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Dr. Donald Colantino Dr. Colantino
Internal Medicine
57 years in practice
Tufts University School of Medicine
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I was bitten by a Yellow Fly, bottom of foot, it itches, is hard and red. I'm on Immunosuppressants for RA/Fibro. Could my meds prevent healing?

I was bitten by a Yellow Fly, bottom of foot, it itches, is hard and red. I'm on Immunosuppressants for RA/Fibro. Could my meds prevent healing?

Observe: Observe for spreading redness, increased pain or tenderness, or swelling of the foot. These symptoms, if they develop, should be promptly seen by your physician for evaluation and treatment as infection of the bite would then be likely. In view of being somewhat immunocompromised, this is most important.

Dr. Jack Mutnick
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Dr. Scott Keith Dr. Keith
Podiatry
40 years in practice
University of Illinois College of Medicine
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I have a red ichy hard spot on the bottom of my right foot, and my Left is red and itches, I have no idea what they are but I can barely stand.?

I have a red ichy hard spot on the bottom of my right foot, and my Left is red and itches, I have no idea what they are but I can barely stand.?

Where were you.: If these areas are small and do not cover large areas of the foot, then a combination of a topical antifungal and topical steroid may do the trick. It is difficult to be certain without actually seeing the skin.

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Dr. Jack Mutnick Dr. Mutnick
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
13 years in practice
University of Nevada School of Medicine
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I wish I could send the pic of my feet... On my heel, the bottom and on side of my feet its a dark brownish red color & itches what could this be?

I wish I could send the pic of my feet... On my heel, the bottom and on side of my feet its a dark brownish red color & itches what could this be?

Rash: Rashes are best diagnosed when a doctor can see them, diagnose the issue and provide directed therapy. With that being said, it could simply be dry skin or athletes foot or atopic dermatitis or? What have you used on the rash?

Dr. Nisha Chellam Dr. Chellam
Internal Medicine
27 years in practice
University of Madras, Stanley Medical College
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I have an old scar, 20+ years on foot... Recently hurts to put pressure on it, bottom half is turning red with purple and it really itches. Should I?

I have an old scar, 20+ years on foot... Recently hurts to put pressure on it, bottom half is turning red with purple and it really itches. Should I?

Keloid: This means there is inflammation and I would like for you to see a dermatologist who specializes in keloid. They can inject into the scar to decrease the inflammation. Why it is inflamed now is unclear. Usually evidence of inflammation with wrong foods and sometimes clothing.

Dr. Susan Arnoult Dr. Arnoult
Family Medicine
21 years in practice
Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences F. Edward Hebert School of Medicine
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My friend broke out w red all over face, arms, bottom feet, back, face and it itches and came on sudden. Do. u think he has an allergic reaction. Tx?

My friend broke out w red all over face, arms, bottom feet, back, face and it itches and came on sudden. Do. u think he has an allergic reaction. Tx?

Sounds like it: If it came on very suddenly, then yes, allergic reaction is likely. If the friend has any swelling of the mouth, tongue, throat or any difficulty breathing, take him to the ER.

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Dr. John Goldman Dr. Goldman
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology
51 years in practice
University of Cincinnati College of Medicine
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Red rash from some type of big but and itches and hurts like crazy. Ankle swollen from a bug bite it been like this for two weeks what to do? Thanks

Red rash from some type of big but and itches and hurts like crazy. Ankle swollen from a bug bite it been like this for two weeks what to do? Thanks

See your physician: This rash needs definition. You will need to have a dermatologist clarify it. We need to be certain that the swollen ankle is not infected. Your physician will guide you\.

Dr. Howard Fox Dr. Fox
Podiatry
38 years in practice
New York College of Podiatric Medicine
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I have a big red dot on my left toe, it itches, and hurts all the time. What is this? It has been on my left big toe for 2 years, now it is showing up on my right big toe! My mom and dad look at it but don't know what and they keep telling me we will go

I have a big red dot on my left toe, it itches, and hurts all the time. What is this? It has been on my left big toe for 2 years, now it is showing up on my right big toe! My mom and dad look at it but don't know what and they keep telling me we will go

I: I can't diagnose you over the internet, but if you've had it for 2 years, and it's now appearing in the same spot on the other big toe, it could be irritation from rubbing because of the shape of your toe or even that your shoe size needs to be increased. While there is no real rush, mom and dad should take you to a podiatrist. Print this out and leave it on the kitchen counter: dear mom and dad of anonymous kid from lansing, mi: your child seems to be concerned enough to write here at avvo about a problem he or she is having in their big toes. My best advice is to take him or her to a podiatrist and find out whether this is anything serious. Besides, he/she is in pain. Sincerely, dr. Fox in ny hope that helps kiddo. Good luck!

Dr. Jack Mutnick Dr. Mutnick
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
13 years in practice
University of Nevada School of Medicine
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Skin itch (no redness) started 2 yrs ago, feet & hands, then scrotum. It comes & goes. Now it itches more, puffy eyes and redness on neck. What is it?

Rash: Might be hives which look like a mosquito bite which are red, raised and intensely itchy. They can pop up on any part of the body. But I don't like the rash spreading to the scrotum. Maybe it should be seen just to be safe.

Dr. Ecaterina Sartina Dr. Sartina
Pediatrics
31 years in practice
State University of New York Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine
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Dr. John Chiu Dr. Chiu
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
53 years in practice
University of Vermont College of Medicine
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Dr. Francine Yep Dr. Yep
Family Medicine
27 years in practice
UC San Francisco School of Medicine
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Dr. Vahe Yetimyan Dr. Yetimyan
General Practice
47 years in practice
University of Istanbul Faculty of Medicine
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I have red bumps/ pimple like on my arms, some on legs and feet. It itches. What's the cause of this?

I have red bumps/ pimple like on my arms, some on legs and feet. It itches. What's the cause of this?

Keratosis pilaris: Rubra. Keratosis pilaris occurs when the human body produces excess amounts of the skin protein keratin, resulting in the formation of small, raised bumps in the skin often with surrounding redness. Harmless. See a dermatologist if concerned.

Dr. David Lipkin Dr. Lipkin
Internal Medicine
48 years in practice
Howard University College of Medicine
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The inside corner and outside area is red and itches. No discharge. Heart Palps, prickles in cheast area, tingly feet (restless leg syndrome feeling)?

The inside corner and outside area is red and itches. No discharge. Heart Palps, prickles in cheast area, tingly feet (restless leg syndrome feeling)?

Need clarification: What area of body is red and itching.? I suspect that some of the symptoms you are concerned about are not related.

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Dr. Kelvin White Dr. White
Family Medicine
29 years in practice
Morehouse School of Medicine
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Red bump on side of foot after sitting barefoot in grass. Slightly larger than mosquito bite and itches. How to treat it? Ice? Drink water? Thx!

Red bump on side of foot after sitting barefoot in grass. Slightly larger than mosquito bite and itches. How to treat it? Ice? Drink water? Thx!

Antibiotic: You probably have some sort of bug or ant bite. You topical antibiotic cream and antibiotic by mouth. A mild steroid cream and oral antihistamine will elo stop itching and irritation.

Dr. Lynne Weixel Dr. Weixel
Clinical Psychology
32 years in practice
University of Connecticut School of Medicine
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My feet are itchy and burning after itching....and knees arms hands feet itches in night more...help me. I got red rashes after 2 days of itching. Tq?

My feet are itchy and burning after itching....and knees arms hands feet itches in night more...help me. I got red rashes after 2 days of itching. Tq?

Clean, don't scratch: Clean the bedding well. Gently clean your body well too and wipe w/ diluted vinegar or witch hazel, etc. Use a hypoallergic lotion too. Take Benadryl (diphenhydramine) as directed. If you still suffer, see a Dr. You might need a lb test and/or a Rx anti-inflammatory. Try hard to not scratch! Avoid infection.

Dr. Phillip Goebel Dr. Goebel
Emergency Medicine
12 years in practice
Oregon Health & Science University School of Medicine
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Son killed an unidentified bug on his arm. Today it's red, golf ball sized bite that itches and is "uncomfortable". Concerned or no?

Son killed an unidentified bug on his arm. Today it's red, golf ball sized bite that itches and is "uncomfortable". Concerned or no?

Large local reaction: This likely not a big problem. Use ice, diphenhydramine, and topical hydrocortisone to treat the swelling and itching. If your son's symptoms spread to other parts of his body, or he complains of difficulty breathing take him in to be seen by a doctor in person.

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Dr. Grace Torres-hodges Dr. Torres-hodges
Podiatry
19 years in practice
New York College of Podiatric Medicine
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I removed a tick about 2 months ago from my ankle and still have a red spot there that itches a little. Could I have a problem with the bite?

I removed a tick about 2 months ago from my ankle and still have a red spot there that itches a little. Could I have a problem with the bite?

Get it checked: Have a podiatrist check that area of your ankle. There can sometimes be a delayed response to a bit, but you may have also been bitten again and/or by something other than a tick.

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Dr. Jordan Steinberg Dr. Steinberg
Podiatry
10 years in practice
New York College of Podiatric Medicine
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Left ankle is very flaky, dry, red and itches ever so often. When I scratch, it becomes very painful and stings to out lotion on. What could it be?

Left ankle is very flaky, dry, red and itches ever so often. When I scratch, it becomes very painful and stings to out lotion on. What could it be?

Ankle: Scaling and itchiness on the ankle or any part of the skin on the body can because by many things. This could be a fungal infection or could be a dermatitis like eczema. You should see your podiatrist for further evaluation.

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