetic foot care in Valley Stream.

Diabetic Foot Doctor Valley Stream
161-01 29th Avenue
Flushing, NY 11358
718-690-9620