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A 23-year-old female asked:

i have two toes on one foot that are very itchy, red and slightly swollen. they are not blistered or cracked. what could it be?

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Dr. Steven Sheskier
Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery 39 years experience
Could be..: If the toes are next to each other this maybe the start of an infection/cellulitis. Athlete's foot (fungal infection) can present this way as well. A reaction to a bug bite can also cause these symptoms. See doctor if worsens or persists.
Dr. Randy Bernstein
Podiatry 37 years experience
Tinea Pedis: 9 out of 10 times the problem is athletes feet or tinea pedis which is a fungus infection of the skin. Buy an over the counter fungus cream and apply it twice a day between the toes and on the bottom of the feet for 1 week. Rub it in well. If it doesn't improve in a few days or gets worse, see a local podiatrist.

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