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Diabetes

Question
Posted by: | 2018/11/25

Q.

Bad fungal infection

Hi Dr May, how concerned should I be about what appears to be a really bad fungal infection? My husband has diabetes type 2. He is an alcoholic and has been suffering with what looks like a really bad case of athletes foot. He has been to his GP. Has had creams and a weeks course of antibiotics. He had some improvement when taking antibiotics but the problem seems to be getting worse.

Expert's Reply

A.

Diabetes expert
- 2018/11/27

Hi

Patients with diabetes and who abuse alcohol are more prone to fungal infections. He needs to make sure that his glucose is well controlled and also to try and reduce alcohol to help. He must use an anti fungalcream(antibiotics won't help and may make it worse). The cream must be applied twice a day and the feet must be kept dry 

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