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I stepped in dirty rain water and my toes turned bright red and a bit swollen and are itchy. Do you know whay happened?

I stepped in dirty rain water and my toes turned bright red and a bit swollen and are itchy. Do you know whay happened?

Immersion: The skin is soaked and needs to dry out. It could laso be reaction to color of shoe. A peeling cream containing urea combined with a topical steroid will remove the dead skin and calm the inflammation. Fungus can develop under these conditions especially between the toes and at the end of the nails. If it begins to deelop a topical antifungal cream should e added. ...Read more

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Toes are the digits at the ends of the feet, most people have 10 and they normally ...Read more


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I noticed the toe next to my pinky toe has become very swollen itchy and red, the itch has spread to my ankles. What do I do? I don't know what bit me.

I noticed the toe next to my pinky toe has become very swollen itchy and red, the itch has spread to my ankles. What do I do? I don't know what bit me.

Itch: Sorry about your foot. Please have someone take you to the nearest Emergency facility. They will take your history, examine you, and likely order lab studies. Your swollen ankle may also require you to see a foot specialist as soon as possible.
Hope all goes well. Please keep me posted if possible. ...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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Stepped on a toothpick, foot is swollen, itchy and red. Should I go to a dr?

Stepped on a toothpick, foot is swollen, itchy and red. Should I go to a dr?

Yes indeed: All signs that an infection is developing. This would mean immediate attention. Entrance wounds need to be cleansed and drained. Antibiotics are required to eradicate punter wound infections. Other consideration are the amount of time since injury and tetanus shot status. ...Read more

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The very tip of my second toe is swollen and red. It’s not itchy, or overly painful. It’s on the very tip, not the top or underside. Nail looks normal?

The very tip of my second toe is swollen and red. It’s not itchy, or overly painful. It’s on the very tip, not the top or underside. Nail looks normal?

Toe swelling: It seems that you should have it evaluated by a medical professional. This could be caused by a number of things ranging from fracture to infection or even circulatory issue. You may need an xray and other various tests. Get it checked out. Be safe! ...Read more

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On winter my fingers and or my toes are getting swollen red and itchy. What can be the problem?

On winter my fingers and or my toes are getting swollen red and itchy. What can be the problem?

Raynaud's phenomenon: This problem could be caused by many things but it sounds like Raynaud's phenomenon which is a problem with the circulation in the fingers. I recommend you see your doctor about it when it happens. ...Read more

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Toes are swollen and purply, red colour. Rest of feet normal colour but swollen. Spots inbetween/under toes. Sometimes gets hot and itchy. Help?

Toes are swollen and purply, red colour. Rest of feet normal colour but swollen. Spots inbetween/under toes. Sometimes gets hot and itchy. Help?

Athlete's foot: From the sounds of your symptoms, especially the itching may indicate a fungal infection which refers to "Athlete's foot" When there is an inflammation of the skin it can discolor and usually becomes itchy. This can and does cause the toes to swell as well of the rest of the foot to swell. There are topicals that work rather well for this. The generic name is Terbinafine. ...Read more

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What could cause swollen, red, painful, and sometimes itchy toes only in the winter season?

What could cause swollen, red, painful, and sometimes itchy toes only in the winter season?

Erythromelagia?: This is characterized by burning pain and warmth and redness of the extremities. Although your description does not completely match what is considered erythromelagia this is the characteristic description. Itchy toes always make one think of fungus infection - athletes foot. In winter wearing heavier shoes and boots may be involved, or else you are allergic to your winter boots. ...Read more

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Why are my toes swollen, itchy, red, and bruised?

Why are my toes swollen, itchy, red, and bruised?

Tinea Pedis...: Or athletes foot is most likely. Keep the feet dry and out of shoes as much as you can and apply an otc anti fungal for 4 weeks. If it gets worse, see a podiatrist ...Read more

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Right toe swollen itchy sometimes numb to and red?

Right toe swollen itchy sometimes numb to and red?

Numerous causes: See your friendly neighborhood podiatrist to determine the source and remedy of your problem which be infection, arthritis, dermatitis or others. ...Read more

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Red itchy swollen big toe. How to treat this quickly?

Red itchy swollen big toe. How to treat this quickly?

Antifungal cream: It could be a fungal infection. You could try an otc antifungal cream. However, if your toe is red and swollen, it could be a bacterial infection and you would need to see your podiatrist. ...Read more

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I've a swollen red and itchy pinky toe for the past few days. Do u know what this could be?

I've a swollen red and itchy pinky toe for the past few days. Do u know what this could be?

Many things: This problem can only be solved by seeing your doctor and being evaluated face-to-face. After a thorough examination, your doctor should be able to tell you what's wrong and what to do about it. ...Read more

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Toes are itchy, shiny spots on them, some are red in spots. Both little toes are red/ swollen. Tried AF treatment with no success. Not AF??

Tinea pedis: Sounds like tinea pedis (athlete's foot). AF? Anti-fungal? Try some clotrimazole cream in between toes. Just the little toes? Make sure there's no cracks in crease of toes which could be trench foot. Powder might help. Keep dry. ...Read more

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Need help docs! My 3 most left toes on my left foot are red swollen and itchy. Why?

Need help docs! My 3 most left toes on my left foot are red swollen and itchy. Why?

See a foot doc: You could have an infection which developed from athletes foot. There are other possibilities as well which is why an exam is prudent, . ...Read more

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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

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I was stung by a bee yesterday on my toe. The toe is still swollen, red, itchy and also numb. Anything I can do?

Yes.: The redness and swelling are part of the bodies reaction to the bee sting. The histamine reaction and swelling of the toe are likely the reason for the pressure on the nerve and numbness you are feeling. Ice and elevation will help as well as an antihistamine (ie. OTC Benedryl). Give this a day or two and if it does not begin to resolve follow up with the foot doc. ...Read more

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Toes red itchy and swollen on left foot from playing tennis. What's best home remedy for this?

Toes red itchy and swollen on left foot from playing tennis. What's best home remedy for this?

Ice and a topical: Antifungal but if no improvement see a foot doc.
I would make sure your sneakers are the correct size as well. ...Read more

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1 of my fingers + 2 of my toes have been red, itchy and swollen for a few days. I also couldn't stop sneezing for an entire day. Allergies or what?

1 of my fingers + 2 of my toes have been red, itchy and swollen for a few days. I also couldn't stop sneezing for an entire day. Allergies or what?

Unrelated: Although these conditions may be from allergies, they are not related. The finger and toe problem may be from an allergic contact reaction to contact agents but the nose more likely from airborne allergens. If the fingers and toe issues are not helped by topical Hydrocortisone cream, you need to see your doctor. As for the sneezing, talk to your doctor about it. ...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?

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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I got a number of mosquito bites on my feet last night. Along with the red, itchy bumps, both my feet are swollen, and it hurts to curl my toes.?

I got a number of mosquito bites on my feet last night. Along with the red, itchy bumps, both my feet are swollen, and it hurts to curl my toes.?

Mosquito bites: Would try some benedryl as may have an allergic reaction form all the bites. May als oneed antibiotics for cellultis (infection) Also would follow up with doc and consider testing for West Nile and even Zika even though Zika has not yet been found that far north. F/u w/ doc ...Read more

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I have a very sore little toe on my left foot. Its very red, sensitive to touch, itchy and rather swollen. I am unsure as to what it is?

Infection: A toe that is red and swollen is concerning for infection. This can happen when an athlete's foot infection between the toes causes an open wound which then gets infected with bacteria. Have it checked by a podiatrist promptly. ...Read more