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Toes (Definition)

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


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The top of my big toe itches off and on and I scratch until it eventually causes a blister any idea its always the same toe?

The top of my big toe itches off and on and I scratch until it eventually causes a blister any idea its always the same toe?

Toe itch: This could very well be a fungal infection that is causing the itch which you scratch till the blister forms. I would try a topical antifungal cream and a powder ans see if that helps. ...Read more

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There is a circle rash on my big toe. It itches and has been there for over six weeks now. What should I do?

There is a circle rash on my big toe. It itches and has been there for over six weeks now. What should I do?

Fungus/dermatitis: Could be either one, depending on your history and physical examination. Is it any where else on your body? Any environmental factors etc. See a podiatrist for prper diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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Why does the inside of my big toe joint itch a lot?

Why does the inside of my big toe joint itch a lot?

Fungal infection: Perhaps this is a fungal infection of the toes. Is the itching worse after wearing socks & shoes for several hours? Is it worse at the end of the day (assuming you work daytime hours)? Any redness, irritation, peeling skin? It doesn't have to have a foul odor. If yes to most of these questions, consider a fungal infection. Try some otc remedies first. If no improvement, see a podiatrist. ...Read more

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I have a purple spot onmy big toe. It itched badly the first day but hasn't since. It is not painful. I'm also diabetic.

I have a purple spot onmy big toe. It itched badly the first day but hasn't since. It is not painful. I'm also diabetic.

Diabetic: I tell all my diabetic patients no matter how minor you may think it is always get it checked because its possible to lead to something much more serious. ...Read more

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MY big toes have started itching. It isn't just one big toe on one foot- they both itchy at some point but not together. No rash, discolour. Just itch?

MY big toes have started itching. It isn't just one big toe on one foot- they both itchy at some point but not together. No rash, discolour. Just itch?

Life's an itch.: There doesn't necessarily have to be a rash or discoloration in the early stages of athlete's foot. Itching could be the only symptom at first. Having said that, I would try to relieve the itching first. Topical cortisone cream might just be the ticket. If a rash should develop later, then a topical antifungal can be used. ...Read more

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Do I have athletes foot the side of my big toe was burning itching and red now its peeling with hard dry skin n red underneath my third toe peels als?

Do I have athletes foot the side of my big toe was burning itching and red now its peeling with hard dry skin n red underneath my third toe peels als?

Likely: It is probably fungal (athlete's foot). Sometimes there is also bacterial infection. Use some OTC creams and keep toe webs and feet dry. ...Read more

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Hi my big toe will not stop itching its just on the top of my toe hall a round the nail it is since I had my in growing toenail done last year it jus?

Hi my big toe will not stop itching its just on the top of my toe hall a round the nail it is since I had my in growing toenail done last year it jus?

Fungus: I'd be suspicious that you have a superficial fungal infection. It doubt it's related to an ingrown toenail (with removal?) last year. There are many over the counter treatments - look for an antifungal cream like clotrimazole or lamisil (terbinafine). ...Read more

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What is the remedy for dry big toes? Doesn't itch, just dry.

What is the remedy for dry big toes? Doesn't itch, just dry.

Moisturizing lotions: I like water-based moisturizing lotions. My favorites are dml lotion and dml forte cream. These are water based, and don't have any fragrences or colorings that could cause skin irritations.

http://www. Personandcovey. Com/productdetail. Asp? Productid=19. ...Read more

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I have alot swelling in my big toe, with some itch. Red under skin.

I have alot swelling in my big toe, with some itch. Red under skin.

Toe inflammation: This may be inflammation due to an infection around the toenail (paronychia). Gout or other types of arthritis are possibilities unless it's an injury. See your Physician for evaluation and tr eatment if simple warm soaks Don't help. ...Read more

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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: 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! ...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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I get painfully intense itch only on the middle toe of each foot. If the toe is dry, it is okay, but if it is sweaty, it itches. Its likeath-ft but it never spreads, always on the same toes. Theath-ft medicines are useless. Sometimes it is so badthat I wis

I get painfully intense itch only on the middle toe of each foot. If the toe is dry, it is okay, but if it is sweaty, it itches. Its likeath-ft but it never spreads, always on the same toes. Theath-ft medicines are useless. Sometimes it is so badthat I wis

Hard to say: I'm sorry to hear about your predicament. Even though you don't have insurance, there are urgent care clinics that could see you! I had a patient with a similar history as you. There was a rash on the affected skin - like tiny blisters under the skin: her condition was disyhdrotic eczema, and it was relieved with prescription steroid cream, and keeping the feet dry. ...Read more

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A wasp stung me on toe swollen whole foot up. Am I allgera to the wasp it itches bad.

A wasp stung me on toe swollen whole foot up. Am I allgera to the wasp it itches bad.

Wasp stings: When you are stung by a wasp the insect injects venom into you. Most people will have pain, itching and swelling. If you have shortness of breath or tongue swelling, then it is a severe allergy that needs assistance. Er visit for the present and an epi pen for the future. For routine care, scrape the stinger out and place ice on the wound. Benadryl (diphenhydramine) or a like antihistamine can help with itch. ...Read more

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The inner side of my pinky toe on my right foot is swollen and white. It hurts and itches but no sign of pus. Thoughts?

The inner side of my pinky toe on my right foot is swollen and white. It hurts and itches but no sign of pus. Thoughts?

It could be fungus: Tinea pedis (athlete's foot) is commonly encountered between the toes. The white discoloration might be moist skin, which is conducive to infection. Try a topical antifungal and use it as directed. If it is not better consult with a podiatrist or dermatologist. ...Read more

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What could it mean when your foot itches?

What could it mean when your foot itches?

Sweating, fungus: It could be only sweaty feet or it could be the start of athletes foot or a case of eczema. If there is no visible rash, wear cotton socks and try ab sorbent foot powder labelled af for antifungal. ...Read more

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My right foot feels very dry, gets really hot at night and itches.?

My right foot feels very dry, gets really hot at night and itches.?

Is it dry?: If it is that would explain the itching. Does it get hot or just feel hot? There is a difference. You may have a nerve problem if the temp is not really hot but just feels hot, similiarly if it itches and there is no dryness.... ...Read more

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It started off as what looked like athletes foot. It spread a bit but started going away. It comes back now n then and itches really bad. What to do?

It started off as what looked like athletes foot. It spread a bit but started going away. It comes back now n then and itches really bad. What to do?

Two Weeks.: You said nothing about treating it already, so I'm under the impression you didn't. Begin by trying an OTC type anti fungal topical. There are many at the local drug store. If you need help, ask the pharmacist. If there is any doubt that this is not a fungal infection and possibly some other problem, then, see your doctor. You can mix in a little cortisone cream for the severe itching. ...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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Bottom if foot itches all the time only right one?

Bottom if foot itches all the time only right one?

Fungus, neuropathy: Or other types of dermatitis. Is there any sign of inflammation or scaling of skin? If this persists, see physician for diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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Foot itches internally, no rashes, is this a nerve pinch?

Foot itches internally, no rashes, is this a nerve pinch?

See a dermatologist: It is difficult to make a proper diagnosis since I am not there to see the condition. I recommend seeing a dermatologist so that they can make a proper diagnosis and give you something to get rid of the condition or relieve symptoms. ...Read more

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My left foot itches as soon as I take my trainers off what Will stop it?

My left foot itches as soon as I take my trainers off what Will stop it?

Diagnosing it and TX: Get a diagnosis, then treat it. (For example if a fungus, there are meds for that, etc). ...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!??!?!

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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Vein on top of foot and it itches really bad.?

Vein on top of foot and it itches really bad.?

Foot Veins.: Foot veins can be treated by either removal through micro incisions (microphlebectomy) or sclerotherapy. This can be done safely but you should see someone with experience in treating foot veins. See a vein specialist. ...Read more

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Itch (Definition)

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