Surprise From Doc

I went to the doctor yesterday to get my leg and foot checked and got a surprise.  First, the infection in my right leg is getting better and, with a little more time, should heal.  Will keep putting anti-itch cream on it and wrapping it with an ace bandage.  She also prescribed a diueritic for help bring the swelling down. The surprise came when she looked at my left foot.  I'ts been a raw sore for months and I'd been treated for a bacterial infection.  Well, she took a look at it and said it was fungus.  Athlete's foot!  Everybody knows about athlete's foot between the toes, but I never knew it could show up in other places on the foot.  Learn something new every day.  She prescribed an anti-fungal cream, Lotrimin.  Not an inexpensive little tube.  But, I got lucky.  I delayed going by Walgreen's till early this morning.  Lucky?  Yes!  At my old job, I used get my meds at four in the morning. I made friends with the overnight pharmacist.  Hadn't seen him since I started my new job.  We got to talking and I told him I didn't have drug coverage yet and he suggested some replacement meds.  For the Lotrimin, he found Clotrimazole.  It's about have the price.  And you know how I complained about no giant, economy size of anit-itch cream?  Well, he brought out Rugby Hydro Skin lotion.  It costs a little over $8, compared to $4 for the Walgreen cream.  But, the cream is only 1 ounce, while the lotion is 4 ounces!  Do the math.  It can save you money if you can make friends at the drug store.

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Debbie66
Debbie66

That\'s great, Mike. We can all use those little bonuses during our day that give us a little lift. Take care, lots of hugs and kisses, Deb :o)