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HomeAnswersDermatologyfoot careI have a sore in the foot in which the skin is coming off and is irritating. What can be done?

What is the management of sore in the foot?

What is the management of sore in the foot?

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Published At June 28, 2019
Reviewed AtOctober 19, 2023

Patient's Query

Hello doctor,

I am a 30-year-old female with weight 209.44 Ibs. I have a sore in the right foot in which the skin is coming off and is irritating. Also I have a slime like substance that builds up. The smell is really bad.

Answered by Dr. Payal Chauhan


Welcome to icliniq.com.

I understand your concern. This condition is known as pitted keratolysis (attachment removed to protect patient identity). It is a superficial skin infection, caused by Corynebacterium species.

Kindly consult your doctor, to discuss the suggestions and take the following treatment with consent.

1. Cream Mupirocin - apply once at night.

2. Benzoyl peroxide 5 % gel - apply once in the morning.

Do this for three weeks, and try to keep the foot dry, avoid tight-fitting footwear, basically try to minimize the sweating on the occlusion part.

Same symptoms don't mean you have the same problem. Consult a doctor now!

Dr. Payal Chauhan
Dr. Payal Chauhan


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