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Fell, cut foot in kitchen 3 days ago. Now have red streak

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Fell, cut foot in kitchen 3 days ago. Now have red streak running up about an inch and 1/2. Very sore, not running or bleeding now. On my left foot, i am a diabetic, type 2 and 67 yrs old female.
Submitted: 11 months ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 11 months ago.

This is HIGHLY concerning.

You are diabetic and you have a skin infection that is traveling up your leg

You need to go to the Hospital IMMEDIATELY

Do not wait.

Go tonight

You probably need IV antibiotics

Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 11 months ago.

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