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DrRussMd
DrRussMd, Internist/homeopath
Category: Dermatology
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Experience:  Internal medicine doctor/homeopathy medical and homeopathic approaches to skin disorders.
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I bought these shoes - as you can see in first pic where the

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I bought these shoes - as you can see in first pic where the big jewel is - now look second pic where big jewel was rubbing on both feet in same place I have red areas. What is this, dermatitis? Is this a sign of an autoimmune disease?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Dermatology
Expert:  DrRussMd replied 1 year ago.
Hello
You need an exam.
This might be arthritis.
It might be gout.
It might be a skin inflammation over the joint, not likely, but possible.
It can even be irritation from rubbing of the shoes.
OK, so that is an initial answer….
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Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I feel like you didn't read my question. Gout? Arthritis? I said after wearing the shoes I had red areas. Not pain, not arthritis.
Expert:  DrRussMd replied 1 year ago.
Your initial question did not state that.
Perhaps some is cut of on my end.
If this is from the shoes rubbing, as I mentioned above, then it is not any disease.
It is irritation of the skin.
If you continue to irritate it, callus formation will occur and a podiatrist will be needed.
If you wear wide box toe shoes for now, and avoid irritation, this should resolve.
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Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Is skin irritation a sign of lupus or autoimmune disease
Expert:  DrRussMd replied 1 year ago.
As I stated above...no...it is not.
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