Medical Myths

 
The Mis-Education of Dr. Jeffress Volume I: CLO-WHITE Ant bites are a common occurrence at Atlantic Foot and Ankle Specialists in Statesboro. Today, I had the pleasure of treating a lovely, spirited female patient. She was approximately 75 years of age with the most pleasant demeanor. I noticed that there were multiple ant bite pustules located on the top of both feet. Before I...
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Medical Myth Buster: Hydrogen Peroxide and Wounds    One of moms favorite old remedies for an injury was placing hydrogen peroxide on a wound. When you see the bubble effect it means its working and you know the area is nice and clean. An increasing amount of evidence in the scientific community suggests that this may not be the best choice.    Hydrogen...

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To Soak Or Not To Soak    One of the most common questions we as podiatrists get on a daily basis, is whether or not it is good to soak the foot for their condition. If soaking is good, what do I use and how do I go about doing it? Some patients are under the impression that soaking the foot is...
Medical Myth Buster - Vaseline is Good for The Feet    One of the most common questions from patients we deal with on an everyday basis is "What's good to put on my dry feet?" Many patients swear that rubbing vaseline on their feet is the best option. Vaseline was created to be a skin protectant. This means it was designed  to protect skin in areas...

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Medical Mythbusting 102: Wound Air Time to debunk a Medical Myth! Your wound does not need air. Shocking! You'd think it should get some oxygen, not be covered up under a bandage all the time, and will heal faster if it dries out, right? You'd be wrong. When you have a wound--whether it's an ingrown toenail, diabetic ulcer, or surgical incision--we...

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