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I am a diabetic if I had an infection on my foot and I didn't

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I am a diabetic if I had an infection on my foot and I didn't receive any medication for 28 days what symptoms would I encounter?
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Neuropathy
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Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 2 years ago.

Hi and sorry for the delay.

Since infections in diabetics can spread rapidly you could have spreading redness, pus from the foot, pain, and fever

Customer: replied 2 years ago.
When my foot was black and infected and I wasn't given any antibiotics for
Over 28 days is that perceived as negligence as I am a diabetic?
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 2 years ago.
Yes I would definitely consider that negligence on the part of a doctor