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Red crusty rash from outside ankle bone to baby toe hurts but no swelling what could this be?

Red crusty rash from outside  ankle bone to baby toe hurts but no swelling what could this be?

Skin condition: Possibly could be a form of athlete's foot. You could try a topical anti-fungal such as lotrimin (clotrimazole). If no relief, i would recommend evaluation by either a podiatrist or dermatologist. ...Read more

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Dr. Jack Mutnick
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Itching (Definition)

Itches are a clinical finding in which a person's skin has a sensation of non-painful irritation ...Read more


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Itchy between toes, hurts to walk, toes may be slightly swollen, skin feels tight, peeling skin with a few wounds between toes and on top of toes. ?

Itchy between toes, hurts to walk, toes may be slightly swollen, skin feels tight, peeling skin with a few wounds between toes and on top of toes. ?

Foot fungus: You most likely have a fungal infection called Athletes foot or tinea pedis. Get some Lamisil (terbinafine) or Lotrimin cream OTC and use it twice daily. Expose your feet to the air by wearing flip flops or sandals. Soak the feet in white vinegar or Epsom salts daily. If it doesn't improve or you see red streaks going up your leg see a doctor immediately. ...Read more

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I have on and off itching from head to toe. What could be the cause?

I have on and off itching from head to toe. What could be the cause?

Pruritus: It could be a side effect of a medicine your taking or an allergic reaction to something else. Did you recently begin taking Niacin as a supplement? That will do it as well ...Read more

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The skin around the base of my throat/collar bone it really itchy and nothing seems to help. Theres no rash or redness (other than from me scratching)?

The skin around the base of my throat/collar bone it really itchy and nothing seems to help. Theres no rash or redness (other than from me scratching)?

Necklace Sensitivity: Very commonly the area of the neck is irritated by clothing or jewelry. In the case of costume jewelry, some individuals are allergic to a component of the metal such as nickel. If the chain, pendant or a suspended ring contains the metal it will cause itching and then a possible rash if ongoing exposure. Some types of fabric often do this as well with perspiration activating the reaction. ...Read more

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How to know nose is fractured from dogs head hitting it? Swollen severaly tender to touch.

How to know nose is fractured from dogs head hitting it? Swollen severaly tender to touch.

If you had: Nosebleed, there is good possibility of a fracture. But nose fracture will heal, given enough time. Make sure there is no deformity, because it could be permanent. Consult a head/neck surgeon to make sure. ...Read more

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What causes sore head at right side of head from top or ear to fore head?

What causes sore head at right side of head from top or ear to fore head?

Right side head pain: One sided head pain behind one's eye could be migraine. But you should see a physician and get a medical diagnosis as it could be a medical condition that requires treatment or further diagnostic evaluation. If it is migraine, stress management therapy, biofeedback and/or medication are treatment possibilities. ...Read more

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After allergic reaction to penicillin following itching from head to toe then turned into skin pricking,tingling,burning,molting skin?

After allergic reaction to penicillin following itching from head to toe then turned into skin pricking,tingling,burning,molting skin?

Allergy: Allergy can be accompanied by an intense skin reaction which causes loss of superficial skin. If this is an acute and severe reaction it may actually be life threatening, but most commonly skin is shed a week or two after an allergic response ...Read more

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I've noticed that over the years whenever I'm really tired or sleepy, my body starts to get itchy, to the point where I'm scratching from head to toe.

I've noticed that over the years whenever I'm really tired or sleepy, my body starts to get itchy, to the point where I'm scratching from head to toe.

Itchiness: In the absence of rash, itching is much more commonly due to dry or irritated skin than to underlying problems. Be sure to moisturize well after bathing using a non-alcohol containing lotion and to hydrate adequately. Try reducing the time and water temperature when bathing and use non-irritating soap such as Dove. You might find the itch disappears. ...Read more

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Large, swollen, hard bump on top of foot below ankle. Swelling seems to have cut off circulation to second toe. What could this be caused from?

Large, swollen, hard bump on top of foot below ankle. Swelling seems to have cut off circulation to second toe. What could this be caused from?

Ganglionic cyst: I agree that you may have a cyst. Seek a foot specialist for the proper evaluation you may need to have it drained and aspirated or removed. ...Read more

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Can Rheumatoid Arthritis cause the skin to itch? (Head, arms, torso, legs) I have tender spots and bumps on my scalp and one turned to an open sore.

Can Rheumatoid Arthritis cause the skin to itch? (Head, arms, torso, legs) I have tender spots and bumps on my scalp and one turned to an open sore.

There can B rheuma-: -toid nodules that can itch, also the itching can B increased possibly by Ur meds. Talk 2 Ur rheumatologist. ...Read more

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What can cause of intense itching on my legs that become bruised from scratching, mo sign of rash or insect bite?

What can cause of intense itching on my legs that become bruised from scratching, mo sign of rash or insect bite?

Circulation: You may have circulation problems, but there are lots of diseases that can cause itching. You should see your dermatologist for treatment and evaluation. ...Read more

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I have suddenly developed a blackish line running from cuticle to nail tip on my right 5th finger without any direct trauma to this nail. 1mm thick.

I have suddenly developed a blackish line running from cuticle to nail tip on my right 5th finger without any direct trauma to this nail. 1mm thick.

See a dermatologist: This needs to be examined by a dermatologist. It will likely need to be biopsied to determine the cause. Please have this examined very soon. ...Read more

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Dry rash behind ears and lobes face down to side of my neck just itchy no red bumps WBC was 11.92 could it be infection?

Dry rash behind ears and lobes face down to side of my neck just itchy no red bumps WBC was 11.92 could it be infection?

?ECZEMA: This appears to be eczema.Did you use a new soap,facial cream or lotion.If you did stop using it.Take oral benadryll.You can try an over the counter steroid cream--if not better see your doctor. ...Read more

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Hello, doctors..Atletes foot fungal infection could spred out in our body, entire skin, from toes to head?

Hello, doctors..Atletes foot fungal infection could spred out in our body, entire skin, from toes to head?

Yes : Fungal infections can occur on different parts of your body. It is important to get evaluated and treated properly so it does not get worse, reduce spreading and prevention of secondary issues. See a doctor for evaluation and treatment with possible oral or topical medications. ...Read more

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Toes (Definition)

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