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I have two toes on one foot that are very itchy, red and slightly swollen. They are not blistered or cracked. What could it be?

I have two toes on one foot that are very itchy, red and slightly swollen. They are not blistered or cracked. What could it be?

Tinea Pedis: 9 out of 10 times the problem is athletes feet or tinea pedis which is a fungus infection of the skin. Buy an over the counter fungus cream and apply it twice a day between the toes and on the bottom of the feet for 1 week. Rub it in well. If it doesn't improve in a few days or gets worse, see a local podiatrist. ...Read more

Dr. Grace Torres-hodges
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Swollen Ankles (Definition)

Painless swelling of the feet and ankles is a common problem, particularly among older people. Abnormal buildup of fluid in the ankles, feet, and legs ...Read more


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How to get rid of a dry, itchy, swollen, bubbly foot rash?

How to get rid of a dry, itchy, swollen, bubbly foot rash?

Depends: There can be many causes of what you are describing from a type of eczema to a foot fungus. It is important to determine the diagnosis to formulate a treatment plan. This i'd best done itch a clinical exam. ...Read more

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A few months ago, I had athlete's foot. This time its just plain circular patch that's 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 that's 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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Dry soles of feet not itchy, red and swollen, I feel they always look a bit swollen? Why? Have used athletes foot. Still feel puffy hard. Flat feet

Dry soles of feet not itchy, red and swollen, I feel they always look a bit swollen? Why? Have used athletes foot. Still feel puffy hard. Flat feet

I think you are on: The right track thinking that this could be Athlete's Foot. Making sure, probably by seeing a Podiatrist or Foot Specialist, might be your best first step. I can't tell from your question if your soles are also red and swollen or NOT red and swollen. If yes, a rare condition called erythromelalgia might be considered. Consider a Dermatology consult, too. Good wishes:) ...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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Are swollen ankles and feet serious combined w/hep c?

Are swollen ankles and feet serious combined w/hep c?

See below: It could be as it could be a sign of liver compromise. The best thing to do is have this checked and see if this is the case. ...Read more

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How does a doctor determine why you have swollen ankles and feet?

How does a doctor determine why you have swollen ankles and feet?

Many Reasons: There are many different reasons for swelling, and a good history and physical with an internist is very important. Labs and imaging may provide important information for a correct diagnosis. ...Read more

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I have numb fingers, cramped hands, and swollen ankles/feet?

I have numb fingers, cramped hands, and swollen ankles/feet?

Possible arthritis: See your primary care doctor for examination and referral to rhuematologist. ...Read more

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I have red, itchy bites on my legs, ankles, and feet. They hurt and I'm not sure what bite me and now they are swollen. What should I do?

I have red, itchy bites on my legs, ankles, and feet. They hurt and I'm not sure what bite me and now they are swollen. What should I do?

Skin reaction: Many patients can have a skin reaction after getting bitten. Mild swelling, redness and itchiness are somewhat initial normal responses. Occasionally, some patients will have worse reactions due to an allergic response. If you are concerned you should have an exam done with the correct diagnosis and treatment plan! ...Read more

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Swollen ankles all of a sudden. Is it from being on my feet?

Swollen ankles all of a sudden. Is it from being on my feet?

Get diagnosed: It could be from "being on your feet". But there are a number of things that can cause swelling in the ankle. This is a very nonspecific symptom. I recommend that someone swelling in this area should be seen by orthopedic foot and ankle surgeon for a definitive diagnosis so that appropriate treatment can be started. You can find one in your area at www. Aofas. Org. ...Read more

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I've had very painful swollen ankles for about 4 yrs now the more I'm on my feet the worse they become, it is really limiting what I can do.

I've had very painful swollen ankles for about 4 yrs now the more I'm on my feet the worse they become, it is really limiting what I can do.

See Doctor: I agree with others-persistent ankle pain and swelling need evaluation. If you have not had an injury and not of an age to have degenerative arthritic changes you may need a more systemic evaluation. Primary care physician may be place to start with xrays, blood work and a complete physical exam. If appropriate referral to orthopedic specialist I am sure would be made. ...Read more

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What could having a thick red rash from the neck down with swollen ankles and foot discs be a symptom of?

What could having a thick red rash from the neck down with swollen ankles and foot discs be a symptom of?

See below: These symptoms can only be adequately addressed by your doctor in real-time (face-to-face). Only after a thorogh evaluation, possibly including labs and other studies, can he/she determine what's wrong and what to do about it. ...Read more

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Feet, ankles, calves swollen, wear 2+ sizes bigger pants, shoes, like this approx 2yrs, goes up to waist @times. Skin on calves discolored, itchy, bumpy, thic?

Feet, ankles, calves swollen, wear 2+ sizes bigger pants, shoes, like this approx 2yrs, goes up to waist @times. Skin on calves discolored, itchy, bumpy, thic?

Sluggish return.: There is a whole host of conditions that can cause the swelling of the lower extremity. Typically the vascular system is involved, including the venous return. The lymph vessels might also be responsible. To remove all doubt, have your leg evaluated by a vascular specialist. You can certainly begin by consulting with a family practitioner first and then be referred to a specialist. ...Read more

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have swollen ankles top of the foot swollen back of knees feel painful can to much salt cause swelling?

have swollen ankles top of the foot swollen back of knees feel painful can to much salt cause swelling?

Swollen ankles salt?: 39F US notes/asks:
have swollen ankles top of the foot swollen back of knees feel painful can to much salt cause swelling? ANS: need much more detail but most common cause of swollen ankles is eating more salt than your body can get rid of. But pain in back of knees is not part of that. You may have blood clots in legs. See your Dr. Now or do 2nd opinion with me now. ...Read more

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My husband is an alcoholic, he has pain and swollen ankles. He also has broken veins in inner arch of feet and shins. What could this be?

My husband is an alcoholic, he has pain and swollen ankles. He also has broken veins in inner arch of feet and shins. What could this be?

Alcoholic: If you and others are aware that your husband is an alcoholic you must have him taken (or take him yourself) to a doctor who will decide how your husband can be treated.
Husband won't be happy but he must be sent to a facility that will help him control his drinking.
Tough times but critical. ...Read more

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I have swollen feet, ankles and calfs with red marks (not itchy) under the skin, they have been swollen for three weeks and water tabs did nothing?

Lower ext edema: Hi, you need to see a doctor ASAP, it could be as simple as venous stasis due to Varicose veins but infection, kidney problems, heart problems and lung and liver problems should be ruled out.
Feel better soon. ...Read more

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My foot/lower leg is extremely itchy and swollen now that I'm itching! Especially around the ankles! I have taken telfast but the itch is so bad!?

Must: Find the cause of the itching! Could be many things and once correct diagnosis then should be able to treat. Might want to see dermatologist. ...Read more

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Hips down to feet ache/hurt/swollen ankles. Wear mild compression socks to knees. Remove socks about 1-2 hrs symptoms start. Help!! ?

Hips down to feet ache/hurt/swollen ankles. Wear mild compression socks to knees. Remove socks about 1-2 hrs symptoms start. Help!! ?

Maybe: Blood clots are possible and could just be swollen and painful. Best advice is get examined please at the emergency room for an ultrasound. Good luck ...Read more

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I have a itchy, flaky "rash" on the outside of my ankle (for years-treated for psoriasis).& now my lower leg & foot are swollen.& my leg aches.

Psoriatic arthritis: Sorry to hear. There could be many things related or unrelated to your psoriasis. One related cause could be psoriatic arthritic at those joints. However, that inflammatory arthritis is better diagnosed by your rheumatologist. If you don't have one, may be wise to have your medical history, symptoms listed, and get a blood test with diagnostic imaging. Good luck. ...Read more

Dr. Grace Torres-hodges
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Ankle Swelling (Definition)

Ankle swelling or edema around the ankle is fluid in the soft tissue and can have many causes such as injury, vein problems, heart ...Read more