cut that wont heal

    • Anonymous
      January 28, 2008 at 10:53 am

      Hi everyone.

      I havent posted much in a while. I have alot going on with my mom. She got to come home yesterday…shouldnt be there but that’s all a really long story. I’m just doing my best here.

      I have all kinds of stuff going on with my own self tho. I have a disc in my neck and they are recommending surgery. I’d have a bone fused and wear a brace for 6 weeks or more. I dont have time to do that right now so I’m opting for some epidural injections first.

      I have a cut on my toe…underneath on one of the ones that stays bent. Also, the toe is numb from the CIDP. Its like a gash right where the toe meets the foot and it’s been there for a few mos. Sometimes the gash will close and heal slightly but not completely and then it opens again. It’s open again and it’s looking pretty bad. It looks like wet skin looks when it gets wrinkly…almost like that I guess. It may even look more like a blister above the gash area. The blister parts goes from the gash to almost the pad of my toe. And it oozes a small bit. I have put neosporin on it and bandaids and try to keep it dry since the toe stays bent. I dont know why it wont heal.
      It’s the middle toe and I noticed my baby toe has a gash starting, too. The gashes are right in the crease.
      Not sure if I am making sense here. Havent slept much for about a week.
      I just wonder if anyone else has ever had this weird type of cut or sore and how long it takes to go away and what you do to treat it.

      hope all is well with everyone…
      i’ll post more when i can.

      have a great week.

    • Anonymous
      January 28, 2008 at 12:35 pm

      My grandma keeps getting something similar to that on both of her feet. My mom took her to a podiatrist & he gave her some rx cream for it. I’m not sure what it was though. It might be something for you to look into.

      My grandma suffers from neuropathy from diabetes…I’m not sure if that plays a part in it. I know that the dr said once the “sores” are cleared up that he’s going to do surgery on her toe to straighten it. Apparently it’s bent funny because she’s broken it so many times.

      Good luck,

    • January 28, 2008 at 3:01 pm

      Hi Stacy,
      How about checking out the foot dept at walmart, they have stuff for cracked feet.(an AustraLIAN PRODUCT) I too had that problem on my pinky toe. It took about 6 months to heal, but it DID not ooze. That worries me. Are you diabetic? That too could be a reason for not healing. When I had the problem, it stayed contained to the creade and after noesporin, soaking in epsom salt regularly for about 4 months, it started to heal. I know you are problably sick of docs, but I would probably go to a podiatrist. Good luck!
      Dawn Kevies mom

    • January 28, 2008 at 3:04 pm

      I thought of something else, regarding the neosporin, is it the creme form? When I had my foot surgeries, they reccommended the cream form so that the areas could breathe.

    • Anonymous
      January 28, 2008 at 3:29 pm

      thanks for the replies.

      I’m not diabetic…not to my knowlege anyway. maybe I’ll test myself at my moms. she is diabetic and has the accucheck thing. I test hers all the time.
      One more thing for me to have…I wouldnt be surprised. I know that wouldnt be a diagnosis…but curiousity gets the best of me right now.

      the neosporin is the clear kind. my toes on that foot are all a lil swollen. I go to the dr on Thurs for another new issue…and I guess I will have her check it. and, yes, I’m tired of going to the dr !

      i was just curious if this was happening to anyone else. 😮

    • Anonymous
      January 29, 2008 at 10:59 am

      Stacey, I have a similar problem, mine is a fungal infection. I take too many showers and my feet don’t like that I guess. I use lamisil along with neosporin and leave uncovered as long as possible. I get flare ups when I have to wear shoes and socks-never have this problem in the summer when I wear sandals or go barefoot all the time. I also use Butt paste on my feet after the sores are healed over-it helps keep the skin moisturized and controls the breakdown of the skin. I’ve tried soo many things over the years and found this to be the best solution for me. I can actually tell when I have neglected my feet for too long-they do that sore thing to get my attention again:rolleyes:
      Remember to take care of yourself and keep the stress at a minimum. Hugs to Your Mom and Connor.

    • Anonymous
      January 29, 2008 at 6:31 pm

      Glad to hear from you and sorry your still struggling. I would like to strongly urge you not to put this on the back burner. Because we don’t have sensation in our feet and we don’t get proper blood supply, infections can go wild quickly and it is dangerous to let it go too long. Please get it looked at and get proper treatment. Also try to get socks that are “wicking”. Cotton socks tend to retain the moisture and causes skin breakdown. Socks that pull the moisture away are better. Please take care.
      My best,

    • Anonymous
      January 30, 2008 at 11:28 am

      Stacey, that sounds to me like athletes foot. I had exactly the same thing long time ago when I was still wearing socks and shoes to go to work. Now I’m mostly walking barefoot, not much chance for my feet to get moist. Athletes foot is difficult to treat. My podiatrist recommended clotrimazol cream (lotrimil) applied twice a day for several weeks. You can get the generic in a 2 oz tube at Wal-Mart for about five dollars.
      Take care

    • Anonymous
      February 6, 2008 at 7:28 am

      Two different dr’s looked at it. One said, “definitely NOT athletes foot”, the other said, “yes, athletes foot”…
      Both said to try to air it out as much as possible. Both said how painful it looks. I guess that’s the good thing about numbness.
      It does look pretty bad…the skin in peeling by layers. Just strange.
      I got some cream to try just in case one dr is right. I guess it wouldnt hurt.

      thanks for the input guys.