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my heel looks like its white and spongelike with small hole & grooves some discharge

Posted by w stoklousa on 5/21/03 at 00:08 (119464)

just got back from a quickcare and they referred me to a specialist...unfortunately i may not see him till later next week..any ideas of what i may have here or what i should do.

it's gotten worst and the last few days my socks actually stick to the heel of my foot and i know there is some sorta discharge ( staining of sock)..

the appearance is a bumpy spongue like and white around the edges like its infected but no pain...a warm feeling and bad odor.

help!

walter

Re: my heel looks like its white and spongelike with small hole & grooves some discharge

BrianG on 5/21/03 at 19:14 (119560)

Just in case no doctors jump in, I'd like to advise you to go to the emergency room at the nearest hospital tomorrow. I can't imagine waiting until next week to see a specialist!

Good luck
BrianG, not a doc

Re: my heel looks like its white and spongelike with small hole & grooves some discharge

Ed Davis, DPM on 5/21/03 at 21:03 (119579)

It isn't easy to do dermatology without actually seeing things. Nevertheless, the entity you describe sounds a lot like pitted keratolysis which is caused by a Coryneform bacteria and is treated via topical antibiotics. There are probably individuals out there who can see you on shorter notice -- all office personnel have to make decisions based on the urgency of the caller.
Ed