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Toe pain from scab, what should I do?

Toe pain from scab, what should I do?

Tight shoes?: A scab is a normal part of a healing boo boo. Using antibiotic ointment helps prevent the scab. If you have a scab on your toe and you have pain, it may be because your footwear is too tight in that area. Try wearing loser shoes until the scab goes away. ...Read more

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What do you suggest if my toe burns (after scab came off)?

What do you suggest if my toe burns (after scab came off)?

Apply neosporin plus: It contains lidocaine and would numb the area so that it doesn't burn. ...Read more

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I have ichy bumps and redness on wedges of fingers, toes and scabs on legs, what is this?

I have ichy bumps and redness on wedges of fingers, toes and scabs on legs, what is this?

Scabies?: When someone has very itchy lesions especially at night involving also the webs of the fingers and toes, the bell of scabies rings in my head. On the other hand, scabies usually affects more parts of the body than the lower extremities. I do agree that you need to see a dermatologist but not a podiatrist since your problem is not confined to the feet. ...Read more

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I`m having it difficult trying to deal with a black scab like formation on my right little toe, its rough and painful when I walk. What is this?

I`m having it difficult trying to deal with a black scab like formation on my right little toe, its rough and painful when I walk. What is this?

Hard to say: There are multiple potential causes including a bite, a callus that has bled into it, an infection among others. I would not hesitate to be seen for it. In the meantime, make sure the forefoot of the shoe you are wearing is wide enough to accommodate your foot with pressing unduly on the area. ...Read more

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My toe has a thick scab in between the small and 2nd to last toe. Used to be athletes feet years ago. Now when I wear certain shoes it hurts severely?

My toe has a thick scab in between the small and 2nd to last toe. Used to be athletes feet years ago. Now when I wear certain shoes it hurts severely?

All in the numbers.: The thick scab is more than likely a callus caused by frictional pressure between the fifth (little) and the fourth toes. Normally, the lesser toes have three bones each. On occasion the little toe has only two. When this happens, pressure from the toes bones on opposing toes causes a callus. This can be very painful, aggravated by shoes and verified by x-ray. There are several simple solutions. ...Read more

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Out of nowhere I woke up to1 big red bump on 7 of my toes top knuckle part one of them has scab on it no itch but hurts looks like blisters but solid.

Out of nowhere I woke up to1 big red bump on 7 of my toes top knuckle part one of them has scab on it no itch but hurts looks like blisters but solid.

Shoe gear: It could be multiple causes, but since this is Acute and all 7 toes are affected. The first suspect would be your shoe gear. Did you start wearing different shoes? It could be the socks also. ...Read more

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Hard white scab on foot following diagnosis from cellulitis, please help?

Hard white scab on foot following diagnosis from cellulitis, please help?

Consult: With a surgeon. What you are describing might be eschar, or dead skin, which might require surgical removal. ...Read more

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Scabs on diabetic foot - how to treat them?

Scabs on diabetic foot - how to treat them?

See a doctor: With diabetes, your feet are at a higher risk for infections and poor healing. Do not treat the scabs yourself. See a podiatrist for diabetic foot care. ...Read more

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I have accidentally created a half-inch-long, dark purple scab on my foot by picking at it. It does not seem too severe. Should I let it be as it is? I don't want to resort to surgery.

I have accidentally created a half-inch-long, dark purple scab on my foot by picking at it. It does not seem too severe. Should I let it be as it is? I don't want to resort to surgery.

Scar: Make sure the scar edges are healing nicely, and there is no swelling or redness developing. I would place neosporin on the wound twice a day, for about a week. This will prevent infection. I also recommend that you don't walk barefoot, as you can obtain an infection from something aquired on the ground, or floor. ...Read more

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Hard white scab on foot following diagnosis of cellulitis... Not eschar or dead skin because very hard to touch and bend and pure white, help please?

Hard white scab on foot following diagnosis of cellulitis... Not eschar or dead skin because very hard to touch and bend and pure white, help please?

Calcinosis a suspici: This may be calcinosis. Sometimes the body lays calcium down after inflammation.

Depending on the location this could also be very thick tissue and what is called a "porcelain scar."your physician will evaluate you and can do testing to clarify your question. ...Read more

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What can I do to treat it? It's painful. I scratched the top of my foot during my sleep and woke up with a open sore. It now has a scab with redness around it.

What can I do to treat it? It's painful. I scratched the top of my foot during my sleep and woke up with a open sore. It now has a scab with redness around it.

Wound treatment: Simple wound care includes cleansing the wounded area with soap and water daily. Apply antibiotic ointment and a sterile dressing to the area daily after cleansing. If the redness worsens, you should see your podiatrist for treatment of possible infection. ...Read more

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I've had this blister/scab on the top of my foot for a few days from shoes and now it's inflamed and has pus. Should I be worried?

I've had this blister/scab on the top of my foot for a few days from shoes and now it's inflamed and has pus. Should I be worried?

See you doctor: If there is pus coming from the wound, have it evaluated for possible oral antibiotic therapy. Local wound care can be provided as well. ...Read more

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I have a small circular scab on side of my foot for a while, I picked it off &theres a chunk missing with red dot present. Could it be skin cancer?

I have a small circular scab on side of my foot for a while, I picked it off &theres a chunk missing with red dot present. Could it be skin cancer?

Need more info: It is unlikely to be skin cancer. Did you hurt that site? Was it subject to constant rubbing from shoes or something else? For now watchful waiting is appropriate. If the lesion does not bleed, ulcerate, become foul smelling or has a discharge, you may give it time to heal.
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Got bitten by something on back of ankle 24 hrs ago looked like mosquito bite, now has weird scab very swollen and red rash spreading around foot..

Got bitten by something on back of ankle 24 hrs ago looked like mosquito bite, now has weird scab very swollen and red rash spreading around foot..

Spider bite: Sounds like a spider bite. I am not sure what types of spiders are common or poisonous in Australlia. If poisonous spiders are common around your town, I would visit the doctor. If you experience severe pain, abdominal cramping, or the bite site begins to open up like a wound, immediately go to the hospital. ...Read more

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I am concerned over isolated spots appearing over my body for the last 2 weeks (foot, legs, arms, hip, nose). They look like inset bites but then scab without me picking them and can be veru itchy at times. I have also been very tired?

I am concerned over isolated spots appearing over my body for the last 2 weeks (foot, legs, arms, hip, nose). They look like inset bites but then scab without me picking them and can be veru itchy at times. I have also been very tired?

We won't be able: To determine the cause of these symptoms via this forum. I do recommend that you have this medically evaluated - especially in the light of significant fatigue. ...Read more

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How to remove corns off toes?

How to remove corns off toes?

Relieve Pressure: Corns and calluses are a result if increase pressure and friction on toes and feet. There are a number of gentle skin softening products available otc that help, along with non-medicated padding. Adjusting and altering shoes to relieve pressure spots helps too. See you pcp or podiatrist for a thorough evaluation. Healthy feet. Dr.H. ...Read more

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How do you remove corns that are on your pinky toes?

How do you remove corns that are on your pinky toes?

Corns: Can be filed down at home. Once they are under control, you can use a foam or silicone toe spacer or sleeve to delay the problem from recurring. These can be purchased at a drugstore. Also wear wider shoes. Avoid "corn remover pads" as they usually contain salicylic acid which can irritate the area. If you have numbness in the feet, over the counter corn remover acids should never be used. ...Read more

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Why would you have to have a granuloma on you're toe removed?

Granuloma on toe: It is common to see granuloma around nail folds, especially in people with ingrown toenails, as this is the way the body reacts. When you removed the ingrown toenail you would removed this granular tissue. ...Read more

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What can I do to remove these blisters on my toes?

What can I do to remove these blisters on my toes?

They may be: Secondary to fungus in which case you would apply an antifungal, if from friction, eliminate the friction and drain the blister, there are other etiologies, so it all depends on the cause of the blister as can be seen from the examples above. ...Read more

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How do I remove a painful callus underneath my toe?

How do I remove a painful callus underneath my toe?

You can: Try a medium coarse file. I suggest you see a podiatrist. ...Read more

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Have a corn between pinky toe, how do I remove it?

Have a corn between pinky toe, how do I remove it?

Corn: As said there are topical treatments. These work temporarily and really are for the vascular compromised patient that cannot have surgery. The way to go is a simple in-office procedure to remove the offending portion of bone. See your podiatrist. ...Read more

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What should I do to remove the blisters on my toes?

What should I do to remove the blisters on my toes?

Blisters: What is causing those blisters? I recommend that you see a podiatrist who can do a history and physical exam and then make a diagnosis for the proper treatment. ...Read more

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What to do to remove the black marks on the toe fingers?

What to do to remove the black marks on the toe fingers?

Depends: On what they are. It could be anything from a melanoma to a nevi. See dermatologist or podiatrist. ...Read more

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How long does it take for intrasite gel to remove necrotic tissue from tip of toe?

How long does it take for intrasite gel to remove necrotic tissue from tip of toe?

Extent of necrosis: Debridement ointments are limited to the extent that they can penetrate tissue. My rule of thumb has been to use sharp debridement to enhance penetration of such ointments. Sharp debridement is always the most important method in wound care, but that is up to your physician. ...Read more

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What is best way to remove corns from between toes? I shave it down but it keeps coming back. Any suggestions?

What is best way to remove corns from between toes? I shave it down but it keeps coming back. Any suggestions?

Corns: Corns are skin growth over areas of increased friction. Most corns can be removed by using corn remover (salicylic acid) and leaving over night, followed by removal of dead skin with a pumice stone. This can take a couple of weeks of every night treatment. Alternatively, they can be removed surgically. ...Read more

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I painted my toes and don't know how far along I am didn't know it could be harmful should I remove the nail polish?

Nail Polish: There have been no reported incidents of any adverse effects on the outcome of a healthy pregnancy due to manicures or pedicures. But fda reports show that chemicals in nail polish can cause rashes, and poisoning if ingested. ...Read more

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There is swelling in left toe but no pain and I have gout with uwric acid level 5.8.How to remove or cure the swelling? Please reply

There is swelling in left toe but no pain and I have gout with uwric acid level 5.8.How to remove or cure the swelling? Please reply

Anti inflammatories: Acute gout causes swelling and pain in a joint like the big toe. It is common for docs to treat it with a med like indomethacin (a prescription NSAID). Chronic gout can cause uric acid deposits in joints to develop called tophi. These are not often painful but can cause swelling in joints that don't resolve right away. Talk to your doc to discuss these issues and treatment options. ...Read more