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Toes go cold&blue/purple when i sit down but return to normal when i stand up/walk for abit. Skin around toes doesn't heal well either.What'stheproblem?

Toes go cold&blue/purple when i sit down but return to normal when i stand up/walk for abit. Skin around toes doesn't heal well either.What'stheproblem?

Vasospasm: This is probably due to some degree of cold intolerance causing peripheral vasospasm or vasoconstriction. As you stimulate the peripheral circulation by walking around the circulation to your toes improves. If you have any other concerns about this observation, consult a vascular surgeon who will check your arteries and veins in your lower extremities. ...Read more

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My toes go purple when i sit down and go really red when i walk. There's no in between. What's my problem?

My toes go purple when i sit down and go really red when i walk. There's no in between. What's my problem?

Discolored Toes: Circulation changes can cause purple toes when you sit from decreased blood flow to the digits and even bright red upon standing or when you walk. Staying hydrated, getting exercise and eating healthy foods are all important to maintaining good circulation. If you are concerned have your family doctor take a look. ...Read more

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I have collagen problem&my toes go purple+blood takes a long time to return.I take nifedipine 5mg every 12 hours.my toes still go cold+blue. what now?

I have collagen problem&my toes go purple+blood takes a long time to return.I take nifedipine 5mg every 12 hours.my toes still go cold+blue. what now?

Keep warm: With collagen vascular issues, toes tend to discolor frequently and capillary refill time is typically delayed. Its important to keep warm socks on as well as a warming blanket over the feet when resting/sleeping. Natural castor oil can be massaged into the digits for increased circulation. Nifedipine also comes in a lotion formulary to do the same. ...Read more

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What would cause your foot to swell and turn the bottom of your foot and your toes purple & go cold & numb & tingle?

What would cause your foot to swell and turn the bottom of your foot and your toes purple & go cold & numb & tingle?

Vascular issue: A vascular issue such as arterioschlerosis or peripheral vascular disease can cause the above symptoms. This happens when an artery becomes occluded and the areas downstream do not receive enough blood/nutrients. Another possibility is raynaud's disease which leads to focal abnormalities in the blood vessels that leads them to have spasms and the symptoms you descibe. You should have a dr. Evaluat. ...Read more

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My big toe had blisters that have turned purple and the skin around it has hardened, and is burning and itching terribly. What is going on?

My big toe had blisters that have turned purple and the skin around it has hardened, and is burning and itching terribly. What is going on?

First off, you don't: Report any medical history. In the event you are diabetic you must see a foot doc. In the event you aren't, still a good idea but often can manage o your own. It is possible the purple is secondary to some blood. If the skin hardened you can file it down with an Emory board. Any open areas cover with a bandage and monitor for infection. ...Read more

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My big toe is swollen and purple and blood and puss is coming out aroud the nail what is going on thare is pain also

You : You might have an infected ingrown toenail. You'll not only need a course of oral antibiotics, but will need to have that piece of nail that's stuck in your skin removed. It's a simple and easy office procedure. No pain, no disability, and you'll feel better immediately. Go see a foot doctor! ...Read more