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My feet are in severe pain and also sometimes itchy. The tips of the toes, the ball of the foot, and heel are extremely tender. No redness or swelling?

My feet are in severe pain and also sometimes itchy. The tips of the toes, the ball of the foot, and heel are extremely tender. No redness or swelling?

Be seen: There are multiple potential causes including an abnormality in the feet themselves verses a vascular, rheumatologist, or neurological disorder. A detailed exam and appropriate studies can likely determine the cause. Don't hesitate to be seen. ...Read more

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Not hives no redness cluster of small hard clear fluid filled bumps on heel of palm on both hands palms and soles of feet itchy Benadryl (diphenhydramine) no help?

Not hives no redness cluster of small hard clear fluid filled bumps on heel of palm on both hands palms and soles of feet itchy Benadryl (diphenhydramine) no help?

A form of dermatitis: There are a few different conditions that may cause such a presentation. This could be due to an organism. But there are a variety of causes which could be due to eczema or a less common condition called pompholyx. It can be challenging to diagnose in a clinical presentation, so i'm thinking the blisters should be cultured and biopsied. Some rx's usually include a topical steroid. ...Read more

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Scraped Achilles heel 6-8 wks ago, gets red and itchy at night despite being healed...why?

Scraped Achilles heel 6-8 wks ago, gets red and itchy at night despite being healed...why?

Perhaps it is not: healed, if it was I would not expect the redness and the itchiness….try a topical steroid cream and if no improvement see a foot doc. ...Read more

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If I'm experiencing swelling/redness/itchiness after receiving a shot, am I having a reaction?

If I'm experiencing swelling/redness/itchiness after receiving a shot, am I having a reaction?

Yes and no: Not a serious reaction. We do not need to worry unless it is an allergic reaction. Allergic reactions cause a more widespread reaction leading to a skin rash or whelps. If the reaction you have does not progress in 24 hours, you can ignore it as minor. ...Read more

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Itchie heels my heels are itchy for the last few weeks. The shink feels hard IV socks on all day and no socks on at night. Why are they so itchy?

Itchie heels my heels are itchy for the last few weeks. The shink feels hard IV socks on all day and no socks on at night.  Why are they so itchy?

Dry skin=itchy skin: Apply vaseline and sleep in white cotton socks and your itching will stop when the skin moisture is better. ...Read more