An infected foot goes beyond simple pain. It can allow bacteria into your foot and, if left untreated, can cause issues like sepsis or cellulitis. When cellulitis occurs, you will experience an infection that will reach your bloodstream and lymph nodes. Diabetes and ingrown toenails can also lead to disease. You will be able to tell if a foot is infected by swelling or discoloration in your feet. Blisters and ulcers are also a sign. If your foot has skin lesions or cuts, you will need to ensure you treat them immediately before danger occurs to your feet.
How to Treat an Infection
Cream-an antifungal cream can help with certain infections and remove fungus from nails and help with offering you relief.
Avoiding the wrong shoes-avoiding tight shoes is vital for the proper care of your feet. High heels, in particular, are one of the leading causes of issues like blisters, calluses, corns, and other problems that cause pain and discomfort.
Dry your feet-keeping your feet dry and keeping them cool is another vital step to keep in mind. Let your feet stay dry instead of collecting moisture, and you will see your chances of infection become drastically lower.
Prescriptions- your podiatrist might also recommend specialized medicine to help the infection disappear and lessen the chance of conditions returning.
Surgery-depending on the severity of your condition, you will need an individualized surgery. Examples of situations that require surgery include bunions, calluses, and skin lesions.
Our team at Your Next Step Podiatry has offices in three locations. Serving the Paoli areas of Berwyn, Chester County, and the Western Suburbs, the Ardmore areas of Montgomery County, Greater Philadelphia and Lower Merion, and the Downingtown areas, an excellent team of specialized doctors are waiting to help you. Board-certified Dr. Eric Ricefield, Dr. Mark Yagodich, and Dr. Aliza V. Eisen, board qualified, offer Achilles Tendonitis treatment, Plantar Fasciitis Treatment, and Nail Lasers injections. Call our office in the area of Downingtown at (610) 873-0322 or our Ardmore office at (610) – 642-8837 to make an appointment to see the best of the best.