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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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Itch (Definition)

An itch is an irritating sensation that causes one to have the urge ...Read more