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Mysterious red spot on bottom of foot

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created August 18, 2012 at 7:27 PM

What the hell is this?

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Seeing a doctor about something else in a few days, so I'll probably ask about it then.

ETA: It's totally painless and appeared a few weeks after cessation of a minor pain in the same area that lasted for about 9 months.

F2f559fe327007fd064a0f5bd79d6278

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on August 18, 2012
at 10:50 PM

Nope, but I think it might have washed off... weird. Two showers didn't do it, but I noticed it was gone a few hours after I soaked the foot in Epsom salts.

F2f559fe327007fd064a0f5bd79d6278

(156)

on August 18, 2012
at 10:09 PM

Well I don't know how. I soaked my foot in Epsom salts to help with exfoliation, and the spot vanished. Maybe it was something on the surface that wasn't very water soluble, since it had survived a couple showers before this.

7f7069fc4d8d2456cec509d0f9e9bb34

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on August 18, 2012
at 08:13 PM

Are you sure? I t looks like you got a sliver of glass in your foot and it bled some. I deal with foot issues in my practice, and I have never seen this. Medical pain practice, btw.

F2f559fe327007fd064a0f5bd79d6278

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on August 18, 2012
at 08:04 PM

It does look like blood, but it doesn't wash off. I think it's inside or under the skin.

F2f559fe327007fd064a0f5bd79d6278

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on August 18, 2012
at 08:02 PM

Not sure, just noticed it two days ago.

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3ce6a0d24be025e2f2af534545bdd1d7

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on August 18, 2012
at 07:39 PM

how long has it been there? looks like blood. The pain for 9 months could have been a shard of something that slipped out and a little bit of blood came out before it scabbed

7f7069fc4d8d2456cec509d0f9e9bb34

(865)

on August 18, 2012
at 08:13 PM

Are you sure? I t looks like you got a sliver of glass in your foot and it bled some. I deal with foot issues in my practice, and I have never seen this. Medical pain practice, btw.

F2f559fe327007fd064a0f5bd79d6278

(156)

on August 18, 2012
at 08:04 PM

It does look like blood, but it doesn't wash off. I think it's inside or under the skin.

F2f559fe327007fd064a0f5bd79d6278

(156)

on August 18, 2012
at 10:09 PM

Well I don't know how. I soaked my foot in Epsom salts to help with exfoliation, and the spot vanished. Maybe it was something on the surface that wasn't very water soluble, since it had survived a couple showers before this.

F2f559fe327007fd064a0f5bd79d6278

(156)

on August 18, 2012
at 08:02 PM

Not sure, just noticed it two days ago.

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on August 19, 2012
at 01:45 AM

Whatever it is, utilize the governments 1 Trillion watt laser beam to remove it.

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55d3baf93ac5479c17e945adab3df75d

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on August 18, 2012
at 08:40 PM

I had something similar in appearance and was painless too... turned out to be a fungus. I thought was odd at first because I shower 1-2 times a day, and don't sweat very often if at all noticeable. However, I walk around barefoot whenever I get the chance, so I'm thinking I might have picked it up during one of my shoeless adventures. I would definitely get it checked out prior to doing any medical intervention yourself though.

After my doctor visit and diagnosis, the cream she prescribed me was $48 (yuck!), and I didn't have the money at the time, so I looked around for some cheaper solutions. Someone on a forum dedicated to fungal infections mentioned to put some Absorbine Jr ($9 otc muscle pain relief) on it for 2 weeks, and sure enough, it worked! ...almost too good! O_o

Anyhow, that's my story. I'd check around online for common foot fungus to see if the pictures you find look similar because what I'm seeing in your photo looks damn close to what my issue was.

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F92e4ca55291c3f3096a3d4d3d854986

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on August 18, 2012
at 08:12 PM

Any chance you or someone you live with uses self-tanner? Looks like they dropped a blob on the floor and you stepped in it.

F2f559fe327007fd064a0f5bd79d6278

(156)

on August 18, 2012
at 10:50 PM

Nope, but I think it might have washed off... weird. Two showers didn't do it, but I noticed it was gone a few hours after I soaked the foot in Epsom salts.

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