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Causes Of Itchy Swollen My Toe
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
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
Stay warm and dry: Chilblains can be prevented by keeping your feet warm and dry. Sometimes Hydrocortisone 1% cream can be used if the skin is itchy and irratated. It is important to find a brand of socks that do not make your feet sweat because the moisture is problematic. A brand that I highly recommend is smartwool. ...Read more
My toes are swollen, itchy and hurt when I walk. What could this be and what should be done about it?
Sounds like: Infection of some type: either severe athletes foot or allaergic reaction. Often a secondary bacterial infection can also be present in either case. ...Read more
Up to you: Wearing an open sandal may help to dry out the area if it is moist. I would start to use a topical antifungal to the area to see if you can rid of it. ...Read more
Many things: This problem can only be solved by seeing your doctor and being evaluated face-to-face. After a thorough examination, your doctor should be able to tell you what's wrong and what to do about it. ...Read more
Toes are swollen and purply, red colour. The rest of the feet are normal colour but swollen. Sometimes gets really hot and itchy. Help?
It may be: Infected. If this continues - consider consultation with a podiatrist or your physician. Take care. ...Read more
I stepped in dirty rain water and my toes turned bright red and a bit swollen and are itchy. Do you know whay happened?
Immersion: The skin is soaked and needs to dry out. It could laso be reaction to color of shoe. A peeling cream containing urea combined with a topical steroid will remove the dead skin and calm the inflammation. Fungus can develop under these conditions especially between the toes and at the end of the nails. If it begins to deelop a topical antifungal cream should e added. ...Read more
My pinky toe is swollen, itchy, and painful. I went into the weeds and today it's been swelling more. What could this be?
Toes are swollen and purply, red colour. Rest of feet normal colour but swollen. Spots inbetween/under toes. Sometimes gets hot and itchy. Help?
Athlete's foot: From the sounds of your symptoms, especially the itching may indicate a fungal infection which refers to "Athlete's foot" When there is an inflammation of the skin it can discolor and usually becomes itchy. This can and does cause the toes to swell as well of the rest of the foot to swell. There are topicals that work rather well for this. The generic name is Terbinafine. ...Read more
I noticed the toe next to my pinky toe has become very swollen itchy and red, the itch has spread to my ankles. What do I do? I don't know what bit me.
Sorry about your foot. Please have someone take you to the nearest Emergency facility. They will take your history, examine you, and likely order lab studies. Your swollen ankle may also require you to see a foot specialist as soon as possible.
Hope all goes well. Please keep me posted if possible. ...Read more
4 days ago, a metal clipboard fell on my toe its still slightly swollen, bruised & starting to get itchy w/ limited bending pain w/ prolonged standing
Clipboard: As long as there was no break in the skin and the toe did not change in position this sounds normal. It may take up to 4 weeks for the swelling to resolve. If symptoms continue after 4 weeks seek medical attention. ...Read more
One of my toes has been extremely itchy, swollen and hurts when I try to bend. Tried Benadryl (diphenhydramine) anti itch and few others. Not a bug bite, what is it?
Tinea pedis: The most common problem that this might be is athlete's foot with a bacterial infection on top of it (a superinfection). Please see your neighborhood podiatrist for accurate diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more
See a foot doc: You could have an infection which developed from athletes foot. There are other possibilities as well which is why an exam is prudent, . ...Read more
My second toe has been swollen, red and itchy for the last three days. Specifically the top bulb to knuckle. What could it be?
Infection: I recommend going to a clinc to make sure it is not infected. ...Read more