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My daughter, 38yrs old has skin eczema on her feet. they are cracked pretty bad. this morning there is a knot or boil on her heel that is very sore.

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Dr. Oscar Novick
Pediatrics 58 years experience
Infected eczema: It sounds like your daugher has infected eczema. She should be evaluated for a strep or staph infection once infection is treated the eczema should be aggressively treated by a dermatologist.
Dr. Tania Turbay
Podiatry 20 years experience
Secondary infection: She probably has a secondary infection from the opening that occurred from the fissures. If she is diabetic this can be dangerous and she needs to see a doctor for debridement of the lesion . If she isn't diabetic she can try otc antibiotic cream , if it doesn't get better she needs to see a doctor for PO antibiotics. Ultimately her goal should be to treat the eczema to avoid future infections, .

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Last updated Jul 12, 2016

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