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Is your foot red?Warm?Is it the entire foot?Do you have any chronic health problems?
Is your foot swollen now?Are you having any calf pain?Any recent surgery?Long car rides or plane ride?Family history of blood clot?Do you smoke?
It is an odd thing that happened to you because you have no risk factors for developing an infection on your foot, let alone a recurrence (unless you have athlete's foot in between your toes, which would be an access point for bacteria to enter into the skin).
What I would recommend is to keep your foot elevated as much as possible today, take an anti-inflammatory like ibuprofen and, if there are any breaks in the skin, apply an antibiotic ointment. That is all you can do, really.If you have athlete's foot, use tinactin or another cream to treat it.
If you do develop an infection again, it is going to require antibiotics. I also recommend further evaluation as to why this is recurring (check for diabetes, for example).
Feel free to ask any follow up questions you may have.
Okay thanks, i don't have athletes foot but i will get checked for diabetes.
Yes, I would consider it.It is unusual to have repeated skin infections on the foot for no reason.