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What is this on DH's foot?

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MrsHathaway Fri 16-Jun-17 21:52:43

The other day DH noticed some odd red spots on his foot. Tonight they seem to have white almost-squeezable lumps behind them. No heat and no pain.

DH is prone to gout but this doesn't look or feel like his usual bouts.


He was unimpressed by my immediate suggestion of "baby spiders" and declared it unhelpful hmm

Apologies for terrible photos: focusing on such a small area is almost impossible.

Also yes I know he could do with a Footner so if Sporner Corner solves the mystery I promise I'll get him one and chronicle for you all.

LittleGreenPear Fri 16-Jun-17 21:54:09

Just pomphylox eczema by the look of it

MrsHathaway Fri 16-Jun-17 21:58:40

Oh that's interesting. He's the only one in the house not dx with eczema and I agree that the white spots do look eczema-y now I think about it. But the angry red parts don't look like the eczema I'm used to which has thrown me off.

Wonder what he could be reacting to? <ponders>

Thanks flowers

picklemepopcorn Fri 16-Jun-17 22:00:50

We were told it can be something used in shoe manufacture. New shoes?

Blossomdeary Fri 16-Jun-17 22:05:30

I should LTB!

MrsHathaway Fri 16-Jun-17 22:05:50

Shoes not new. Good idea though.

MrsHathaway Fri 16-Jun-17 22:06:59

Lol he said I should ask about L-ingTB but he did cut the grass earlier.

velocitygir1 Fri 16-Jun-17 22:07:22

My husband is a podiatrist and thinks it's athletes foot.

Patriciathestripper1 Fri 16-Jun-17 22:07:36

They look like rubbed popped blister spots

MrsHathaway Fri 16-Jun-17 22:10:18

It's definitely under the surface, if that makes a difference.

If athletes foot, should we go to a pharmacy tomorrow to confirm and get anti fungal something?

RamblingFar Fri 16-Jun-17 22:10:18

I agree with possibly athletes foot. stick some anti-fungal cream on it for a week and it it disappears then thats probaly your cause. Sometimes it makes your feet go flaky, sometimes you get the rash like bumps.

SlaveToDisney Fri 16-Jun-17 22:11:33

I get a type of eczema on my hands in the summer that looks exactly like this it is common on the palms and soles of the feet. If it is really itching pop the little blisters (my doctor told me not to pop them but I always do because they itch so much) and then cover in hydrocortisone and then put a dressing over it overnight. Then the next morning cover in salon and again cover with a dressing during the day and then air out as much as possible in the evenings. Repeat this for few days until it dries out and then moisturize like crazy with anything thay doesnt irritate.

SlaveToDisney Fri 16-Jun-17 22:12:02

Thay should say savlon not salon

velocitygir1 Fri 16-Jun-17 22:17:12

Yes use lamesal (?) or canesten. You can tell it's athletes foot by the surrounding flakey skin where he has been scratching it.

Foslady Fri 16-Jun-17 22:29:14

Oh that's interesting Slave - i get this, didn't realise it was a form of eczema !

Waterlemon Fri 16-Jun-17 22:41:24

My husband has similar - it's excema. His is agrivated by heat. He was also allergy tested and has an allergy to a type of rubber used in shoe glue, so when his feet get hot and sweay, the latex seeps through the lining. He now changes his work boots a couple of times a year, instead of wearing them out.

SlaveToDisney Fri 16-Jun-17 23:11:10

It's called dishydrotix eczema. If you think you have it google it and then see your go I get prescribed betnovate that is brilliant for It I do the same procedure that I said above nut instead of hydrocortisone I use betnovate. However I thought the op mihht be to get hold of hydrocortisone over the counter and not betnovate.

angelcakesrule Fri 16-Jun-17 23:15:01

It's eczema, I get it on soles of my feet to, they will dry up and scab over shortly then you can pick them off

Few summers ago I had one right in the middle of the sole, as big as a 50p round and it filled with liquid making it uncomfortable to walk on, one day it popped in my flip flop on the walk home from school grin

asmallfee Sun 18-Jun-17 19:08:09

Vesicular athletes foot.

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