SKIN CONDITIONS

Advanced Food & Ankle Specialist for Warts

Verrugas

  • Warts are skin growths caused by a virus in the skin surface. They can be unsightly and sometimes painful. Although warts can appear anywhere on the body, which are more common in the hands (known as common warts) or the soles of the feet (known as plantar warts).
  • Warts can occur in a variety of shapes and sizes. A wart may appear as a bump with a rough surface, or it may be flat and smooth. Small blood vessels grow on the wart and may appear as dark spots in the center. Typically, lines and wrinkles on the skin wart distorted. Warts may appear singly or in groups.

    Common warts appear most often on the hands and can be easily recognized for being rough and cauliflower shaped in appearance of the surface. They are generally about the size of a pencil eraser.

    Plantar warts are at the bottom of the foot. They look like hard, thick patches of skin with dark spots. Plantar warts can be as large as two inches wide, but are typically about the size of a pencil eraser. Plantar warts can be very painful, especially when walking.
  • Warts are caused by a virus may enter the skin through a cut or abrasion. The virus causes the upper layer of the skin to grow rapidly, resulting in a wart.

    Warts are contagious and can spread easily through direct contact. You can become infected by touching the wart and then another part of your body, and you can infect others by sharing personal items such as towels or razors.
    • Avoid contact with warts
    • Good hygiene and proper treatment of the cuts can help limit the development of warts
    • Keep warts covered with a bandage to prevent the spread

Foot and Ankle Podiatrist in Houston for treat the Rough and Dry Skin

Piel áspera y seca

  • The skin is thick, cracked or dry, or sometimes looks red. If you have these symptoms, such as cracked heels and feet, is a common condition known as dry skin.
  • Rough, dry can vary from simple to painful dry skin, peeling or flaking areas of the skin and / or red spots that itch.
    Although anyone can have it, as you age are more susceptible to rough, dry skin. It occurs most frequently in the heel, ball of the foot, or sides of the feet.
  • Rough, dry skin can occur for a variety of reasons, including aging, medical conditions (athlete's foot, diabetes, psoriasis, thyroid disease) or seasonality.

    Winter typically entails that the skin becomes dry and rough due to the decrease of the air humidity and man made causes, such as internal heaters.
    • Rehydration of the skin by drinking water is essential to reduce the roughness and dryness
    • Use lotions, ointments and creams to keep skin hydrated
    • Use creams or lotions and socks evening dresses lotion can help work more efficiently

Foot and Ankle Podiatrist in Houston for treat the Foot Odor & Perspiration

Transpiración y Olor del Pie

  • The smelly feet when an excess foot perspiration soaks the lining of the shoes and socks. Perspiration creates an optimal environment for bacteria that can grow and cause a bad smell.
  • The sweaty, smelly feet and / or shoes are the most common signs.

    People who wear shoes with poor ventilation, synthetic leather boots or not-or not-wicking polyester or nylon socks tend to have persistent foot odor.
  • Bacteria are the main source of foot odor. The bacteria consume the dead skin cells on the feet, which in turn produce smelly feet.

    • Keep your feet dry and ventilated
    • Change your shoes daily to allow them to dry thoroughly
    • Wear clean cotton socks to help wick sweat from the skin
    • Use powders or other drying agents
    • Daily Practice good hygiene (wash and dry your feet well)

Podiatrist in Houston to treat Athlete's Foot

Pie de Atleta

  • It is an infection of the feet caused by fungus and medical term is tinea pedis. This condition may last for a short or long time and may recur after treatment.
  • The most common symptom is cracked skin, flaked and that emerges between the toes or on the sides of the foot. Other symptoms may include:

    • Red and itchy skin
    • Burning or stinging
    • Blisters that ooze or crust

    If the fungus spreads to your nails, they can become discolored, thick, and even crumble.

    Athlete's foot may occur at the same time as other fungal skin infections such as ringworm and jock itch.

    Your doctor can diagnose athlete's foot simply looking at your skin. If tests are needed, these may include:

    • Skin culture
    • Skin lesion biopsy
    • Examination of potassium hydroxide in skin injury
  • Athlete's foot occurs when a certain fungus proliferates on the skin of your feet. In addition to the toes, may also occur on the heels, palms of the hands and between the fingers.

    Athlete's foot is the most common type of ringworm fungal infections. The fungus thrives in warm, moist areas. The risk of this condition increases if you:

    • Wear closed shoes, especially if it is coated with plastic.
    • Keep your feet wet for prolonged periods.
    • Sweat a lot.
    • Develop a minor injury to the nail or skin.

    Athlete's foot is contagious and can be transmitted by direct contact or by contact with items such as shoes, socks and shower or pool surfaces.

  • To prevent athlete's foot, follow these steps:

    • Dry your feet thoroughly after bathing or swimming.
    • Wear sandals or flip-flops in public shower or pool.
    • Change socks as often as possible to keep feet dry, this should be done at least once a day.
    • Use antifungal or drying powders to prevent athlete's foot if susceptible to contracting or if you frequent areas where the fungus that causes it is common (like public showers).
    • Use well-ventilated shoes and preferably made ​​of a natural material such as leather. It may help to alternate shoes each day so they can dry completely between sunsets. Avoid shoes with plastic coating.