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Infant Purple Feet
See a doctor: Seek treatment from your doctor as soon as possible. ...Read more
Fluid retention: Usually comes from one of 4 areas: heart, lungs, liver or kidney. The fluid shows up in the feet due to gravity. The black & blue discoloration may or may not be related to the swelling. Sometimes, the swelling can actually break a few tiny blood vessels to cause the black & blue, but it could be unrelated also. You need to see your doctor asap. Sudden onset of swelling can be serious. ...Read more
Blood pooling, both feet - outer along talus/tarsals. Edema right foot/hand. Knuckles red or bluish, feet/hands hot/splotchy, big veins w/ activity?
Cold feet and looks like bruising on my ankles purple Redish colour. Even wearing socks feet still cold. Blood range normal not diabetes.
Cold feet: Looks like there is a problem with blood flow to your feet. It is important to have this seen by your doctor ASAP. If things are not OK you are likely to be referred to a vascular surgeon. ...Read more
Probably nothing: There are many causes of cold extremities. You are too young for severe peripheral vascular disease. There are other conditions - reynauds - that can cause transient vascular spasm. Of course the other issue is that you live up north. If it is very bothersome i would suggest you check it out by your primary doc - if all ok - u will have to live with it, or consider moving south. ...Read more
13 year old girl gets splotchy legs when she is standing. Red hot spots on her knees and calves that itch and purplish darker patches. What is this?
My feet have been turning purplish in color, and my toes turn bluish purple when in hot water. Why?
You need exam: Given your age, you really need to see a physician about that asap to rule out circulation issues. Cold feet is also a sign of low thyroid function. Even if thyroid levels are normal, your body may not be utilizing thyroid properly. Functional medicine doctors are helpful with treating this issue. ...Read more
POTENTIALLY YES: Clubbed feet on its own and without any other associated dysmorphic features, does not have any serious implications, but when associated with other features, i.E clinched fist (beyond 6-12 months old) , small for gestational age, microcephaly(small head) etc. Should be a cause for concern, thus requires evaluation, both by a geneticist and neurologist. ...Read more
Toddler has bright red palms & soles of feet with peeling from every fingertip to bottom of fingers? Her hands feel like tissue paper.
Consult doctor: Your toddler may be suffering from disease called hand ,foot and mouth disease or some deficiency as of Zinc _a mineral .Since your daughter is not having fever along with peeling of skin -kawasaki disease is less likely , better get the child checked up soon and get treatment at the earliest possible . ...Read more
Seborrhea: Seborrhea is another name for cradle cap. In addition to the scaly places on the scalp there are little red bumps on the trunk and head. The bumps are very fine and reddish. You could check google images for seborrhea to see if it looks like what your child has. Talk to your pediatrician about treatments. Sometimes a mild steroid such as cortisone is used. Sometimes an anti fungal such as lotrimin (clotrimazole). ...Read more
My 6 year old daughter has spots like blisters on hands and feet and small light spots on legs and arms is this CP or hfm?
Hand Foot and Mouth: One or 2 days after fever starts, painful sores usually develop in the mouth (herpangina). They begin as small red spots that blister and that often become ulcers. The sores are often in the back of the mouth. A skin rash develops over 1 to 2 days. The rash is usually on the palms of the hands and soles of the feet; it may also appear on the knees, elbows, buttocks or genital area. ...Read more
23 yr old female, both feet feel swollen/tight but doesnt look swollen. Mother has/had hypothyroidism. Ingrown toenail on left foot (big toe)?
Ingrown toenail: Please start by seeing a Podiatrist (foot doctor). If you want to you can also see your doctor and have your thyroid checked but that has nothing to do with your feet and toenail. ...Read more