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I have a callus on each big toe and now one on the ball of my foot. They itch and become painful as they harden. What can I do to remove them?

I have a callus on each big toe and now one on the ball of my foot. They itch and become painful as they harden. What can I do to remove them?

Proper shoes and: Removal. You need to address the cause of these calluses first, it is likely to be your ill-fitting shoes. The calluses are result of pressure and friction. Once you address the offending shoes, you may consult the site given below for various options for removing the lesions. Http://www. Webmd. Com/skin-problems-and-treatments/understanding-corns-calluses-treatment
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I have a rash on the top of my foot, it itches alot. Just wondering what. It could bek?

I have a rash on the top of my foot, it itches alot. Just wondering what. It could bek?

Rash: Conditions such as eczema, and irritant or contact dermatitis may involve the top of the foot and can itch. Fungal infections involve the toe web spaces and sides of the feet typically. See your dermatologist for a diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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I have a knot on the bottom of my foot it itches and hurts really bad what is it!??!?!

I have a knot on the bottom of my foot it itches and hurts really bad what is it!??!?!

Knot: There are a lot of choices here and no way that it can be answered on this forum. You need to see your podiatrist for an evaluation where you will get the advice and treatment you seek. ...Read more

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I have a round brown spot on the top of my foot sometimes it itches ive had it for three years what could it be?

I have a round brown spot on the top of my foot sometimes it itches ive had it for three years what could it be?

Lesion: A lesion that has been around for three years probably warrants a biopsy or least to be seen.
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I have some type of rash on the bottom of my foot in the middle and its been there for years now. It itches at times and peels. What could it be?

I have some type of rash on the bottom of my foot in the middle and its been there for years now. It itches at times and peels. What could it be?

Years is a long time: With the medical conditions you report I would have thought you would have shown this to one of your doctors by now. Have your family doctor take a look and get it taken care of. It could be eczema, tinea or a callus... thyroid problems can cause skin changes. Or it may be some type of growth. Regardless if it was going to hurt you it would have already so I wouldn't be too worried about it. ...Read more

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Having small on & off burning sensation on my palms & sometimes below my foot causing me to scratch since itches a lil 4 a wk. What can this be?

Having small on & off burning sensation on my palms & sometimes below my foot causing me to scratch since itches a lil 4 a wk. What can this be?

Itching in pregnancy: Thre are several causes for itching during pregnancy - and it sommonly affects the palms and soles. It's normal, but annoying. Try moisturizing lotion, and oatmeal baths. Avoid heat and hot baths. ...Read more

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Firm, pinkish circle on the arch of my foot. Slightly raised, about 0.5 CM big and no pain, itches abit when you rub it. What is it? What should I do?

Firm, pinkish circle on the arch of my foot. Slightly raised, about 0.5 CM big and no pain, itches abit when you rub it. What is it? What should I do?

A Dermatitis?: Sounds like you have dermatitis of some type. More so a contact dermatitis or an allergic reaction to something, maybe shoe material or dye. You should go to see a podiatrist. May need topical cortisone cream. ...Read more

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Hi I have a circular white mark on the bottom of my foot and it has white headed spots on it, only itches and stings when I let air get to it.

Hi I have a circular white mark on the bottom of my foot and it has white headed spots on it, only itches and stings when I let air get to it.

R/O PLANTAR WART: Plantar warts are commonly found on feet and hands. The dark spot in the middle is the vascular supply. It can be treated with FREEZING/LASER/TOPICAL MEDICATION or injection. ...Read more

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Toenail on my foot itches badly. Itching is the only sign of fungus that I have. It's been like this for years. I hardly have a toenail. What is it?

Toenail on my foot itches badly. Itching is the only sign of fungus that I have. It's been like this for years. I hardly have a toenail. What is it?

Sounds reasonable..: There are quite a few conditions that can causes the toenail area to itch as well as the nail fall off. The most popular is a nail fungus. Since it has been going on for years, the nail root area is probably involved. An evaluation by either a foot specialist or dermatologist should be helpful in confirming a diagnosis and beginning the appropriate treatment. Thank you for consulting Healthtap. ...Read more

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I have a bumpy rash at the center of the bottom of my foot, what can it be? It itches. I checked my left foot and I have a very faint rash there also.

I have a bumpy rash at the center of the bottom of my foot, what can it be? It itches. I checked my left foot and I have a very faint rash there also.

Not being too rash..: There is no doubt, the possibility of a fungal infection or athlete's foot. But because of the unique location, especially on both feet, It could also have something to do with a contact type dermatitis. Explore the possibility of shoes, sandals or even places where your bare foot, especially your arch area, may have been resting. To remove all doubt, visit with a Healthtap dermatologist. ...Read more

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I have a numb spot that itches on the bottom of my foot that nothing relieves. I do have lower back problems. What can I do to get it to stop?

I have a numb spot that itches on the bottom of my foot that nothing relieves. I do have lower back problems. What can I do to get it to stop?

Topical medication: From what you are describing is an area on localized on your foot, which is referred to as a dermatome. It is an area supplied by nerves that originate in the lower back. There are topical preparations (usually a formulation of 3 or so compounds) that relieve such symptoms. Check with your dr. ...Read more

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The bottom of my foot itches like crazy nothing is visible and my foot and knee now hurts like crazy also feels like something is moving on the bottom?

Insufficient info: It would be helpful to know the age, underlying condition and medication, duration of the symptoms. It could be anywhere infection to neuropathy. See your primary care physician first. ...Read more

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I have a large lump on the bottom of the arch of my foot in the middle. It itches and sometimes it burns. In two years, it has grown twice in size. What should I do?

I have a large lump on the bottom of the arch of my foot in the middle. It itches and sometimes it burns. In two years, it has grown twice in size. What should I do?

It is mandatory: This be examined by a doctor. It might be something benign like a plantar fibroma or a ganglion. Or, you can g-d forbid have a malignant lesion. Get, yourself to a doctor and have it checked out to make sure it is benign. A podiatrist or dermatologist would be appropriate docs to handle this for you. ...Read more

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A bit of some kind on the bottom of my foot white bump little black dot in middle itches and is sore?

A bit of some kind on the bottom of my foot white bump little black dot in middle itches and is sore?

Those dang warts.: Just in case it is a plantar wart, it would be wise to begin treating it soon. If you are not sure, then have it evaluated by a doctor experienced in warts and their treatment options. Left untreated, warts can spread like a wild fire, making the any treatment protocol more difficult. ...Read more

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