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Foot Redness (Definition)

Erythema of lower ...Read more


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How to cover up athletes foot redness?

How to cover up athletes foot redness?

Treat it: The redness should go away as it is treated. If it does not, perhaps another medication might be in order or perhaps it is not athlete's feet, but instead some kind of dermatitis. If you have been treating your feet for more than two weeks with a medication, and the redness has not subsided, than it is time to see your doctor. ...Read more

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I am experiencing foot itching. The following also describes me: Foot redness. What should I do?

I am experiencing  foot itching. The following also describes me: Foot redness. What should I do?

Athletes foot : Most likely athletes foot fungus but can be contact dermatitis. If just red then wash well and moisturizer. If there is a flaky rash then try OTC Lamisil cream for a few days. If no better then try OTC cortisone cream. If that doesn't help see a podiatrist or dermatologist ...Read more

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How long can I wait with foot redness to see if it goes away without seeing a doctor?

How long can I wait with foot redness to see if it goes away without seeing a doctor?

Extent? Pain?: If it infection it is best to see physician early because walking will become difficult.Redness can be sign of infection, trauma, allergic reaction and needs to be seen to determine appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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I am experiencing foot itching and foot pain. The following also describes me: Foot redness. What should I do?

I am experiencing  foot itching and foot pain. The following also describes me: Foot redness. What should I do?

Be evaluated.: Possibilities for what you describe include infection, gout, arthritis or effects of trauma. For these possibilities, and evaluation of the foot would be a wise idea. ...Read more

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I am experiencing foot pain, foot swelling, bursitis and foot redness. i have sore feet after a hard day of college classes is it my dress shoes i wr?

I am experiencing  foot pain, foot swelling, bursitis and foot redness. i have sore feet after a hard day of college classes is it my dress shoes i wr?

Do easiest first.: There is a whole host of possible reasons why you are experiencing foot pain and swelling. Without question, improperly fitting shoes is a distinct possibility and at the top of the list. Why not test your theory and stop wearing your dress shoes for a while. I have a feeling that relief is at hand. ...Read more

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I am experiencing foot itching and toe inflammation. The following also describe me: Foot redness, Toe swelling, and Skin rash. What should I do? It has been itching since last night. I went hiking but no one else got itchy feet.

I am experiencing  foot itching and toe inflammation. The following also describe me: Foot redness, Toe swelling, and Skin rash. What should I do? It has been itching since last night. I went hiking but no one else got itchy feet.

?athlete's foot: You could consider a trial of athlete's foot spray (usually lotrimin or tinactin spray) which are active against yeasts,e.g. Candida albicans.
It is a moist environment that allows for growth of these fungi on the skin of the feet. Give it a try for the next few days and determine if it settles down. Otherwise, see a physician. ...Read more

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What causes painful, burning, red feet (like bright pink socks)?

What causes painful, burning, red feet (like bright pink socks)?

Possible infection: You may have cellulitis (skin infection) of your feet or you could possibly developing neruopathay which is fairly common if you have diabetes.

I would see you primary doctor to make sure you don't have an infection.

Other causes could be related to blood flow to your feet. ...Read more

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Started taking gabapentin recently. Occasionally get red feet which feel quite warm/hot. Is this a side effect ?

Started taking gabapentin recently. Occasionally get red feet which feel quite warm/hot. Is this a side effect ?

Rarely: I've had this asked of me only on 2 other occasions that i can recall. Did not pan out to be a major issue.Sedation with the initiation of therapy seems to be the biggest drawback which is why we slowly titrate gabapentin. Gralise seems to better tolerated
(sustained release once a day gabapentin) more side effect issues with tramadol. ...Read more

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I have hot , red feet and hands that come and go away. I recently had a blood test and my doctor said everything is okay. Any ideas what this could be?

I have hot , red feet and hands that come and go away. I recently had a blood test and my doctor said everything is okay. Any ideas what this could be?

Raynaud's phenomenom: This might be a vasospastic condition. If you see these color changes in warmer temperatures, or when stressed it might indicate this. Temperature challenge tests may help diagnose this. ...Read more

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Waking up every morning with high anxiety, swollen lips, swollen red feet, and swollen hands. Hands and feet have a slight burning sensation.

Waking up every morning with high anxiety, swollen lips, swollen red feet, and swollen hands. Hands and feet have a slight burning sensation.

Angioedema: Sounds like angioedema which is a deep tissue (dermal) swelling that affects atypical sites such as the eyes, lips, tongue, throat, genitalia, hands and feet. You should see an allergist to determine the cause and appropriate therapy. ...Read more

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I am a 23 year old female. I am experiencing red feet, blotchy legs and tingly feeling when standing. I have done blood tests, Lumbar & Cervical MRIs and both turned out ok. The doctors don't know what it is. Any idea?

I am a 23 year old female. I am experiencing red feet, blotchy legs and tingly feeling when standing. I have done blood tests, Lumbar & Cervical MRIs and both turned out ok. The doctors don't know what it is. Any idea?

See below: If the doctors who examined you in-person were not able to diagnose, it is very unlikely that one of us, in this forum, will be more successful. One suggestion: If you are overweight, try to lose weight.
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Practice safe sex, if you have sex.
Get HPV vaccine ...Read more

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Elevated CRP of 2.5 and ESR of 31. Pain in knees, shoulders, arms, ankles, wrist and a couple of fingers. I also have burning red feet . ?

Elevated CRP of 2.5 and ESR of 31.  Pain in knees, shoulders, arms, ankles, wrist and a couple of fingers.  I also have burning red feet .   ?

Rheumatology : You should see a rheumatologist to be evaluated. Your symptoms and lab results suggest a systemic arthritis and treatment is very important to prevent worsening over time. ...Read more

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Have 640 ana, 74 IgA tests, severe stomach pain, swollen red feet/legs, photosensitivity, fatigue, dizziness when walking. Autoimmune disorder?

Have 640 ana, 74 IgA tests, severe stomach pain, swollen red feet/legs, photosensitivity, fatigue, dizziness when walking.  Autoimmune disorder?

May be: You don't provide enough data for making a diagnosis. Your symptoms may or may not be connected. At your age, you may have a positive ANA with no disease associated with it. Iga of 74mg/dl is normal. See a good internist, and if necessary, a rheumatologist as well. Photosensitivity has also causes other than sle, including side effects of several medications. ...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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Woke up with calf pain. Can't remember having a spasm. No redness/swelling. Only hurts when walking or bending foot. DVT possible? I do sit a lot.

Woke up with calf pain. Can't remember having a spasm. No redness/swelling. Only hurts when walking or bending foot. DVT possible? I do sit a lot.

Not typically: Without calf swelling DVT not likely although without more information hard to say. Calf pain may just be a cramp or musculoskeletal strain/injury etc. If it persists despite analgesics/anti-inflammatories see your primary care physician. ...Read more

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14 year old very active boy woke up thursday morning with red blotches palms and some on feet. What could this be? It is not itchy or painful.

14 year old very active boy woke up thursday morning with red blotches palms and some on feet. What could this be? It is not itchy or painful.

Skin infection : When there are red and raised areas on the palms and soles it could be a fungal infection that started with the feet that spread to the hands from touching the feet. Warts can be asymptotic and can be on both the palms or the soles. Hyperhidrosis or really sweaty palms and soles can be another cause. At 14, alot of changes going on, hormonal effects can play a roll as well. Take him to see his dr. ...Read more

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My husband woke up not being able to walk very well and his foot is itchy with little red blotches on the bottom what's wrong ?

Podiatrist eval: I can't diagnose this. Some problems require both a medical history and a physical examination. I would encourage your husband to see his local podiatrist. Take care. ...Read more

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My daughter woke up one morning with painful red bumps on the bottom of one foot. She was put on keflex 7d they went away but now they are back?Advice

My daughter woke up one morning with painful red bumps on the bottom of one foot. She was put on keflex 7d they went away but now they are back?Advice

INFECTION: There must be infected lesions on that foot and got healed but reinfected again. She should be more careful by wearing shoes not barefoot while walking. ...Read more

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I woke up 2 days ago and found a bruise on my foot with 2 red dots in the middle. It is swollen a little. I've also felt kind of weak the last 2 days.

I woke up 2 days ago and found a bruise on my foot with 2 red dots in the middle. It is swollen a little. I've also felt kind of weak the last 2 days.

Bruise on foot: do you remember an injury or insect bite? those would be the most common reasons for the patch on your foot. if you have fever or other symptoms, see your MD. ...Read more

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I woke up with huge red VERY itchy bumps on my feet. They are also hard, painful, blistered, clear liquid coming out and turned purple. bug bites?

I woke up with huge red VERY itchy bumps on my feet. They are also hard, painful, blistered, clear liquid coming out and turned purple. bug bites?

I would highly: recommend a visit to a podiatrist or dermatologist. There are a few different things this could be….you may need samples of the fluid or biopsy of the lesion to ultimately figure it out.
There is a blistery form of athletes foot that is possible, bug bite, autominnune reaction, herpes, and the list goes on . ...Read more

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My daughter woke up today with red limbs (both arms and both feet). What should we do?

My daughter woke up today with red limbs (both arms and both feet). What should we do?

Hard to say: It's hard to tell what might have caused this. She should probably be checked by her doctor to make sure it isn't an infection or other serious problem. ...Read more

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Broke 4 bones and chipped a bone in foot 2 wks ago. Perfect alignment so boot was put on. Woke up yest. With red swollen foot & a lot more pain?

Broke 4 bones and chipped a bone in foot 2 wks ago. Perfect alignment so boot was put on. Woke up yest. With red swollen foot & a lot more pain?

No time for Gout.: Red swollen foot with a lot of pain, especially after an injury, could be several things. My first thought is you are experiencing a gout attack. This is not that unusual for post menopausal women. I would expect that foot is also very warm and an off red color. There is a possibility of a phlebitis, however, not so common in the foot. To remove all doubt, see you doctor or go to immed. care. ...Read more