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Boils and blisters inside of the legs

My husband is diabetic and about 5 days ago he started complaining about some bumps on the inside of his leg that were paining him. He is 65 yr old and this is the 1st time he s had anything like this. It looks like a great big pimple and some of it busted and just dark red blood came out. The one on the inside of his left leg has left a hole about the size of a pea and I put neosperm on it. The one on his left leg did bleed but not bad. Also use alcohol on them to stop the bleeding . What else do I need to do
Asked On : Wed, 20 Jul 2011
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Orthopaedic Surgeon 's  Response
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He could be having severe infection of the skin called furuncle. This requires proper antibiotic management after culture and sensitivity of the pus because it could be multi-drug resistant infection. Do not do anything with the lesions, do not prick them. Do not apply alcohol. Apply pressure with a sterilised gauze/cotton to stop the bleeding. Antibiotic ointment will help like Bactroban/Fucidin. Check his blood sugar. Keep his blood sugar under control. Get him to the ER and get it looked at for proper therapy.
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General & Family Physician Dr. Ramesh M.Vachharajani's  Response
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As your husband has diabetic it is likely that he might have diabetic foot.
Consult diabetologist as soon as possible for proper control of daibetes and treatment.
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Answered: Wed, 20 Jul 2011
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