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My son has a bunch of white spots on the bottom of his foot and he says they sting bit don't itch. What is thid?

My son has a bunch of white spots on the bottom of his foot and he says they sting bit don't itch. What is thid?

Allergy: Sounds like an allergy to something he stepped on but clearly if it doesn't resolve please take him to dermatologisist ...Read more

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Sometimes my feet randomly turn a purple/black color with purple spots near my ankles and it's hard to move my toes.?

Sometimes my feet randomly turn a purple/black color with purple spots near my ankles and it's hard to move my toes.?

Specific picture.: Somethings just can't be evaluated without actually seeing the issue at hand. I fear that this is one of them. Randomly occurring skin discolorations are sometimes impossible to explain, let along come up with a treatment plan. I suggest you take a picture of the event and upload it so a visual appreciation can be made. I feel certain that a Healthtap specialist can then help you. ...Read more

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Had an impact injury on foot. When I point my toe downwards hard, and bring it back up, my Achilles tendon in the two spots on both sides hurts bad.

Achilles tendon : Sounds like you injured your achilles tendon. If there is even a small chance of a partial tear, you need to treat this, may need mri, need to immobilize ankle. Se your local podiatrist, don't fool around with an achilles tendon injury (note this is advice only. You must contact your primary care physician or podiatrist for an examination). ...Read more

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Strange rashes on my hands and feet. Got some firm little reddish spots that don't break. Is that hand-foot-mouth?

Strange rashes on my hands and feet. Got some firm little reddish spots that don't break. Is that hand-foot-mouth?

Possibly: Hand-foot-mouth disease is a common viral infection which leads to blisters or red spots on the palms, soles of the feet, and in the mouth. It can be associated with some fever. The condition is self-limited, lasting about a week. The only treatment is symptomatic. Check with your doctor if is continues. ...Read more

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I've had a hard, raised spot on the top of my foot for 2 years. It was the color of my skin but recently turned white. Should I be concerned?

I've had a hard, raised spot on the top of my foot for 2 years. It was the color of my skin but recently turned white. Should I be concerned?

Lost pigment : This means that you have lost the pigment cells. I'm not certain why and your best bet is to discuss with your physician about seeing a dermatologist. It may not be anything dangerous but at this point I can't tell you what I think it is ...Read more

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My daughter has a big hard bump on the side of her foot for about 3 weeks and now she has one on the other foot in the same spot. What could it be?

My daughter has a big hard bump on the side of her foot for about 3 weeks and now she has one on the other foot in the same spot. What could it be?

Hard bump: If it is on the outside or lateral aspect of her foot proximal from the little toe (toward the ankle) it sounds like it is the styloid process of the 5th metatarsal. The enlargement there is the normal shape for that particular bone. If she is having pain or redness or swelling then seek the care of a podiatrist. Good luck! ...Read more

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I have a red ichy hard spot on the bottom of my right foot, and my Left is red and itches, I have no idea what they are but I can barely stand.?

I have a red ichy hard spot on the bottom of my right foot, and my Left is red and itches, I have no idea what they are but I can barely stand.?

Where were you.: If these areas are small and do not cover large areas of the foot, then a combination of a topical antifungal and topical steroid may do the trick.
It is difficult to be certain without actually seeing the skin. ...Read more

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I have a spot on my upper arch of my foot that hurts sometimes, sometimes not. It is a specific area and I find it hard to walk on when it does hurt.?

I have a spot on my upper arch of my foot that hurts sometimes, sometimes not. It is a specific area and I find it hard to walk on when it does hurt.?

Plantar fascitiis: Try taking a water bottle (8oz) and place in freezer and then while sitting role your foot on it. See if that offers some relief. I would wear an arch support as well. If pain persists see the foot doc. ...Read more

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I dropped a block on the top of my foot and the spot that it hit is red and has a hard bump on it that feels like bone. Pain isn't unbearable.important?

I dropped a block on the top of my foot and the spot that it hit is red and has a hard bump on it that feels like bone. Pain isn't unbearable.important?

No: This is either a tiny fracture or bruise. Near bone these calcify. If you feel well otherwise, it is your decision whether to get seen for imaging. If it grows or becomes very painful get seen. ...Read more

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I tripped and top of my foot hit metal shelf hard. There is bruising and a perfect round spot the size of a pencil eraser. I can walk, just sore?

I tripped and top of my foot hit metal shelf hard. There is bruising and a perfect round spot the size of a pencil eraser. I can walk, just sore?

Unclear question: If the site becomes more sore, swollen, larger or has a discharge, that would indicate infection and would require medical attention. For now, you may take a tylenol (acetaminophen) to control the soreness. ...Read more

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Sometimes I have white spots below the ankle on back part that appear and dissapear themselves in some minutes or hours. The other part may become dark?

Sometimes I have white spots below the ankle on back part that appear and dissapear themselves in some minutes or hours. The other part may become dark?

Piezogenic papules: This may be due to a non problematic and noncancerous problem where the fat globules in your foot coagulate and become whitish in appearance. When you are off of your foot, they will dissappear. Nothing to worry about. ...Read more

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Little white spots on my ankles?

Skin plaques. : Probably nothing to be concerned about. Also, probably nothing to do about it. You could see a dermatologist to have it checked out. ...Read more

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Husband 52. Good to great health has dull reddish spots around ankles going up the tib fid a little way. Also, on feet but not heavily?

Husband 52. Good to great health has dull reddish spots around ankles going up the tib fid a little way. Also, on feet but not heavily?

STASIS DERMATITIS: The reddish stippling that developes on middle-aged individuals lower legs and ankles is caused by the pigment left behind when red blood cells break. This happens more frequently when your ankles swell. Crossing your ankles is another common cause. After many years the red turns to a copper color, and the skin can become brittle. Compression stockings can help prevent or slow the progression. ...Read more

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