Athlete's Foot Treatment Moberly MO
Specialist in Dermatology & Cosmetic Medicine
Insurance Plans Accepted: Aetna Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield of Missouri Blue Choice CCN Cigna Group Health Plan Group Health Plan - Advantra (Medicare plan) Healthlink PPO & HMO Greatwest Mercy Health Plan (Medicare portion also) Medicare and Railroad Medicar
Medicare Accepted: Yes
Workmens Comp Accepted: No
Accepts Uninsured Patients: Yes
Emergency Care: No
Primary Hospital: St. Luke's Hospital
Residency Training: St. Louis University - Chief Resident
Medical School: SUNY at Buffalo, 2001
Member Organizations: He is a board certified Dermatologist, and member of the American Academy of Dermatology, American Society for Dermatologic Surgeons, and St. Louis Dermatologic Society
Awards: Notre Dame Scholar Magna Cum Laude Alfred P Gold Foundation Humanism in Teaching Award
Languages Spoken: English
Osage Beach, MO
Medical School: Univ Auto De Barcelona, Fac De Med, Barcelona, Spain
Graduation Year: 1972
Hospital: Blessing Hosp At 11TH, Quincy, Il; Lake Of The Ozarks Hospital, Osage Beach, Mo
Group Practice: Quincy Medical Group
Saint Louis, MO
Medical School: Univ Of Mo, Columbia Sch Of Med, Columbia Mo 65212
Graduation Year: 1967
Medical School: Hahnemann Univ Sch Of Med, Philadelphia Pa 19102
Graduation Year: 1986
Hospital: St Johns Reg Health Center, Springfield, Mo
Group Practice: St Johns Physicians & Clinics Smith Glynn Callaway Medical
Saint Louis, MO
Medical School: Univ Of Pa Sch Of Med
Year of Graduation: 1957
Accepting New Patients: Yes
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Saint Louis, MO
Medical School: A Einstein Coll Of Med Of Yeshiva Univ, Bronx Ny 10461
Graduation Year: 1971
Hospital: Barnes Jewish Hosp, Saint Louis, Mo
Group Practice: Overland Medical Ctr
Poplar Bluff, MO
Painful Case of Athlete's Foot
By James and Debra Rouse, ND
My idea of exercise is going to the mall, but somehow I’ve ended up with a painful case of athlete’s foot. All the drugstore products sound really toxic. Can I treat this another way?
Athlete’s foot is a fungal (tinea) infection that affects men more than women and is characterized by itching, redness, peeling, and sometimes cracking of the skin between the toes. Start treatment at the first sign of symptoms so the fungus doesn’t spread over your whole foot. If the toenails get affected, they may become thick and discolored; at that point the fungus becomes much harder to eradicate.
Since the athlete’s foot fungus thrives under warm, moist conditions, the first place to begin fighting it is with your shoes and socks. Keeping your feet dry is your No. 1 priority, so consider wearing socks that wick moisture away from the foot and shoes made from materials that allow for better ventilation. Next look to your diet, especially your intake of simple sugars. The tinea fungus is a type of yeast, and yeast thrives on sugar. Avoid baked goods, cookies, dried fruit, and fruit juice while you treat the active infection.
Tea tree oil is one of the best and most popular natural remedies used to treat athlete’s foot. Clinical trials have shown applying a 25-percent to 50-percent solution of tea tree oil twice daily to the affected areas effectively treats the condition. Garlic, another strong antifungal agent, can also work. You can place slivers of garlic in your socks, or you can boil several cloves in water and then soak your feet in the garlic bath. Alternatively you can try soaking your feet in apple cider vinegar, which has been shown to help. With any of the soaking treatments, make sure to dry your feet well, using a clean towel.
Since yeast also thrives on a compromised immune system and an imbalance in the intestinal flora, we recommend a probiotic to support healthy growth of the “good” bugs. Take two capsules daily. Also 1 to 3 grams of vitamin C taken in divided doses throughout the day will support immunity and ward off infection.
If you don’t respond to treatment, the affected areas become red, hot, and swollen, or the blisters ooze pus—signs of secondary bacterial infection—then you really must see your doctor.
Author: James and Debra Rouse
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