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Question by  diane (117)

How do you treat a lesion on the bottom of a foot?

I stepped on a nail and got a rather large lesion on the bottom of my foot.


Answer by  knowitall39 (475)

Make sure that you disinfect it and see the doctor if it is large. You will need to stop the bleeding and then wrap your foot.


Answer by  linsm (898)

What are you waiting for? Run to the nearest emergency room or would you rather get tetanus, blood poisioning and possibly face amputation of your foot, possibly your leg?


Answer by  rbiales (3441)

Lesions on the bottom of the foot call for urgent care because the circulation to feet can be dicy and the area is used for all kinds of jobs that can put bacteria into the wound and cause infection. Extra care for cleaning, an updated tetanus shot, and other care is needed.


Answer by  starmlw (960)

If you have not had a tetnus shot in 10 years you will need to get one. See a doctor because your foot may need antibiotics or stitches.


Answer by  lei (490)

You should get your foot checked by a doctor. The nail may be dirty and may have bacteria. So keep your heel clean by washing it and keeping it covered.


Answer by  technogeek (6640)

If you stepped on a nail, then you probably have tetanus. If you have gotten an infection in your foot, then you should get a tetanus shot immediately. Otherwise, the infection could spread and cost you your foot.


Answer by  worker5534 (518)

The bottom of a foot contains all pin points of the entire nerve ending. so care must be taken in the foot portion.

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