Thank you for writing in.
I am a medical specialist with an additional degree in cardiology. I read your mail with diligence.
Facts are: 1. You are a diabetic 2. You are thousands of miles away from home 3. You have a lesion which could be infected locally at the site 4. Recently, you have had a bad experience of severe illness due to systemic spread of infection. Therefore, get the infection as possibility excluded or if it is there, get it treated.ne
So, you ought to see a doctor (your hosts locally or the travel agency will be happy to recommend one to you) after the proper examination if infection is suspected. Certain investigations like culture of aspirate from the blister
or swab rubbed off the blister and complete blood count
will prove the infection and its type. Proper treatment will be instituted. In a diabetic patient any suspicion of infection is an emergency to be tackled as soon as possible. If you can tell which country and place you are in, may be Health care magic would suggest the way around.
With Best Wishes.
Dr Anil Grover
MBBS, MD (Medicine), DM (Cardiology)