Red bumpy rashes on right foot

  • TheBizMan

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    Aug 29, 2013 2:50 AM GMT
    Hey guys,

    I've had these rashy areas popping up on my right foot for about a month or so now. I wasn't concerned at first because it was in one small isolated area. Now there are different areas of the foot that are affected. They aren't really painful albeit a little tender. After a while they harden and peel. At first I thought it was athletes foot, but I looked up the symptoms and some pictures and I don't think I have that. I may have gotten it from walking around the locker room without flip flops. Or possibly wearing shoes that are too tight. Though it's weird that it only affects one foot.

    I'm sure the first answer will be to visit podiatrist. However I won't be eligible for insurance at my company until 90 days have passed. I am hoping someone here might know what this is and if there are some otc methods of curing it.

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  • TheBizMan

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    Aug 29, 2013 2:52 AM GMT
    ReluctantPromises saidDid you walk around any shrubbed or bushy areas barefoot?

    No I haven't. I have worn my Sperrys without socks after I've been out of the gym shower though.
  • HndsmKansan

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    Aug 29, 2013 2:55 AM GMT
    I had bumps like that 3 years ago on my arm prior to getting my Staph infection... don't screw around, have it checked out... not to scare you, but don't take the risk!

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  • TheBizMan

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    Aug 29, 2013 2:57 AM GMT
    HndsmKansan saidI had bumps like that 3 years ago on my arm prior to getting my Staph infection... don't screw around, have it checked out... not to scare you, but don't take the risk!

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    I really want to! I don't know how much it would cost without insurance though.
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    Aug 29, 2013 3:49 AM GMT
    Looks like bug bites to me, or heat rash ?
    Take the pic to your local pharmacist, he may be able to help you out with an over the counter remedy.
  • AMoonHawk

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    Aug 29, 2013 3:57 AM GMT
    Try rubbing tea tree oil on it in the morning and at night before go to bed (it is pretty cheap) ... looks like eczema or a heat rash. Also if you are not wearing socks, throw out your shoes and and get some new ones and start wear socks with all your shoes.
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    Aug 29, 2013 4:02 AM GMT
    1) Have you been using a new detergent, bleach or fabric softener for your clothes? Do you walk barefoot in and out of your home? Your bumps look like contact dermatitis. You can try an OTC hydrocortisone cream to see if that'll work.

    2) Call the clinic or doctor's office to find out how much it would cost to see them without insurance. If you decide to wait until the 90 days are up and if your situation turns serious, your cost will be higher than paying out of pocket to see a family practitioner.