Warm Water Immersion Syndromes Paddy Foot

Tropical immersion foot, some times called paddy foot occurs after continuous or near continuous exposure of the foot to water or mud at temperatures above 22°C (71.6°F) for 2 or more days. Burning and itching are the first symptoms, but walking becomes increasingly painful. The foot is swollen, and if the shoe is removed, it may not be able to be replaced. There is redness of the dorsum of the foot. Papules or vesicles, lymph node involvement into the groin, and fevers can develop. Treatment is to allow the feet to dry until the symptoms subside (42).

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