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My older brother has some type of sore on the bottom of his foot and it has foot has swollen up. He is currently unable to walk on it. Could this be an infection?

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Dr. Sumedh Mankar
Family Medicine
2 doctors agree

In brief: Potential infection

Your instinct may be correct.
Without being able to look at the sore, touching and feeling the skin around the sore and knowing more history - I would recommend a follow up with a physician. There is a higher risk for infections to the foot for people who have diabetes. Redness, swelling, warmth and tenderness around the area are all signs of infections. Again, I would recommend a follow-up.

In brief: Potential infection

Your instinct may be correct.
Without being able to look at the sore, touching and feeling the skin around the sore and knowing more history - I would recommend a follow up with a physician. There is a higher risk for infections to the foot for people who have diabetes. Redness, swelling, warmth and tenderness around the area are all signs of infections. Again, I would recommend a follow-up.
Dr. Sumedh Mankar
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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Yes, it is Infection

You brother needs to seek healthcare from a doctor. If he does not have one, he should go the emergency room of the nearest hospital at the earliest.

In brief: Yes, it is Infection

You brother needs to seek healthcare from a doctor. If he does not have one, he should go the emergency room of the nearest hospital at the earliest.
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
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Dr. Donald Colantino
Internal Medicine
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Yes

This is suspicious of an infection and should be evaluated by a physician.
Since the foot is so far away from the center of your body,its blood supply Isn't as good as the rest of the body and treatment should be begun promptly.

In brief: Yes

This is suspicious of an infection and should be evaluated by a physician.
Since the foot is so far away from the center of your body,its blood supply Isn't as good as the rest of the body and treatment should be begun promptly.
Dr. Donald Colantino
Dr. Donald Colantino
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In brief: You bet

Could indeed have an infection, especially a cellulitis.
He needs immediate medical attention. Do not delay.

In brief: You bet

Could indeed have an infection, especially a cellulitis.
He needs immediate medical attention. Do not delay.
Dr. Bennett Machanic
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