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How can swelling, rashes and sores on the feet be treated?

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Dr. Kakkar S.

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Posted on Thu, 4 Oct 2018 in Skin Hair and Nails
Question: calves, ankles and feet swollen more so on the right leg, discoloration, red rash looking, skin on feet look red/clay color, terrible looking rash on right leg, some places on rash look like pimples, they burst and leave small place, started out with like 2 then a section came up with many bumps/sores, been using cortisone, not much luck YYYY@YYYY
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Answered by Dr. Kakkar S. 24 minutes later
Brief Answer:

Kindly upload images

Detailed Answer:

Hello,

I request you to kindly upload a few images of the affected area in "Reports Section" so that I am able to guide you better.

Do you have any associated symptoms like pain? Itching?

Do you any systemic symptoms like fever? Joint pain?

Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Follow up: Dr. Kakkar S. 31 minutes later
Itching, some pain, swelling in right foot and calve getting to severe stages, can push in a significant indenture, i will try the upload not very tech savvy?

I sent over the uploads

Hello?
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Answered by Dr. Kakkar S. 18 hours later
Brief Answer:

Oral antibiotic

Detailed Answer:

Hello,

Seems like you have cellulitis which is causing swelling of the lower leg.

I suggest you to take an oral antibiotic e.g either Amoxicillin with clavulanic acid (625mg) or Cephalexin (500mg), thrice daily for a week.

In addition to this, you may take a tab Cetirizine once daily for symptomatic relief from itching.

You may take an oral anti-inflammatory e.g Ibuprofen, twice daily, for symptomatic relief from pain.

Once cellulitis resolves you may follow up for the itchy rash which is perhaps due to eczematous dermatitis.

Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further.
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Follow up: Dr. Kakkar S. 1 hour later
I’m guessing the antibiotic needs to come from my physician?
What about “fishmox?” Fishmoc? You buy it at Farm and Garden Store?
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Answered by Dr. Kakkar S. 7 hours later
Brief Answer:

Oral and topical antibiotics

Detailed Answer:

Hi,

Yes, oral antibiotics are prescription medications. I looked up online, fishmox is also Amoxicillin.

You can take that 500mg, thrice daily for a week.

In addition, you may also apply an OTC topical antibiotic e.g either Neosporin ointment or Mupirocin 2 %ointment, twice daily on sores on legs.

Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further.
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Follow up: Dr. Kakkar S. 12 hours later
Can you take Amoxicillin if your allergic to penicillin
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Answered by Dr. Kakkar S. 3 hours later
Brief Answer:

Oral antibiotics

Detailed Answer:

Hi,

No, Not at all. If you are allergic to penicillin you may take either quinolone like Ciprofloxacin or Macrolides like Roxithromycin /Azithromycin or Tetracyclines like Doxycycline.

Hope I have answered your query.

Take care

Regards,
Dr Kakkar S., Dermatologist
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