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What causes severe pain and swelling in foot despite using Lamisil and Nystatin?

I thought I had interdigital athletes foot, but my toes and foot are swollen and I m in a considerable amount of pain. There looks to be a hole in the web of my toes, I had been treating with Lamisil but it has gotten worse, I had a tube of nystatin on hand so I started using that yesterday along with soaking my foot in warm water with bleach. Do you think this is athletes foot or something else? I have a picture if you would like to see.
Wed, 12 Feb 2020
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General & Family Physician 's  Response
Hi,

Suggestive of cellulitis. Cellulitis is a common and painful bacterial skin infection. It may first appear as a red, swollen area that feels hot and tender to the touch. The redness and swelling can spread quickly. You need to consult a doctor for proper clinical examination. Its treatment involves taking suitable antibiotics for 5 to 14 days along with anti-inflammatory medications.

Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further.

Regards,
Dr. Mohammed Taher Ali, General & Family Physician
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General & Family Physician Dr. Mohammed Taher Ali's  Response
Hi,

Suggestive of cellulitis of the foot. It is a common and painful bacterial skin infection. It may first appear as a red, swollen area that feels hot and tender to the touch. The redness and swelling can spread quickly. You need to consult a doctor for proper clinical examination. Its treatment involves taking suitable antibiotics for 5 to 14 days along with anti-inflammatory medications.

Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further.

Regards,
Dr. Mohammed Taher Ali, General & Family Physician
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What causes severe pain and swelling in foot despite using Lamisil and Nystatin?

Hi, Suggestive of cellulitis. Cellulitis is a common and painful bacterial skin infection. It may first appear as a red, swollen area that feels hot and tender to the touch. The redness and swelling can spread quickly. You need to consult a doctor for proper clinical examination. Its treatment involves taking suitable antibiotics for 5 to 14 days along with anti-inflammatory medications. Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further. Regards, Dr. Mohammed Taher Ali, General & Family Physician