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Diabetes-Foot Health

06/08/2011

Question:

I am diabetic and recently I`ve been having issues with my foot. I`ve noticed it`s mostly skin related. I have hard white blisters on my foot...and I seem to have a fungal infection between my toes, I tried Lamisil (its been 3 days) but haven`t seen any results. Should I be overly concerned and seek help? What causes the blisters? And will the fungal infection go away eventually?

Answer:

Whenever a patient with diabetes has foot related problems that involve infections or blisters there is cause for concern. This is especially true if a home therapies fail to relieve the symptoms. I would strongly recommend you seek the help of a foot care specialist as soon as possible.

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Response by:

Jeffrey M Robbins, DPM Jeffrey M Robbins, DPM
Clinical Assistant Professor of Surgery
School of Medicine
Case Western Reserve University