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Suggest treatment for red blotchy spots on the ankles

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Posted on Tue, 26 Jul 2016
Question: Hi my name is XXXXXXX I have been recently to the beach and now my left foot and ankle is red and blotchy swollen and dark red with streaks is that infection
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Answered by Dr. Kaushal Bhavsar (27 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Do feel itching?

Detailed Answer:
Thanks for your question on Healthcare Magic.
I can understand your concern.
I have gone through the images you have attached.
Yes, possibility of skin infection is more.
Please let me know
1. Do you have itching?
Please reply me answer of above asked question, so that I can guide you better. I will be happy to help you further. Wish you good health. Thanks.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Follow up: Dr. Kaushal Bhavsar (1 hour later)
little bit of itchy not much on top of my foot on the side were it's red warm to. the touch it is just my left foot and ankle THANK you very much this is not a diabetic complication

My mom is suppose to have surgery this morning will I be safe going to the hospital with her I just don't want to make it worse for myself or anyone else
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Answered by Dr. Kaushal Bhavsar (9 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Do you have diabetes?

Detailed Answer:
Thanks for your question on Healthcare Magic.
I can understand your concern.
Did you write about diabetes complications?
Are you diabetic?
Please clarify this.
I will be happy to help you further. Wish you good health. Thanks.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Follow up: Dr. Kaushal Bhavsar (7 minutes later)
No I just want to know if this infection that came from the beach or a diabetic complication and do I need to do to help myself
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Answered by Dr. Kaushal Bhavsar (22 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
You should definitely check out diabetes in you.

Detailed Answer:
Thanks for your follow up question on Healthcare Magic.
I can understand your concern.
In my opinion, you should definitely check out diabetes in you because such skin infection in foot are commonly seen with diabetes.
Go get done sugar level checked.
Please let me know
1. Have you ever undergone diabetes test?
2. Were you alone on the beach? If not then did others get similar kind of skin lesions?
3. Do you have any family history of diabetes?
Please reply me answers of above asked questions, so that I can guide you better.
I will be happy to help you further. Wish you good health. Thanks.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Follow up: Dr. Kaushal Bhavsar (9 minutes later)
I am a diabetic I have been a diabetic for 11years my parents went to the beach with me over the weekend and they have no problems 38th anything like this I am just concer Like MRSA or something like that there were not really a lot of people on the beach I did go ankle deep in the ocean
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Answered by Dr. Kaushal Bhavsar (4 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Is your diabetes under control?

Detailed Answer:
Thanks for your follow up question on Healthcare Magic.
I can understand your concern.
So you are having diabetes since 11 years. So we should definitely rule out cellulitis (skin infection) in your case.
Please let me know
1. Is your diabetes under control?
2. Do you have fever?
Please reply me answers of above asked questions, so that I can guide you better. I will be happy to help you further. Wish you good health. Thanks.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Follow up: Dr. Kaushal Bhavsar (11 minutes later)
I have had a few fevers and my sugar been above 150 for the last week or so at times it does go to 200 I am just getting out of bed and it looks dark red it almost like my foot and ankle might have a fever
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Answered by Dr. Kaushal Bhavsar (5 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Your diabetes is not controlled.

Detailed Answer:
Thanks for your follow up question on Healthcare Magic.
I can understand your concern.
See, your diabetes is not controlled.
And you are having worsening of skin lesions.
Possibility of skin infection is more.
Can you please send me image of your feet?
I want to see the difference.
I will be happy to help you further. Wish you good health. Thanks.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Follow up: Dr. Kaushal Bhavsar (10 minutes later)
first is my right foot the second two leftand last one left side
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Answered by Dr. Kaushal Bhavsar (3 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
I have already seen all these images.

Detailed Answer:
Thanks for your follow up question on Healthcare Magic.
Sorry to say but I have already seen these images.
Since you are saying that you feel more redness and pain after waking up, I want to see your current picture so that I can compare between current one and previous one.
Hope I have made my point clear.
So please send me picture of your current foot situation.
I will be happy to help you further. Wish you good health. Thanks.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Follow up: Dr. Kaushal Bhavsar (6 minutes later)
first three new pics are my left leg with red streaks going up my leg last pic my right leg
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Answered by Dr. Kaushal Bhavsar (23 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
You are mostly having infection.

Detailed Answer:
Thanks for your follow up question on Healthcare Magic.
I can understand your concern.
I have gone through the newer images.
In my opinion, you are mostly having skin infection in feet.
And your uncontrolled diabetes made it worse.
So you will need strict control of diabetes and antibiotic drugs for this.
Please let me know
1. Which drugs you are taking for diabetes?
2. Are you taking any drug for this feet problem?
Please reply me answers of above asked questions, so that I can guide you better. I will be happy to help you further. Wish you good health. Thanks

Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Suggest treatment for red blotchy spots on the ankles

Brief Answer: Do feel itching? Detailed Answer: Thanks for your question on Healthcare Magic. I can understand your concern. I have gone through the images you have attached. Yes, possibility of skin infection is more. Please let me know 1. Do you have itching? Please reply me answer of above asked question, so that I can guide you better. I will be happy to help you further. Wish you good health. Thanks.