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Can you tell me which foot diseases are related to inflammation, itchiness, swelling?

Can you tell me which foot diseases are related to inflammation, itchiness, swelling?

If you have: A swollen foot that in and of itself can cause itching. This would also be something that warrants a check up. This box is too small to get into a whole discussion. ...Read more

Dr. David Schleimer
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Swelling (Definition)

Swelling is the enlargement of organs, skin, or other body parts. It is caused by a buildup of fluid in the tissues. The extra fluid can lead to a rapid increase in weight over a short period of time (days to weeks). Swelling can occur all over the body (generalized) or only in one part ...Read more


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I had my baby a week and my feet are still severely swollen and itchy. How long does it take for the swelling to go down?

I had my baby a week and my feet are still severely swollen and itchy. How long does it take for the swelling to go down?

Edema: Congratulations on your your new arrival! Lower extremity swelling should improve in a few weeks. Keeping the legs elevated as much as possible and staying well hydrated should help symptoms improve faster. Notify your OB for persistent swelling beyond this. ...Read more

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I got bit by something on my foot is swelling, itchy and red. How can I figure out what bit me?

I got bit by something on my foot is swelling, itchy and red.  How can I figure out what bit me?

You can't: There's no way to determine which bug bit you unless you see it. Many types of insects cause swelling, itching and redness. In terms of treatment it doesn't matter much - you just take some claritin (loratadine) or benedryl. If the swelling gets worse or pain increases then you see a doctor for possible infection. ...Read more

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Bumpy blisters on my feet only when weather is hot what could this be? Itchy patches look like blisters causes swelling to my feet only on top

Bumpy blisters on my feet only when weather is hot what could this be?  Itchy patches look like blisters causes swelling to my feet only on top

Fungal: Fungal infection is the most likely cause. You will need to see a Podiatrist or Dermatologist to address this issue. Swelling is a sign of waste elimination. Your Kidneys are attempting to detox which should be the Liver. Are you on any statin medications? ...Read more

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I've several insect bites on my foot and one large blister has formed over a bite, some swelling&alot of itchiness. Should i seek medical treatment?

I've several insect bites on my foot and  one large blister has formed over a bite, some swelling&alot of itchiness.  Should i seek medical treatment?

Seeking medical : Attention is never bad or wrong, afterall, you do have a problem. Alternatively, l if you feel comfortable using a sterile instrument you can pop the blister allow it to drain and place some antibiotic ointment to the site and bandage it. Change daily and monitor the wound and yourself for any fever or signs of redness or swelling by the bites. ...Read more

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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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Red/purple rash on foot on holiday, not itchy but very tingly, rash has burning sensation in sun, entire foot swelling to large size nochange in4 days?

Red/purple rash on foot on holiday, not itchy but very tingly, rash has burning sensation in sun, entire foot swelling to large size nochange in4 days?

Med eval: This can't be diagnosed with the information that is available. A history, physical examination & other studies may be needed to determine cause/causes. Once accurately assessed a treatment plan can be developed. ...Read more

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Both of my feet and ankles are very swollen and painful ! Also my hands are swlen and itchy! I elevate my legs and the swelling does go down a little?

Varicose vein/c doc: Although this may just be from varicose veins, since they are painful, you need to see your doctor to make sure that you do not have a blood clot in the leg veins which may lead to life-threatening consequence if not treated . That swollen and itchy hands are likely from contact allergy (something you use on your hands) which may require a dermatology consultation. ...Read more

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