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Trench Foot Treatment & Prevention


If you’re planning to spend time outdoors this winter, you’ll need to be cautious of frostbite and hypothermia due to the cold conditions. However, there’s another more insidious medical problem to be watchful for: trench foot. Also known as immersion foot syndrome, trench foot is a harmful condition caused by prolonged exposure to damp, cold, and/or unsanitary conditions. If left untreated, it may cause loss of blood flow, numbness, open sores, fungal infection, and tissue decay (necrosis) which may force amputation of the foot or leg.
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