Thursday, June 20, 2013

Foot Update

Well, my dermatologist says my foot is essentially healed. Finally. He wants me to continue putting a fungicide on those toes once a day until late next week. Then I can put it on every other day. He wants me to continue to do that indefinitely. He's very concerned that this could come back, and wants to prevent that. {pause}

I’m concerned about over-using a fungicide, since that tends to produce resistant organisms over time. However, this infection was pretty bad, and I had another… probably last spring; if not, then the spring before that. Two nasty foot infections in two or three years are TOO MANY! I really don't want to go thru this again. So I guess I keep applying the medicine. {resigned smile}

Still, I'm glad to be over the current problem. That is a relief! I even felt free to tag along with Dad when he went grocery shopping yesterday, since I don't think I have to worry about putting my foot up now. {Smile}

Anne Elizabeth Baldwin