Treating foot fungus

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Treating foot fungus

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How can you tell if your child is developing a foot fungus, like athlete's foot and how is the best way to treat it? When you are looking for with foot fungus is; do they have any itching or burning, is there a red rash, is there a foul odor coming from the foot as opposed to just the shoe. Sometimes tiny little clear blisters. Those are all different signs of foot fungus. Foot fungus is all around us. It requires some sort of invitation to break in through the barrier and protection of the skin. A lot of times if we sweat a lot, our socks will hold the sweat against our feet. That allows the skin to start to break down, like if you were in the water too long and the skin starts to get all wrinkled. Same thing. You're allowing the fungus to invade. Also, if you don't take good hygiene. If you don't wash the soap off of your feet, soap is going to change the skin and allow yeast and bacteria thrive. So you want to make sure you wash the feet daily, but wash the soap off of your foot. You want to make sure that, if your socks get sweaty during the day, change your socks at least once during the day. The best treatment is prevention. After that, go see a professional. You can't take care of it yourself.

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Noah Blumofe, DPM

Podiatrist

Dr. Blumofe was born and raised in Skokie, Illinois. Later he attended the University of Illinois at Chicago and completed his undergraduate studies in 1996, receiving a Bachelor of Science in Biological Sciences. He then attended Scholl College of Podiatric Medicine at Rosalind Franklin University in Chicago, where he received a second Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Sciences in 1998, and his Doctorate of Podiatric Medicine in 2001. Dr. Blumofe's residency was completed at the St. John Detroit Riverview Medical Center in Michigan, which is affiliated with the Kirkside Osteopathic Medical School. The following year he continued his post-graduate training with a two-year surgical fellowship in Long Beach, Calif. His main responsibilities included patient care, diabetic foot and wound care and surgical procedures of the foot and ankle, as well as teaching podiatric residents.

Dr. Blumofe's specialties include diabetic wound care, podiatric medicine, neuropathy, limb salvage, cosmetic foot surgery and sports medicine. He attributes his passion for helping diabetics regain and maintain a more normal life to the experience he had in seeing his mother and his grandfather deal with the realities of the condition. Often, Dr. Blumofe is known to say to his patients that "diabetes is NOT a disease, it is a lifestyle change".

When Dr Blumofe is not working (all four hours of the day that remain), he spends time helping his wife, Sandy, raise their three children Abby, Joey, and Rachel. Dr Blumofe holds a 1st degree Black Belt (ShoDan) in the Jinenkan Martial Arts (though has since retired!)

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