I am a diabetic and was wearing work boots and they wore a hole in the side of my foot. It has gotten better but is still seeping and will not completely heal. My question is, is this a bacterial infection? Will ceplalexin help it?
There are 2 things you have to do. Be sure your blood sugar stays down, and see a dr. If its not infected, antibiotics retard healing. This is nothing for a diabetic to try to treat themselves, they can loose a foot that way. Be sure you don't have pressure on it, and keep it clean and dry until you see the dr.
Absolutely see either your PCP or a podiatrist for this. I have seen too many diabetics lose toes, feet and more from wounds that start out like this. Diabetics should inspect their feet every single day (using a mirror if necessary to see the bottom)for redness, blisters, and open areas and see the Dr for any red or open areas. Wash your feet with mild soap and water daily, wear clean cotton socks and a good pair of well fitting shoes with plenty of room in the toe box that dont rub. You should see your Dr right away. Dont mess with this or try to treat it yourself. You CAN lose it if you are not careful!!
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