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My right foot has swollen on the bottom and is itchy, I have had it for over a day?

My right foot has swollen on the bottom and is itchy, I have had it for over a day?

Swelling of concern: Female, age unstated says, My right foot has swollen on the bottom and is itchy, I have had it for over a day? Did one work outdoors in the garden, on wet ground? Any insect bite? What about other irritants and allergic contacts? Is it painful? Is it red? The swelling is of concern and one should have the MD take a quick look at it to be reassured. ...Read more

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Toes are the digits at the ends of the feet, most people have 10 and they normally ...Read more


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Red itchy swollen big toe. How to treat this quickly?

Red itchy swollen big toe. How to treat this quickly?

Antifungal cream: It could be a fungal infection. You could try an otc antifungal cream. However, if your toe is red and swollen, it could be a bacterial infection and you would need to see your podiatrist. ...Read more

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How to treat a swollen, itchy big toe?

How to treat a swollen, itchy big toe?

See your doctor: You should let your doctor know you are having pain. He/she can examine you and possibly run tests to find out the cause. ...Read more

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Big toe swollen and itchy? Could it be a bee sting or something like that?

Big toe swollen and itchy? Could it be a bee sting or something like that?

Could be: Where you stung?
It could also be the beginning of athletes foot fungus, or a bacterial infection if the toenail is ingrown. ...Read more

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My mother has painful and slightly itchy lumps underneath ball of right foot. Pain and lumps spreading to sides and toward toes. Emergency or call doc?

My mother has painful and slightly itchy lumps underneath ball of right foot. Pain and lumps spreading to sides and toward toes. Emergency or call doc?

Shingles possibly: I would call your mothers doctor ASAP for an evaluation. If this is shingles then starting her on an antiviral medication right away could make a big difference in speeding up her recovery. ...Read more

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I have a swollen itchy thumb the area is painful now because I irritated the area. I am having the same problem on left foot. It feels hard both areas?

I have a swollen itchy thumb the area is painful now because I irritated the area. I am having the same problem on left foot. It feels hard both areas?

? Dactylitis: Swollen finger and toes could indicate dactylitis is especially if it looks like a sausage. It would be nice if you send a picture. Other considerations include serious infections and inflammatory diseases like rheumatoid and reactive arthritis. These conditions can sometimes cause rapid joint destruction and need to be evaluated urgently. ...Read more

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Have a small cluster of lumps on the sole of my right foot which r painful when I'm walking & r also a bit itchy what could this be?

Have a small cluster of lumps on the sole of my right foot which r painful when I'm walking & r also a bit itchy what could this be?

May be pump bump: You could have pressure bumps on the heel which may come from high heel shoes. Pl see attached for the condition's description. You should get checked by your PCP, who can get X Ray to confirm diagnosis or refer you to an orthopedic doctor. ...Read more

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A chair fell on my right foot 2 days ago and now my big toenail is very itchy around the cuticles and it looks cracked. Why is it so itchy?

A chair fell on my right foot 2 days ago and now my big toenail is very itchy around the cuticles and it looks cracked. Why is it so itchy?

Well...: Itching can be a sign of healing. Be sure to ice it, elevate it, and apply buddy tape (tape it to your next toe). If it doesn't improve in a week, see your doctor to get an Xray. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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What causes itchiness in between my toes of my right foot?

What causes itchiness in between my toes of my right foot?

It depends: Usually this is due to a fungal infection but there are several other causes as well. You may need an antifungal or possibly a skin scraping to confirm the actual cause. You should see a podiatrist. ...Read more

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Need help docs! My 3 most left toes on my left foot are red swollen and itchy. Why?

Need help docs! My 3 most left toes on my left foot are red swollen and itchy. Why?

See a foot doc: You could have an infection which developed from athletes foot. There are other possibilities as well which is why an exam is prudent, . ...Read more

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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?

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?

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. ...Read more

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I have been experiencing numbness on the right side of my right foot (between the arch and the toes). In addition, I have a dry and itchy patch there?

I have been experiencing numbness on the right side of my right foot (between the arch and the toes). In addition, I have a dry and itchy patch there?

Numbness: Numbness is almost always associated with a nerve disorder. The affected skin may also be affected by a nerve, as the autonomic nervous system may be involved. See your foot and ankle specialist. Your doctor may consider topical medications, or possibly an injection. If there is significant concern, you might be sent for a NCV (Nerve conduction study) or even an MRI, if necessary. I ...Read more

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Toes red itchy and swollen on left foot from playing tennis. What's best home remedy for this?

Toes red itchy and swollen on left foot from playing tennis. What's best home remedy for this?

Ice and a topical: Antifungal but if no improvement see a foot doc.
I would make sure your sneakers are the correct size as well. ...Read more

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I have a very sore little toe on my left foot. Its very red, sensitive to touch, itchy and rather swollen. I am unsure as to what it is?

Infection: A toe that is red and swollen is concerning for infection. This can happen when an athlete's foot infection between the toes causes an open wound which then gets infected with bacteria. Have it checked by a podiatrist promptly. ...Read more

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I have skin problem on my right foot...Very itchy and a bit red...What will I do?

I have skin problem on my right foot...Very itchy and a bit red...What will I do?

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. It could also be many other things though. See a doctor if the lotrimin (clotrimazole) ultra doesn't work in a couple days. ...Read more

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I got stung by a bee on saturday, my foot is still extremely swollen and extremely itchy what should I do?

I got stung by a bee on saturday, my foot is still extremely swollen and extremely itchy what should I do?

Secondary infection?: You may have developed "cellulitis, " a secondary bacterial skin infection due to introducing germs to the site from the bite itself, or from scratching the hive (which should have resolved). Take a pen and draw an outline around the whole red area & monitor the swelling. Should be shrinking. Worth an ASAP visit to the doc who may prescribe an antibiotic pill and diphenhydramine or Atarax (hydroxyzine) for itch. ...Read more

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What to do if I just woke up because my foot is super itchy and now my eye is swollen! Help!?

What to do if I just woke up because my foot is super itchy and now my eye is swollen! Help!?

Allergies: Patients with allergies can develop scaly, red and itchy skin around the eyes and on the eyelids and other parts of the body from allergies. This skin condition is called allergic dermatitis or allergic eczema. You can use a hypoallergenic cream/lotion: cetaphil or lubriderm and consider contacting your medical doctor about taking allergy pills-such as Claritin (loratadine) or allegra. ...Read more

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Tonighti suddenly got a swollen spot on the bottom of my foot just below the ball of my foot. It was kinda itchy at first but hurts. Its soft & redish?

Possible infection: There could be a foreign body in your foot with associated early infection. I would recommend that you have it examined by a physician, in case antibiotics are warranted. ...Read more

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Stepped on a toothpick, foot is swollen, itchy and red. Should I go to a dr?

Stepped on a toothpick, foot is swollen, itchy and red. Should I go to a dr?

Yes indeed: All signs that an infection is developing. This would mean immediate attention. Entrance wounds need to be cleansed and drained. Antibiotics are required to eradicate punter wound infections. Other consideration are the amount of time since injury and tetanus shot status. ...Read more

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When I stand for a while my "left" foot gets itchy, red, burns, and peels. Why is this? It only happens to my left foot. My right foot is fine.

When I stand for a while my "left" foot gets itchy, red, burns, and peels. Why is this? It only happens to my left foot. My right foot is fine.

Times pedis?: It seems odd this would happen only to one foot, but I would invest in some anti fungal cream, powder, or spray over the counter, that can reduce your problems. If your shoes are old or you are not changing your socks regularly, this can add to the problem. Allergic skin reactions are best treated with topical steroid such as hydrocortisone, but try antifungals first ...Read more

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My right foot, at the back just above the sole. Where there are folds is dry flakey and extremely itchy! And red. What could it be? Athletes foot? Thx

My right foot, at the back just above the sole. Where there are folds is dry flakey and extremely itchy! And red. What could it be? Athletes foot? Thx

Itchy skin: Athlete's foot can present as itchy, flaky, red skin, but also there are other skin conditions that can look like that. See a podiatrist so you can be evaluated and receive treatment. ...Read more

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I have lil itchy bumps on top of my right foot the itxh so bad I don't know wat they are they red I just need to know how to cure it never had them be?

I have lil itchy bumps on top of my right foot the itxh so bad I don't know wat they are they red I just need to know how to cure it never had them be?

Itchy toe bumps: May be eczema or fungus. Could try desitin (zinc oxide diaper cream) or OTC antifungal like tinactin Could also be bacterial infection so try the bacitracin on top of tinactin For eczema use steroids. A great product is lotrisone a steroid and antifungal, but need prescription. F/u with doc urgent care. ...Read more