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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 For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex, if you have sex. ...Read more

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In the middle of my sole of my right foot, just below where the ball of my foot be, there is a tingle every once in awhile. Always the same spot. Not all the time. No pain, or burning. if I scratch it, it itches more. what could it be?

In the middle of my sole of my right foot, just below where the ball of my foot be, there is a tingle every once in awhile.  Always the same spot. Not all the time.  No pain, or burning.  if I scratch it, it itches more. what could it be?

A good podiatrist: should be able to assess and likely diagnose this. But in the meantime - wondering if more pressure is being placed on that area of the foot? It is recommended that regularly (daily) alternate wearing your different pairs of shoes. ...Read more

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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. Although one of the possibilities is fungal. It would not hurt to try an antifungal cream. ...Read more

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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