Posted by Charles Pritchard
on August 09, 2000 at 00:26:39:
In Reply to: Osteomylitis? posted by D.B. on June 23, 2000 at 16:28:51:
: I've had an ulcer on the bottom of my foot for almost 3 years and is contiously draining when pressure is applied. There is no infection that I can tell. I almost had it healed over, but then my toe swelled up and had a fungus on it, I have cleared the fungus, but now there is a knot at the base of my toe, there is also a knot by the ulcer on the bottom of my foot. I live out in the Arizona desert along the Colorado River and have been to some doctors, and none of them have been able to help me. I am also Type II Diabetic. Does anyone know of a specialist or a clinic who could treat this. I am covered by Medicare. I would appreciate any information you could give me. Thank You, D.B.
I do not like to scare anyone, but I have the same problem that you have. Mine also has developed into a staph-a infection after I had a toe removed. Please do yourself a big favor and find a GOOD INFECTIOUS DISEASE DOCTOR, IMMEDIATELY. Please let me know how you make out as mine has developed far enough that we cannot find an antibiodic that will kill it and it is life threatening!!! CHARLES