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Diabetic foot infection
If your healthcare professional thinks you have a foot infection and you have a wound on your foot, for example, an ulcer, blister or a cut, a small sample should be sent for testing.
If you have an infection you should be offered antibiotics. The type you are offered and how long you have to take them will depend on the type of infection you have and how bad it is.
You might also have an X‑ray to see how severe the foot infection is. Some people may need a type of scan called an MRI.