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Suggest Treatment For Red Sore Under The Left Foot

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Posted on Thu, 2 Mar 2017
Question: I have a large red sore under my skin in the middle of the left foot. it appears to be a very deep callus about 2" x 2", nothing seems to work, , i pad it up everyday, but it hurts real bad whenever I walk on it for more than a couple min. I tried repeatedly soaking in epsom salts as well as various callus treaments. Any help you can send my way? XXXXXXX
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Answered by Dr. Dr. Klarida Papaqako (3 hours later)
Brief Answer:
Please upload a photo so I can evaluate the red sore you have.

Detailed Answer:
Hello,

Thank you for using Helthcaremagic to seek help for your health query.
I read carefully your question and I understand your concern.

I will need to have a photo of your foot so I can have a look at the red sore, and can evaluate if it is a wart, callus, corn or a pressure wound that are common in diabetes.

If it is wart or a callus common initial therapy options include salicylic acid or cryotherapy.

Other options with limited evidence for benefit include topical medications like topical 5-fluorouracil, bleomycin intralesional injection, laser therapy, imiquimod, ect.
There are also some procedures that can be done, if any of the above treatment does not help like photodynamic therapy or hyperthermia.

If it is a sore from diabetes, then it will need total other treatment and care.
Let me know if possible as much information as possible about your general health, especially about diabetes- how are you treating it and for how many years, ect.

Looking forward to your follow up question with the photo in it.

Regards,
Dr. Papaqako

Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Prasad
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Follow up: Dr. Dr. Klarida Papaqako (2 hours later)
Dr. cannot take a photo, however it is not a sore, not open, no puss, or mucous, no whiteness to it, like a callus. it appears to be a deeply rooted corn, large all red, hard like a rock, not open, hurts and feels like I'm walking on a rock in my shoe despite 4 bandaids, and a thick layer of moleskin, to try and cushion it to block the pain from walking on it, I wear a new pair of good quality sneakers, with memory foam and a Dr. inserted and professionally molded orthotic , molded to my foot. I have had Diabetes 2 for about 3 years, take metformin, and fatiqua, and tylenol, I do not need to give myself insulin shots, just pills, foot problem started about 3 months ago, but got worse in the last 4 weeks. I also have a bad arthiritic knee , also on the left foot for about 6 months, lots of pain in that knee, being treated with braces and cortisone shots. hope this helps your diagnosis and solution, that noone seems to come up with something that works, thank you, XXXXXXX
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Answered by Dr. Dr. Klarida Papaqako (20 hours later)
Brief Answer:
Salicylic acid or cryotherapy

Detailed Answer:
Hello XXXXXXX

Thank you for the information. It surely helps a lot, and I understand that it is a wart in the foot.

In that case, the advises I gave above apply.
So the first things to try are the patches, bandaids or cream with salicylic acid.
If you have tried those and haven't helped, then next is cryotherapy. You may need once or twice and it should help.

If cryotherapy is not available locally then other options with limited evidence for benefit include topical medications like topical 5-fluorouracil, bleomycin intralesional injection, laser therapy, imiquimod, or photodynamic therapy or hyperthermia.

It all depends on what is available there and also if you will need the doctors prescription to get any of these procedures done.

I hope I have helped.
Let me know if you have other questions or concerns.

Regards,
Dr. Papaqako
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Suggest Treatment For Red Sore Under The Left Foot

Brief Answer: Please upload a photo so I can evaluate the red sore you have. Detailed Answer: Hello, Thank you for using Helthcaremagic to seek help for your health query. I read carefully your question and I understand your concern. I will need to have a photo of your foot so I can have a look at the red sore, and can evaluate if it is a wart, callus, corn or a pressure wound that are common in diabetes. If it is wart or a callus common initial therapy options include salicylic acid or cryotherapy. Other options with limited evidence for benefit include topical medications like topical 5-fluorouracil, bleomycin intralesional injection, laser therapy, imiquimod, ect. There are also some procedures that can be done, if any of the above treatment does not help like photodynamic therapy or hyperthermia. If it is a sore from diabetes, then it will need total other treatment and care. Let me know if possible as much information as possible about your general health, especially about diabetes- how are you treating it and for how many years, ect. Looking forward to your follow up question with the photo in it. Regards, Dr. Papaqako