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Under skin red spots on end of big toe. Also have toenail fungus on same toe.

Under skin red spots on end of big toe. Also have toenail fungus on same toe.

Red dots: near toes could be an extension of fungus onto the skin from your toenail. Get some help and see a podiatrist or skin doctor for more clarification and treatment. ...Read more

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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Irritated skin on toes, red bumps, not peeling. Does athlete's foot always peel?

Irritated skin on toes, red bumps, not peeling. Does athlete's foot always peel?

Athletes foot: Depending on the stage of athlete's foot and moisture content the toes can be irritated and appear red or peel with dry skin. ...Read more

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Big toe sore, skin red, squeezed and pus came out side of toe nail. is it a possible ingrown toe nail ? Infection ?

Big toe sore, skin red, squeezed and pus came out side of toe nail. is it a possible ingrown toe nail ? Infection ?

Toe infection: Yes. This is an infection, and it can be from an ingrown nail. Clean the toe. Soak it in sitz bath and see your doctor soon for antibiotics. Wear looser shoes to avoid pressure on the wound. ...Read more

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Little itchy bumps on my big toe. What is it?

Little itchy bumps on my big toe. What is it?

It could be...: Athlete's foot. The best otc medication (in my opinion) is lotrimin (clotrimazole) ultra. Dilute vinegar soaks are good as well. Dry the inside of your shoes by placing them up-side down over an air return vent at home overnight. If this doesn't make things better in a couple days, see a podiatrist. ...Read more

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Itchy blood blister on inside of toe. Athletes foot?

Itchy blood blister on inside of toe. Athletes foot?

Athletes foot : Typically does not cause a blood blister. It could cause a blister with clear fluid in it. It might be simply a blood blister from friction. ...Read more

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Skin dis-colored on feet and ankle no ich?

Skin dis-colored on feet and ankle no ich?

See a doc: While there are many non concerning for this, there are a handful of conditions that should be evaluated and followed by a physician. See a doctor for a complete evaluation and treatment recommendations. ...Read more

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Itchy clustery rash on hands knees elbows and feet that blister wen scratched?

Itchy clustery rash on hands knees elbows and  feet that blister wen scratched?

Psoriasis?: Although it is very difficult to diagnose rashes without actually looking at it. But it sounds like early psoriasis by the distribution and description that you have given. Please consider uploading pictures and consulting a dermatologist here on HealthTap. ...Read more

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Big toe inflamed and itchy with copper colored discharge around toenail.

Big toe inflamed and itchy with copper colored discharge around toenail.

What are you : Waiting for? Go to your local podiatrist. It sounds like your toe is infected...fix it before it falls off. Sounds like you may need a partial nail avulsion and possibly antibiotics. ...Read more

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Itchy bump on side of big toe knuckle and on top of knuckle. Isn't painful, but very itchy and irritated when wear close-toed shoes.

Itchy bump on side of big toe knuckle and on top of knuckle. Isn't painful, but very itchy and irritated when wear close-toed shoes.

Try simple first.: I am not clear as to which knuckle you are describing. It is either the joint in the big toe itself or the joint where the big toe meets the main body of the foot. If the bump becomes worse while wearing a certain shoe style, then change the shoes. This may be the easiest solution. Possibly there is an underlying fungal infection. Try using a topical anti fungal. Have it examined by a doctor. ...Read more

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Pinky toe nail brittle w/ dark streak. Fourth nail flaky, thick, half unattached from nail bed. Big toe thick nail. Taupe or blueish nails. Both feet?

Pinky toe nail brittle w/ dark streak. Fourth nail flaky, thick, half unattached from nail bed. Big toe thick nail. Taupe or blueish nails. Both feet?

See a : Podiatrist or dmatologist among some of the more common problems are fungus, bacteria, subungual keratinization. There are other possibilities but those are the three most common. (Each using different treatments.) ...Read more

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Itchy between toes, hurts to walk, toes may be slightly swollen, skin feels tight, peeling skin with a few wounds between toes and on top of toes. ?

Itchy between toes, hurts to walk, toes may be slightly swollen, skin feels tight, peeling skin with a few wounds between toes and on top of toes. ?

Foot fungus: You most likely have a fungal infection called Athletes foot or tinea pedis. Get some Lamisil (terbinafine) or Lotrimin cream OTC and use it twice daily. Expose your feet to the air by wearing flip flops or sandals. Soak the feet in white vinegar or Epsom salts daily. If it doesn't improve or you see red streaks going up your leg see a doctor immediately. ...Read more

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Why is my big toe swollen and red along nail?

Why is my big toe swollen and red along nail?

Infection: See a podiatrist. You may need a part of the toenail removed to allow for proper drainage. Sometimes, an oral antibiotic may be necessary as well. ...Read more

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Hard painful bump under big toe what is it?

Not sure.: Plantar wart? Have it checked by a podiatrist. ...Read more

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Scalp dermatitis? Flakey skin, big flakes, yellow, scalp-like scab texture. Spread to scrotum, wrists, knees, elbows, bleed when combing, hard to comb

Scalp dermatitis? Flakey skin, big flakes, yellow, scalp-like scab texture. Spread to scrotum, wrists, knees, elbows, bleed when combing, hard to comb

Spreading rash: The location and quality of rash sounds like you have an extensive case of psoriasis. You need tobeunderthe care of a dermatologist, prefably one affiliated with a teaching institution. ...Read more

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A few months ago,I had athlete's foot.This time its just plain circular patch thats cracked, feels dry,red,& itchy skin (top of foot).Is it different?

A few months ago,I had athlete's foot.This time its just plain circular patch thats cracked, feels dry,red,& itchy skin (top of foot).Is it different?

There are different: rashes with different causes. We won't be able to diagnose you with the available information. You would need history, physical examination and often lab tests to accurate assess this. Take care. ...Read more

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I have very dry very itchy skin on just one of my feet. It spreads and sometimes there are small bumps. Also my skin will crack and bleed on that foot?

I have very dry very itchy skin on just one of my feet. It spreads and sometimes there are small bumps. Also my skin will crack and bleed on that foot?

Rash: It's important to have an accurate diagnosis prior to rendering effective treatment. You may have eczema or a fungal infection. One may even need to biopsy to rule out a more serious condition. You should see a Dermatologist for further evaluation and treatment. ...Read more

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Unprotected sex 10 months ago. Dry cough dry itchy skin. Red bumps on thighs. White tongue. Cuts won't heal. Athletes foot. Nail changes Oral hiv neg?

Unprotected sex 10 months ago.  Dry cough dry itchy skin. Red bumps on thighs. White tongue. Cuts won't heal. Athletes foot. Nail changes Oral hiv neg?

HIV: Sounds like you're having some pretty common health annoyances & are worried they're due to HIV. First, the chance of of getting HIV from 1 encounter is very low (1 in 1250 exposures for vaginal penetration). The oral HIV tests are pretty accurate (about 92%) but to be extra sure and give you peace of mind, call your gyn or PCP to get a blood test. It's quick and confidential. Good luck! ...Read more

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Hi doc, had unprotected oral and got pain on big toe on my left leg and itchy rash on my elbows and non itchy red rash on chest. Then got ulcer on lower lip and skin on mouth roof started peeling off. Burning tongue sensation and lumps on mouth roof. Imme

Dr. Al Hegab Dr. Hegab
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Hi doc, had unprotected oral and got pain on big toe on my left leg and itchy rash on my elbows and non itchy red rash on chest. Then got ulcer on lower lip and skin on mouth roof started peeling off. Burning tongue sensation and lumps on mouth roof. Imme

Unrelated symptoms: and sketchy picture, you need to be examined, tell your doctor what you are anxious about, you might need an STD testing, trust your doctor, your information is confidential, good luck ...Read more

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My toe is really itchy. Skin coming off exposing flesh. Oozing fluid.

My toe is really itchy. Skin coming off exposing flesh. Oozing fluid.

Sounds like you: have athletes foot. This is a fungal infection of the skin of the foot. Buy some over the counter anti fungal cream (athletes foot cream) and apply as directed. ...Read more

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Have a non-itchy rash on my big toe?

Have a non-itchy rash on my big toe?

Can't tell online: This needs an in person exam to get an accurate diagnosis. ...Read more

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I've got dirt on the left side of my big toe between the nail and the skin and its itchy. what is the best way of getting it out?

I've got dirt on the left side of my big toe between the nail and the skin and its itchy. what is the best way of getting it out?

Onychomycosis: Fungus conditions can often mimic "dirt" and should be considered. Soaking in an antiseptic soap solution that is tepid (not warm or hot) with soft hydrogen peroxide q-tip removal may help. Including an OTC anti-fungal agent, such as Lamisil (terbinafine) AF, may be used after soaks may help relieve the "itching" sensation. ...Read more

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Right big toe is peeling on top of toe. It has been doing this for a month or so. Its not itchy or anything jus everyday i have dead skin on it.

Right big toe is peeling on top of toe. It has been doing this for a month or so. Its not itchy or anything jus everyday i have dead skin on it.

Could be several thi: It doesn't have to be itchy to be athlete's foot. See a local podiatrist for the right diagnosis as they can biopsy it, but also can sometimes tell what it is from an exam. ...Read more

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I have red skin below big toe nail which is at time itchy and break up when scratched?

I have red skin below big toe nail which is at time itchy and break up when scratched?

You may have a: fungal infection of the skin. Try an antifungal cream like lamisil (terbinafine) on the affected area twice a day for several weeks and see if it improves ...Read more

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I have an unknown itchy rash with blisters under my left foot s toes the dr says its not fungal and they arent sure what it is can you help me ?

Blisters could be : Drained by the doctor and dried out. Sometimes, if not fungal topical steroids are tried. Did the doctor offer you any treatment? If no response to above, a biopsy could always be considered. There are times that vesicular rashes could be caused by virus as well like a shingles on the foot. ...Read more

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Can you tell me what could do for an itchy rash on foot?

Can you tell me what could do for an itchy rash on foot?

Rash: Although it sounds simple , rashes are anything but simple . See your podiatrist for assistance as we cannot see your rash . ...Read more

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I have a dark itchy rash on the top of my foot. What should ido?

I have a dark itchy rash on the top of my foot. What should ido?

1 foot or both?: If 1 foot it is chronic nummular dermatitis which will improve with a prescription steroid cream. It is not contagious and the cream is safe. First the itch will stop, then the color will slowly (months) fade. ...Read more

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My son has an itchy rash on the heel of his foot. What is it ?

My son has an itchy rash on the heel of his foot. What is it ?

Athletes foot: Hard to say for sure without a picture or more complete history but most common cause of an itchy rash in a young man is athletes foot which is a fungal infection of the skin. Try an over the counter spray and make sure to disinfect the shoes and bath and always keep the feet dry. If that fails follow up with his doctor or a podiatrist or dermatologist. ...Read more

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About twice a month I get a very itchy rash on the inside of my foot. What could this be?

About twice a month I get a very itchy rash on the inside of my foot. What could this be?

Fungus or allergy: The two most common reason would be a fungus or an allergy. Luckily, there is a product that would treat both. Ask your doctor for a trial of lotrisone (clotrimazole and betamethasone)...Using this periodically may solve the problem! ...Read more

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Why do I have itchy rash on side of foot after laying in a tanning bed?

Why do I have itchy rash on side of foot after laying in a tanning bed?

Rash: You may have come in contact with a certain type of fungus. Fungus thrives in warm and wet environments and can be passed from person to person. Try over the counter anti-fungals such as lotrimin (clotrimazole). If no relief, contact a podiatrist or dermatologist. ...Read more

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Itchy Rash (Definition)

Most itchy rashes are called eczema or dermatitis. Both are due to ...Read more


Itchy Skin (Definition)

Often pertains to skin that is dry and ...Read more