Get your Health question answered in 3 easy steps
A Doctor will be with you shortly
Ask a Doctor Now
192 Doctors are Online

Have a small cut on the back of foot. Painful, itchy, slight numbness, hard. Infection?

Two nights ago I got a small cut or bug bite (I don t remember or know how I got it) on the back of my foot . It stung pretty badly, but it didn t bother me very much. The next morning I woke up to it very swollen and painful and itchy when rubbed on anything. It became so bad that I was limping that day, and couldn t wear shoes or move my foot without pain. This morning, when I woke up my foot was slightly numb and hard to feel, but now the swelling is down but itches very badly when touched. Do I need antibiotics , and is this an infection? Or just a bug bite? Thankyou.
Asked On : Sun, 2 Dec 2012
Answers:  4 Views:  87
Report Abuse
Share on Facebook
Share on Twitter
Share on Google+
Pain Medicine & Palliative Care Specialist 's  Response
This would appear to be an insect bite but if the swelling has gone down then it is unlikely to be infected. So you do not need antibiotics.
I would suggest applying calamine lotion or a similar zinc oxide-based lotion. This will have a soothing effect and reduce the itching.
Dr K A Pottinger,
Answered: Thu, 22 Aug 2013
I find this answer helpful
General & Family Physician Dr. Ramesh M.Vachharajani's  Response
Usually in bug bite there is no cut, only allergic swelling.
Due to cut there might be having some infection.
Now as swelling is subsiding and pain is less, there is no necessity of having antibiotic medicines.
Apply antibiotic cream locally.
Ok and take care.
Answered: Thu, 22 Aug 2013
I find this answer helpful
Disclaimer: These answers are for your information only and not intended to replace your relationship with your treating physician.
This is a short, free answer. For a more detailed, immediate answer, try our premium service [Sample answer]


Loading Online Doctors....
© Ebix, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
All the information, content and live chat provided on the site is intended to be for informational purposes only, and not a substitute for professional or medical advice. You should always speak with your doctor before you follow anything that you read on this website. Any health question asked on this site will be visible to the people who browse this site. Hence, the user assumes the responsibility not to divulge any personally identifiable information in the question. Use of this site is subject to our Terms & Conditions
Already Rated.
Your rating:

Ask a Doctor