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What could the red spots on the side of the foot which is sensitive to touch be?

I had a red small spot on arch/side of my foot. It was sore the last few days but now laying in bed the pain is really bad with some itching. Now I have another one by it but it's not red but it's hard and sensitive to the touch under my skin like the other one.
Wed, 26 Feb 2014
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Hello dear,

The symptoms as mentioned in your post can be due to:
1. Localized abscess
2. Pressure sores
3. Ringworm (tinea) infection
4. Contact dermatitis

Symptomatic relief can be obtained with:
1. Incision & drainage in case of abscess.
2. Intake of antihistamine preparations like Allegra
3. Application of topical steroid & antifungal ointment.
4. Antibiotics to prevent secondary bacterial infection.

If symptoms still persist, kindly visit a Dermatologist & get a proper clinical examination done to find the exact cause.

Wishing you a good health.
Take care.
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What could the red spots on the side of the foot which is sensitive to touch be?

Hello dear, The symptoms as mentioned in your post can be due to: 1. Localized abscess 2. Pressure sores 3. Ringworm (tinea) infection 4. Contact dermatitis Symptomatic relief can be obtained with: 1. Incision & drainage in case of abscess. 2. Intake of antihistamine preparations like Allegra 3. Application of topical steroid & antifungal ointment. 4. Antibiotics to prevent secondary bacterial infection. If symptoms still persist, kindly visit a Dermatologist & get a proper clinical examination done to find the exact cause. Wishing you a good health. Take care.