Warning, disgusting picture of my foot. Has anyone ever had eczema get this bad? Should I be worried? Update
I know, you are not doctors but my car isn't working and my doctor is an hour away and the copay for the emergency room is $100..........and it isn't an emergency, I don't think.
I have always had a patch of eczema on my foot that has come and gone. A couple of weeks ago it came back, along with a dark rash, like little tiny spots all over my feet and ankles. Only one foot has the eczema. Well, that foot got worse and worse and then my foot started swelling. This morning I woke up and my foot and ankle were so swollen that it felt like my skin was going to rip open. It is very painful.
So my question is, has anyone ever had this happen? Was it an infection or just a really bad flare up? I should be able to get my car fixed within a couple of days. Anyone have personal experience or knowledge about this? I mean, if it is an infection, I suppose I need to be seen as soon as I can.
Opinions? So sorry for my disgusting foot. It is twice it's normal size aside from being nasty looking.
I ended up going to urgent care because it got worse. My leg started to swell. I have cellulitis. They gave me antibiotics, oral steroids, and steroid cream and told me to keep my foot elevated and the sores covered with bacitracin and bandages. Thanks ladies for all the advice.