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What might cause painful, itchy bumps on the toes?

What might cause painful, itchy bumps on the toes?

Fungal disease: Itchy, painful bumps on the toes may be caused by a fungal disease. You may also have contact dermatitis. See a podiatrist for evaluation, possible culture, and treatment with medication. In the meantime, keep your feet dry, allow them some sunshine and air, and try zeasorb powder in your shoes to absorb moisture. ...Read more

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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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What could cause swollen, red, painful, and sometimes itchy toes only in the winter season?

What could cause swollen, red, painful, and sometimes itchy toes only in the winter season?

Erythromelagia?: This is characterized by burning pain and warmth and redness of the extremities. Although your description does not completely match what is considered erythromelagia this is the characteristic description. Itchy toes always make one think of fungus infection - athletes foot. In winter wearing heavier shoes and boots may be involved, or else you are allergic to your winter boots. ...Read more

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Red/purple blemish on sole of mother's foot, (48 yrs) About 7mm not painful or itchy, no history of skin cancer what benign condition could cause this?

Red/purple blemish on sole of mother's foot, (48 yrs) About 7mm not painful or itchy, no history of skin cancer what benign condition could cause this?

Depends: A photo would be helpful... this description could be a number of things and it is difficult to say without seeing it. Common benign lesions on the bottom of the foot are warts, calluses, clogged sweat glands, foreign bodies, abscess, moles and blisters. ...Read more

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I have a bump on my toe and it is very itchy what could cause this?

I have a bump on my toe and it is very itchy what could cause this?

Without seeing: Not east to diagnose. Is it on the top? The side between the toes? Is the skin normal in appearance? Is the bump on the skin? Below the skin? The more you tell the better answer we can give. ...Read more

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What causes itchiness in between my toes of my right foot?

What causes itchiness in between my toes of my right foot?

It depends: Usually this is due to a fungal infection but there are several other causes as well. You may need an antifungal or possibly a skin scraping to confirm the actual cause. You should see a podiatrist. ...Read more

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What can cause itchy, red toes after trying on shoes?

What can cause itchy, red toes after trying on shoes?

Several things: If the itching starts fairly soon after you tried on the shoe, it's probably an allergic reaction to something in the shoe, like a die. If the itching is associated with a flaking rash and begins a couple of days later, you may have picked up a fungus (athlete's foot). Needless to say, always wear socks when trying on strange shoes. ...Read more

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I have three tiny red bumps on my smaller toes, one on each. They are not painful or itchy, they're just ugly. I have no clue what they are... Do you?

I have three tiny red bumps on my smaller toes, one on each. They are not painful or itchy, they're just ugly. I have no clue what they are... Do you?

Possible Common Wart: It could be a viral infection caused by human pappiloma virus type 1 & 2. These lesions are mostly located on hands and feet. The virus could be transmitted from one person to another. Most of these lesions could be observed and they regress spontaneously. Liquid nitrogen are often used to freeze these lesions, but it could be painful and harm the skin if not done by trained professionals. ...Read more

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I have reoccurring hard, painful lumps under my skin on a few fingers and toes for the last year. They are not itchy and about 0.5-1 CM in diameter. ?

I have reoccurring hard, painful lumps under my skin on a few fingers and toes for the last year.  They are not itchy and about 0.5-1 CM in diameter. ?

It could just be: scar or fibrous tissue, cyst,viral infection etc. Your primary Dr or Dermatologist can give you a definitive diagnosis. Best wishes! http://www.webmd.com/skin-problems-and-treatments/guide/cysts-lumps-bumps ...Read more

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Red, painful, itchy spot on toes? They've been there for a few weeks and they peel every so often. What is it and how do I get rid of it?

Sounds like a fungus: Try using some off the shelf antifungal such as lortomin af, if no help in 7-10 days see a podiatrist or dermatologist. ...Read more

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One tiny white bump on my little toe. Is slightly itchy, slightly painful when I rub it. It has a firm white covering. Something to worry about?

One tiny white bump on my little toe. Is slightly itchy, slightly painful when I rub it. It has a firm white covering. Something to worry about?

What me worry?: Think of how long that bump has been there. If it has been developing over some time, then most likely it is one of several types of callous. If not to long, then consider a wart. If on the other hand (foot), it happened quickly, Consider an insect bite, sting or even a foreign body. Try soaking it in a warm salt solution over several days. If symptoms do not subside, then best to have I examined. ...Read more

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I stepped on something a week ago and it caused an intense burning pain and now I have an itchy swollen bump on my toe?

Stinging Pain.: You description sounds as though you have been stung, injected or otherwise bitten by a critter. A typical foreign body usually does not have "intense burning" as an immediate result. While your waiting for the appointment to the doctor, try applying moist heat for a while. You can also try cold application, just to see which works better. ...Read more

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