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A 22-year-old male asked:

I have redness between two of my toes. it doesn't look like a cut and i don't where i got it from. but it hurts and it looks bad. how would i treat it?

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Dr. Robin Merlino
Internal Medicine 41 years experience
Toe irritation: Try otc anti fungal cream such as lotrimin (clotrimazole). Often can get a yeast ( tinea) infection in between skin of toes. If not improving get evaluated. If you are diabetic, see your doc asap as diabetes increases your risk of foot infections.
Dr. David Hettinger
Podiatry 36 years experience
It could be...: Athlete's foot. The best otc medication (in my opinion) is lotrimin (clotrimazole) ultra. Dilute vinegar soaks are good as well. Dry the inside of your shoes by placing them up-side down over an air return vent at home overnight. If this doesn't make things better in a couple days, see a podiatrist.

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Last updated Mar 22, 2014

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