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Dark Spots On Top Of Toes
Are the soft dark spots on top of my toes corns? And how do I get rid of them? They don't hurt and they're not hard, they're just ugly.
Many small dark brown and red spots on top of feet and toes showed up less than 3 weeks ago. My toes are cold as well. Some heal but leave dots.?
Strange spot on foot my husband had a spot appear on top of his foot the day after returning from mexico (5 days ago). Now it is darker and larger. It started as a light pink spot a little bigger than a quarter (but with assymetrical edges), and now it
One: One condition that I often see from patients returning from mexico is berloque dermatitis which is often from lime juice and sunlight. Look it up on the internet and see if this seems possible. If the size of the area is enlarging you may need to be corncerned about an infection and see you doctor sooner. ...Read more
I had a callus at the top of my foot, it was tough skin and kind of dark. Started apllying corn and callus remover, now its gone but there's a red spot?
Irritation: It is likely that the redness you see is residual irritation from the corn/callus remover. Protect the skin from the sun. Apply a moisturizer and Hydrocortisone and with some time the redness should fade. Should it persist beyond a few weeks seek the advice of a board certified dermatologist in your area. ...Read more
Bitten by leech while in river, top of foot over arch. 1 week later top of foot large red, swollen area. Itchy, dark purple spot at bite. Treatment?
Leech Bite?: It is actually rare to be allergic or to have a reaction to a leech bite. Assuming it was a leech bite, you could have some irritation and itching, but normally should have no further problems if you have good health and no leech allergies. However, if you are experiencing symptoms such as you describe, then you need to seek medical attention as it may be infected. ...Read more
I can not: It is possible you have tight shoes which could cause frictional rubbing or hyperpigmented skin. If this is not the reason you should have it looked at, . ...Read more
I have dark spots on my 2 toes and I'm leaving on Friday on vacation and want to wear sandals. How can I get it off?
Paint Nail Plate?: You may have some bleeding under your nail plate if it is Black. If it is more of a yellow color, It could be fungus. If it is black and the toe is not tender, you will need to be patient an allow it to grow out. If it is yellow, then it is most likely a fungus. If the toe is not tender and you are simply concerned about appearance, then you may want to just paint the nail plate. H ...Read more
I have two dark spots on my big toes (brownish color) - one on each 'knuckle' area of toe. Skin feels slightly rough there;no pain. What is it?
Shoes, Shoes: It certainly sound like you shoes may be responsible. You need better fitting shoes of better fitting feet. ...Read more
I have small brown spots on the tops of my feet and toes. They are no bigger than a pin head. Some are clustered together and others spread out. Help!
Spots on the foot: With spots on the skin it is hard to tell without seeing them. However, use the simple ABCDE test and if anything suspicious see your doctor. A: Asymmetry, can you draw a line in the center and make equal halves. B: Border, are they smooth or jagged. C: Color, is it more than one color? D: Diameter, is it larger than a pencil eraser? E: Elevation, is it raised when you run your finger over ...Read more
I have a few tiny dark spots. Could this be a kind of toe melona/skin cancer, should I be concerned?
It is possible: Have it checked out....Get a more detailed answer ›
The tops of my feet are turning yellow and my toes are turning bright pink with spots of purple. Should I get medical attention now?
Foot Discoloration: I have never seen this pattern before as a practicing podiatrist, so I would definitely recommend you so a podiatrist or dermatologist to start. If the feet are very hot or very cold, I would ask for an emergency visit. If not, while you wait for the appt, try a topical anti-fungal like Lamisil (terbinafine) cream to see if it has any effect. Dr rich blake. ...Read more
I hit my toe nail a year ago and now it has this dark blue color with brown/ yellow spots. A new one is growing beneath it. How long is it going to take?
For big toe: It takes about 1 year for new nail grows out. ...Read more
Right foot 48 F (9 C) hotter than left (IR thermo). Toes swollen, red itching and burning spots on top. Not blue. Frostbite or fungus?
Varies: Multiple potential causes. Frostbite would really be a consideration only if you had sustained severe cold to that extremity. Temperature differences can be caused by an abnormality causing a cool foot, or by causing a warm foot. Cool feet are often related to vascular issues. Warm feet may be vascular, infectious, or inflammatory such as gout. A good exam would give idea about likely cause. ...Read more