I'm not sure if this is the right place to ask this question, but I will ask it anyway. My friend works 7 days a week about 9 to 10 hrs. a day, and wears steel toe boots and has them on his feet everyday for at least 12 hrs. So he noticed about 6 or 7 pimple like bumps ( red with a head on them) on his heel, there not on his ankle or anywhere else on his foot. He said they don't itch or anything, there just there. Does anyone have any idea what this may be? Thanks
Without examination,confirmation of a diagnosis is tough but it can be folliculitis,contact dermatitis,rash due to friction rub with clothes, dermatitis (atopic, contact, allergic) or excessive sweating causing sweat dermatitis.
Your friend may try calamine lotion on the rash.He should also maintain hygiene and try to keep the area clean and dry, wear loose-fitting cotton clothing. Also use an antibacterial soap or mild soap like dove.Avoid any kind of cosmetics.He can also use a barrier cream with zinc oxide paste or calamine lotion or a mild steroid cream like dermacort on the rash. If the bump is itchy,he can take some antihistaminic like benadryl or Claritin.
If the lump/rash persists then it will be best to get it evaluated from a dermatologist.Erythema nodosum has to be ruled out.
Hope it helps.Take care and pls do keep me posted on how your friend is doing or if you have any additional doubts.Kind regards.
Thank you, Well after talking to some other people we think we have it figured out. He was mowing the grass the nite before the bumps come up and got into Fire Ants, and after a friend said something about it looking like Fire Ant bites we both were like O Yea thats it. Those Fire Ants are little monsters! Thanks again
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