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I have a lesion on the underside of my foot that started

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with itching became 2 small...
I have a lesion on the underside of my foot that started with itching became 2 small side blisters and is now one blister about the size of a ten cent piece. It is purple in colour and underneath I can see lots of little spots. I can't get to a doctor until Wednesday. Can you tell me what this might be.
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Hello. I am Dr. Venkat Attili, Dermatologist and Dermatopathologist with over 10 years of experience in this field. I am here to assist you and will answer your questions to your complete satisfaction. Can you please upload a picture at your convenience?
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Customer reply replied 1 year ago
I am trying to send you a photo of it but for some reason your system isn't working
Dermatologist: Dr. S. Attili, Dermatologist & Dermatopathologist replied 1 year ago
Ohh! Can you maybe mail it to customer services writing in the subject line 'FAO Dr. Attili' and include a link to this question in the body of the mail?
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Customer reply replied 1 year ago
Mail it, or email it. If you want me to mail it forget about it and give me my money back. Or if email please give me the email address.
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where do i find the link to this question
Dermatologist: Dr. S. Attili, Dermatologist & Dermatopathologist replied 1 year ago
http://professional.justanswer.com/expertmobile/question/5d0a046ab7994c55b4fb71f5c24eefbc
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Customer reply replied 1 year ago
What email address do I use
Customer reply replied 1 year ago
thank you I have just sent the email with the photo attached. Can I come back to this tomorrow as it is now bed time for me?
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Sure
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Dermatologist: Dr. S. Attili, Dermatologist & Dermatopathologist replied 1 year ago

Thanks for the picture which I was just forwarded.

Ok, your picture and history is suggestive of a condition called pompholyx. You can read all about it here- http://dermnetnz.mobify.me/dermatitis/pompholyx.html

This is usually a reaction to something coming in contact with the skin. But not always do we manage to identify the cause. The best way to treat this is to use a moisturiser like flexitol heel balm 3-4 times a day along with a steroid ointment like Clobetasol propionate once daily (you will need to ask your doctor for a prescription). It should clear up in a few weeks.

If you are getting frequent recurrence of the problem, it would be worthwhile taking a 2 week course of Itraconazole 200mg tabs, once daily in case there is a secondary yeast (candida) infection that might be triggering this.

Do not worry, this is nothing serious.

Hope this helps. Do keep me posted & get back if you have any further questions or feel that I have missed out anything. I will be here to provide ongoing advice as necessary. Best wishes.

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