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    Strange red spots/blisters on foot

    About 3 months ago I had a small patch of red spots appear on my left foot, they migrated together into one larger spot but still made up of little blister type heads. Definitely not pressure and after a couple of weeks they went.

    About 3 weeks ago they reappeared but on both feet in identical locations, the right foot ones quickly went but left are still there but more small patches appearing and initial patch reducing in redness.

    My doctor and district nurse, specialist spinal nurse have no idea what they are. Thought it might be herpes as they are similar to the ones I get in my groin and bum but they don't respond to Acycolvir cream.

    Has anyone ever experienced anything like this before?
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    they look like pressure injuries to me
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    Quote Originally Posted by Smashms View Post
    they look like pressure injuries to me
    I agree. Do the red areas blanch when you press on them?

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    Insect bites? Flea, chigger, bedbug?
    Never been to the UK but we have them here.

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    I've had a similar thing for over 20 years. They look horrible but seem to be benign.
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    They definitely are not pressure, we have checked all footwear and nothing rubs at those points. District Nurse team confirm that it is not pressure. I Googled herpes on foot yesterday and found a lot of similar questions, answers range from herpes, shingles to some obscure problems.What was interesting was that a lot of people complained about pain and itching, I've been having unexplained AD episodes for the last few weeks, I might of found the reason!

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    I get what looks like vascular insufficiency, but I don't have diabetes. Also lack hair and don't go red if I get sunburn.

    Stumped GP, but stable. Sympathetic outflow reducing circulation?

    Had not killed me so might not be Kaposi's sarcoma.
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    Have you tried hydrocortisone cream? You can get over the counter. If it helps some but doesn't totally clear might need a prescription for Clobetasol or Triamcinolone.
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    I try and avoid using anything without knowing that it is the correct med for the condition. As the outbreak looked so much like herpes we used acyclovir but stopped as soon as we knew that it wasn't. Now trying to get to see a dermatologist before it disappears which you can guarantee it will just before the appointment.

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