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What causes reddish spot on swollen ankle?

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Posted on Thu, 19 May 2016
Question: Spot on ankle is red in a 2" area, started a week ago. there are 13 green pus spots & I think they are multiplying the ankle is now swollen. The pus spots started last night, what could it be?
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Answered by Dr. Aashish Raghu (9 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Allergy, Infection

Detailed Answer:
Hi there.

This could be features of a bug bite or allergy to new clothing or socks.

Apply ice. Keep the region sweat free and dry. Avoid sunlight exposure. You can apply Fucidin ointment to the region with pus points.

Do send me a picture of the rash if possible, for a better understanding and streamlined treatment.

I hope I have answered your query.

I will be available to answer your follow up queries.

Regards,

Dr. Aashish Raghu
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What causes reddish spot on swollen ankle?

Brief Answer: Allergy, Infection Detailed Answer: Hi there. This could be features of a bug bite or allergy to new clothing or socks. Apply ice. Keep the region sweat free and dry. Avoid sunlight exposure. You can apply Fucidin ointment to the region with pus points. Do send me a picture of the rash if possible, for a better understanding and streamlined treatment. I hope I have answered your query. I will be available to answer your follow up queries. Regards, Dr. Aashish Raghu