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How can foot infection and pain in the foot be treated?

I have a foot infection. First received cehalexon, 7 day course twice daily, then no improvement, urgent care changed meds to doxycycline, 2 x daily after 8 days no improvent, pain when I walk, infection site down to a scab but heel area is red, and pain causes me to limp... what do you think
Asked On : Sat, 6 Jan 2018
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General & Family Physician 's  Response
Hello! Welcome to HealthcareMagic!

I understand your concern. Are you diabetic? I suggest that you :

1) Do a blood test and a sugar level.
2) Clean and wash frequently the area.
3) Continue with the antibiotics for other 7 days.
4) Use antibiotic ointment for local effect.

Hope my answer was helpful.If you have any other question Ill be glad to help.

Take care

Dr. Dorina Gurabardhi, General & Family Physician
Answered: Mon, 5 Feb 2018
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