Feet Itchy And Appear Red Bumps With Pus?
Hello, I want to ask. R nWhy do my feet sometimes feel itchy and sometimes lumps appear suddenly “, then over time it swells red and comes out pus. R nEnd ” this is so often like that. R nWhat is it? symptoms of diabetes. When I checked for diabetes, 150 people were fasting and 200 were not fasting. r nI guess’ why?
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The appearance of itching and bumps on the legs that are then swollen, reddish, and pus often indicates an infection. There are various types of microorganisms that cause this infection, ranging from bacteria, fungi, viruses, or others. Some examples of this type of infection are impetigo, scabies, abscesses, cellulitis, tinea pedis, cutaneous candidiasis, and so on. This infection is generally prone to occur if you do not properly maintain the cleanliness of your foot area, for example because you rarely shower, are lazy to wash your feet, often do activities in dirty environments, and so on.
Not only that, infections in the feet are also prone to occur in those with poor immune systems. There are many possible triggers for this, one of which is diabetes. Usually, the diagnosis of diabetes is confirmed by a blood test, which is done to monitor blood sugar levels, either during fasting (normally less than 124 mg / dL), during (normally less than 200 mg / dL), or 2 hours after eating (normally less than 200 mg / dL). If the results of your blood tests are always high on these 3 types of tests, then you can already say that you have diabetes. If you look at the results of the examination that you convey, it is possible that you have diabetes. However, the results of this examination still need to be confirmed again with several repeat examinations, along with a complete blood count and a thorough physical examination to be considered diabetes. Apart from diabetes, other conditions that can also interfere with a person's immune system are HIV / AIDS, long-term steroid consumption, malnutrition, or also cancer patients who are undergoing chemotherapy and radiotherapy.
Apart from infection, it can also be itchy and abnormal lumps that appear on your feet due to other triggers, such as contact dermatitis, atopic dermatitis, benign or malignant tumors, and so on.
Determining which of the many conditions has triggered your complaint should be done by examining a doctor or dermatologist directly. Usually, the doctor will take a tissue sample from the leg that is experiencing complaints so that it can be further evaluated for the types of cells that comprise it. It is also possible for the doctor to perform additional tests, such as blood tests, allergy tests, X-rays, ultrasound, and so on. If you test positive for diabetes, you may also be referred to an internal medicine specialist for further treatment.
At this time, try to do the following:
Be more diligent in bathing and washing your feet using antiseptic soap Not wearing dirty, dirty, and tight pants Do not give medication or other handling to your feet If the itching is annoying, first apply calamine lotion (avoid using this lotion on open or festering wounds) No exchanging pants or footwear with other people Take care of your diet, limit foods that contain simple carbohydrates, reduce foods high in trans fats, saturated fats and cholesterol, eat more vegetables, fruit, and water. Exercise regularly Avoid contact between the legs that have complaints with substances that may trigger skin irritation and allergies. Do not smoke. Hope it helps.