Well, I went to the dermatologist. I immediately liked her and felt comfortable. However, liking a doctor does not necessarily mean they know their stuff.
She said that my primary care doctor had given two creams that were not good for the rash/sores/blisters on my feet. Even after I explained to her that the cream (Fluocinonide) he had prescribed me had left me with barely one little blister to show her. She suggested I use that cream for the ruff, swelling rash type stuff going on in my leg-thigh area.
She said it was a fungus and prescribed Spectayole Cream. I can hardly read her writing and have not gotten the prescription filled. She said taking pills orally for this med is quicker (2 months) but hard on ones liver so I opted for the cream which she says applying 3x day for 3 months should cure the almost non existant rash/blister/sores.
She said the blood blister type thing I had was quite common (had no name for it) and said I was lucky in that they sometimes stick around for months. Mine went away after two weeks.
The blueish/brown bruise type things she said my RA should discuss with me because the take a blood workup to check out.
So I came home wondering if the stuff on my feet was truly a fungus since it had all but disappeared before my appointment with the dermatologist using the cream for prescribed by primary care doc.
Grateful for having insurance and wish everyone had it!
Any input gratefully appreciated,