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Diabetic Foot

Diabetic foot is one of the complications of the metabolic disorder diabetes mellitus. In foot problems due to diabetes, the nerve and blood vessels of the feet get damaged due to persistently elevated blood sugar levels. It is characterized by loss of sensation, tingling, long-standing nonhealing painful ulcers, pus drainage, necrosis, gangrene, etc.

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I have diabetes and suffering from a toe infection. Please suggest medication.

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 55-year-old male with diabetes. I am in relatively good health, but I do have an infected toe. I need antibiotics and anti-inflammatory drugs. Please help.  Read Full »

Dr. Ajit Swaminath Venkatapathy

Answer: Hello, Welcome to It is great to know that you are generally in good shape, except for the infected toe. It is important to know if the infection started on its own or due to an injury? If there is an ulcer on the sole side of the toe? Duration of the infection? If the toe is swollen,...  Read Full »

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