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Posted on Tue, 1 Dec 2015
Question: I just got back from my honeymoon in mexico and I was scratching the inside pf my right foot a lot I thought nothing of it and now four days later its all red swollen and blotchy im not sure what to do
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Answered by Dr. Muhammad Sareer Khalil (2 hours later)
Brief Answer:
Management options explained

Detailed Answer:
Hello and Welcome

I appreciate your concern

According to the images uploaded , its either contact dermatitis, allergic response to insect bite or any other trigger. Apply calamine lotion , topically to have relief from any local irritation, burning or itching. Anti histamines like Benadryl or hydroxyzine can be taken to counter the allergic response. Anti histamines are mostly available OTC and can be obtained. Wash the leg , foot and clean the area dry too remove any source or trigger for the allergic response. Most likely, the rash will subside with these measures. Cellulitis is another possibility in this case, especially if the response to the above medication is not seen. Cellulitis presents with localized swelling, warmth, redness, pain and tenderness. Antibiotics can be prescribed for cellulitis/erysipelas in outpatient if there are no systemic signs of infection/toxicity.

Wishing you best of health

Thanks

Let me know if you have any query

Please consult your doctor before deciding on any further course of action.

For future follow up / correspondence you may ask me directly at the link given below

http://doctor.healthcaremagic.com/Funnel?page=askDoctorDirectly&docId=68107

Dr. M.S. Khalil

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Brief Answer: Management options explained Detailed Answer: Hello and Welcome I appreciate your concern According to the images uploaded , its either contact dermatitis, allergic response to insect bite or any other trigger. Apply calamine lotion , topically to have relief from any local irritation, burning or itching. Anti histamines like Benadryl or hydroxyzine can be taken to counter the allergic response. Anti histamines are mostly available OTC and can be obtained. Wash the leg , foot and clean the area dry too remove any source or trigger for the allergic response. Most likely, the rash will subside with these measures. Cellulitis is another possibility in this case, especially if the response to the above medication is not seen. Cellulitis presents with localized swelling, warmth, redness, pain and tenderness. Antibiotics can be prescribed for cellulitis/erysipelas in outpatient if there are no systemic signs of infection/toxicity. Wishing you best of health Thanks Let me know if you have any query Please consult your doctor before deciding on any further course of action. For future follow up / correspondence you may ask me directly at the link given below http://doctor.healthcaremagic.com/Funnel?page=askDoctorDirectly&docId=68107 Dr. M.S. Khalil