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Skin on leg or foot looks infected

Skin on leg or foot looks infected is encountered rarely on Symcat. We will add more content to this page if enough people like you show interest.

What causes it?

The most common causes of skin on leg or foot looks infected are pyogenic skin infection, diabetes, and ingrown toe nail. Other possible causes, such as varicose veins, are more rare.

What symptoms are related?

Within all the people who go to their doctor with skin on leg or foot looks infected, 37% report having foot or toe pain, 29% report having leg pain, and 23% report having abnormal appearing skin.


What might my doctor prescribe?

Common Tests and Procedures

Patients with skin on leg or foot looks infected often receive complete blood count, wound care management, intravenous fluid replacement, complete physical skin exam performed (ml), glucose measurement, electrolytes panel, kidney function tests and blood culture .

Common Medications

The most commonly prescribed drugs for patients with skin on leg or foot looks infected include cephalexin, clindamycin, vancomycin, sibutramine (meridia), rifampin, terbinafine topical, tazobactam (zosyn), tolnaftate topical, daptomycin, probenecid, dicloxacillin, cefepime and cefadroxil .

Cephalexin
$7
(7 days)
Clindamycin
$15
(7 days)
Vancomycin
$303
(7 days)
Sibutramine (Meridia)

Rifampin
$62
(21 days)
Terbinafine Topical

Tazobactam (Zosyn)

Tolnaftate Topical

Daptomycin
$1632
(7 days)
Probenecid
$24
(28 days)
Dicloxacillin
$25
(14 days)
Cefepime
$350
(7 days)
Cefadroxil
$16
(7 days)

Who is at risk?

Groups of people at highest risk for skin on leg or foot looks infected include .

Age

< 1 years
0.2x
1-4 years
0.5x
5-14 years
1.1x
15-29 years
0.8x
30-44 years
0.9x
45-59 years
1.1x
60-74 years
1.3x
75+ years
1.5x

Sex

Male
1.3x
Female
0.8x

Race/Ethnicity

Black
0.8x
Hispanic
0.9x
White
1.1x
Other
0.8x
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