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Non-Specific Foot Rash

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Last updated June 11, 2022

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What is a non-specific foot rash?

A rash is an area of irritated or swollen skin. Often, rashes are unidentifiable and some variation of normal. For example, scratching one's foot causes it to turn red (which is caused by mast cells releasing chemicals into the local area), but that's completely normal.

Rarity: Common

Top symptoms: Foot redness

Urgency: Wait and watch. You do not need treatment for this rash but you could use an anti-itch cream. If it worsens, you may need to see a doctor.

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Dr. Rothschild has been a faculty member at Brigham and Women’s Hospital where he is an Associate Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School. He currently practices as a hospitalist at Newton Wellesley Hospital. In 1978, Dr. Rothschild received his MD at the Medical College of Wisconsin and trained in internal medicine followed by a fellowship in critical care medicine. He also received an MP...
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