Painful Red Skin Rash on Foot
Unknown red skin rash on foot (bottom foot) and swollen red foot caused by a bug bite (top foot).
I first had this skin care problem in the United States about ten years ago when I was 19 years old and football coaching. I thought the skin rash was caused by the new socks and football boots that I had to wear or it could have been caused by stepping on grass that had chemicals applied on it. However, every holiday since then I have had the rash and it is getting worse. Usually by the 3rd to 5th day of the holiday the rash on the foot starts to appear on the skin. I thought that perhaps sand and the skin on my foot rubbing against the flip flop causes the rash to appear but when I was in United States, I was not near any sand. It always seems to happen when I wear flip flops and it is hot. However, I wear flip flops at home around the house all the time with no problem with the foot rash.
One doctor says the problem is that my feet cannot sweat? The foot rash does not itch but it does hurt, like the feeling you get when someone presses on a bruise on your skin. The rash on my foot swells up a bit and sometimes it is painful to walk or put shoes on.
I am travelling in December and I want to be able to fix this foot rash skin problem or prevent it from happening. Does anyone have any ideas as to what this could be? Or does anyone have any ideas what I should be doing to stop the foot rash from appearing or any recommendations for medications to relieve the foot rash? I have included a picture to help with the diagnosis. The bottom foot is the rash on the foot that I have described above. The top foot is red and swollen due to a bug bite and is not the typical red foot rash that I get when on vacation.