Conditions like athlete’s foot, arthritis, diabetic neuropathy, fungal infections, dry/cracked skin, plantar fasciitis, warts, and wounds are just a few of the reasons patients might find themselves seeking care under a podiatrist. A compounding pharmacist at International Medical Clinics (IMC) can work with a specialist to ensure the most personalized option is available to their patient. Fungal and bacterial infections can be especially hard to fight when the patient needs to continue wearing shoes, for example. Patients suffering from diabetic neuropathy might find themselves unable to walk, which can lead to further medical problems like bed sores or ulcers.
Careful consideration for the location and condition by the prescribing doctor can allow the compounding pharmacist to create the most effective dose and transmission route for the patient. For example, in patients suffering from a particularly tough kind of athlete’s food called moccasin tinea pedis, we can compound the antifungal medication with 40% urea cream to improve the absorption rate and achieve much quicker recovery. Traditional routes of treatment for conditions like warts and molluscum contagiosum have generally been to freeze, scrape, or laser the growth off. Applying a compounded topical medication including 10% KOH, however, has been shown effective in treating these conditions without the need for more invasive or painful procedures.