An elderly gentleman presented to our clinic today complaining of itching, burning and drainage between the toes. Patient states his right and left foot have had this appearance for approximately 1 week duration.
The patient stated he had a long history of athlete’s foot, but has never had it this bad. Patient had applying over-the-counter antifungal and hydrocortisone creams in between the toes. Patient stated that his feet actually looked “pretty good” as compared to the past few days.
The patient was ultimately placed on the following medications:
1. Prednisone orally – a steroid to calm down the inflammation of the area
2. Gris-Peg – an oral antifungal taken 3 times per day
3. Augmentin – an antibiotic to fight any secondary bacterial infection
4. Naftin Gel – a topical antifungal to placed between the toes followed by separation of the toes with cotton balls.
5. Betadine – iodine based products to dry out between the toes
Patient was advised to let his feet air dry for 3-4 hours day and use an oscillating fan to “air out” the feet.
Patient is to return in a week for follow-up. More pictures will be posted as this patient continues to improve. Stay posted.
If you have athlete’s foot, please come see the doctors at Advanced Foot & Center for treatment.
McKinney Office Location
4501 Medical Center Drive: Suite 300
McKinney, TX 75069
To schedule an apppointment, please call : 972-542-2155
Prosper Office Location
140 N. Preston Road: Suite 30
Prosper, TX 75078
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As I was walking through a Walmart in McKinney buying groceries, I ventured over to the foot product section by the pharmacy. What I saw made me a little disappointed. I saw this “machine” by Dr. Scholl’s claiming to analyze your feet and prescribe you “custom orthoses”. To the layman, this may seem like a good deal, however, I feel this is very misleading to the consumers. It must be known that every orthotic sold at Walmart, CVS, Academy Sports, Walgreens are NOT custom orthotics. They are pre-fabricated in a factory. Custom orthotics are completely different and are manufactured by taking a cast or mold of the feet, sending the mold or cast to an orthotist, who produces an orthotic specific for your feet. The orthotics by Dr. Scholl’s may be something to try initially, but if you continue to have pain, please seek a professional opinion from Dr. Silvers. We can provide “true” custom orthotics.