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i have a rash on the side of my right foot and what should

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i have a rash on the side of my right foot and what should i do.
Submitted: 5 years ago.
Category: Dermatology
Expert:  Dr. Nair replied 5 years ago.

Is it itchy?
Customer: replied 5 years ago.
yes and red dots
Expert:  Dr. Nair replied 5 years ago.
Hmm would it be possible to take a photograph?
Customer: replied 5 years ago.
I don't know how to do that
Expert:  Dr. Nair replied 5 years ago.
Okay let me send you some photographs to look at then. Just give me a few minutes please.
Customer: replied 5 years ago.
Customer: replied 5 years ago.
none of the above
Expert:  Dr. Nair replied 5 years ago.
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Thank you for the information. Then the rash is nothing to worry about. A sudden onset rash like yours is usually a contact allergic reaction to something. Here is what I would recommend:

1.1% Cortizone cream + Bacitracin ointment: Mix in equal parts and apply over the rash twice a day for 7 days and then once at night for 7 days more.

2. Tab Claritin 10 mg twice a day for 7 days, then once a day for 7 days more.

3. Avoid scratching the affected areas as much as possible. This is important.

If the rash is dry - keep the affected area as well moisturized as possible with a moisturizer of your choice and apply calamine lotion intermittently for a soothing effect if desired. If the rash is oozy or wet - then do not moisturize. Instead do vinegar compresses before applying the cortizone and bacitracin mixture. For this mix half a cup of white vinegar in 1 liter of tepid water, soak cotton ball and spread over affected area for 5 minutes twice a day.

NOTE: All of the above are available over the counter without a prescription.

Hope this information is useful, please feel free to ask if you have any queries.
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