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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.

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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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