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Red Area On Foot, What Is It?

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  • Posted By: BBlue2005
  • February 19, 2008
  • 06:59 AM

Hi,
Over summer, while working where my feet got pretty sweaty, I developed this red patch/rash thing on my right foot. I thought it was from very hot weather and all and it would go away after awhile. But it's still there and sometime in the fall or winter, I got one on my left foot too. They don't really affect me in anyway. Up until recently, I never noticed them except when looking at them. About a month ago, they started to get itchy, maybe dried out too, so I would put lotion on them. One time, my left foot got really itchy, so I was scratching it and I noticed later what seemed to be puss coming out of it.
So does anyone know what this might be?
Thanks for any help.

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  • Hi,Over summer, while working where my feet got pretty sweaty, I developed this red patch/rash thing on my right foot. I thought it was from very hot weather and all and it would go away after awhile. But it's still there and sometime in the fall or winter, I got one on my left foot too. They don't really affect me in anyway. Up until recently, I never noticed them except when looking at them. About a month ago, they started to get itchy, maybe dried out too, so I would put lotion on them. One time, my left foot got really itchy, so I was scratching it and I noticed later what seemed to be puss coming out of it.So does anyone know what this might be?Thanks for any help.What you have sounds like Dermatophytosis of the feet (Tinea Pedis or Athlete's foot) this is caused by a fungus, typically Trichophyton or Epidermophyton which can grow rampant when you have high moisture levels inside your shoes. It can be contagious through contact and should be treated so the infection doesn't become worse. There are many over the counter medicines that have been clinically proven to treat this fungal infection, Lotramin Clotrimazole cream is one of the better over-the-counter medicines for tinea pedis however others such as Tinactin and Lamisil also exist. You should start seeing improvement after two weeks and after it is completely cleared up you should continue to use the product for another two weeks to ensure the fungus has been completely controlled. If after four weeks of treatment there are no signs of improvement you should consult your physician. Cheers,Dave
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