A 31-year-old male asked:
if my toe is streaky black on too from severe gout attack suggestions? did receive 50 mg decadrone today. some numbness exists bottom of foot pain m2
1 doctor answer
Dr. Stephen Southard answered
14 years experience Internal Medicine
Black is not normal: Gout shouldn't cause black discoloration. It suggests some form of bleeding issue, whether it be related to bruising or an abnormality with the blood vessels in that area. Or, it can suggest death of tissue in that area, so called necrosis. Alternatively, if you are using a silver based dressing in that location it could discolor your skin. Nonetheless a healthcare provided should assess this!
Answered on Jun 17, 2014
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