Cells, Microbes & Viruses / Re: What is causing itchy pustules on my foot since a trip to Costa Rica?« on: 26/10/2005 07:48:18 »
i need help i was in peru a year ago and have gone in socks on dirt floors and concrete dusty floors i have tiny blisters on my right foot. the blisters are less than a 1/16 of an inch when they first appear but will become red and irrated and swell to 1/8 to 1/4 of inch if i do not pop them. They are very itchy and painful. I have been on prescription meds for athletes foot but after a year of this and tubes each month nothing has worked nor has it spread to anywhere but my right foot. i do not think my doctor knows what to do when i ask of a tropical parasite she just keeps saying it is athletes foot but it has not gotten any better nor has it effacted my left foot(which all normally happens when i get athletes foot--it spreads to both feet and is cleared up with two weeks of treatment). This is getting to me and i dont know what to ask my doctor to try or who to ask for since i use a veterans hospital here in usa. any help in knowing what to ask or who to see would help.