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Dr. Eric Tepper Dr. Tepper
Podiatry
37 years in practice
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Both of my second toes always have thick hard skin on the sides and tip of my toenails. Sometimes the skin is itchy or hurts. What could it be?

Both of my second toes always have thick hard skin on the sides and tip of my toenails. Sometimes the skin is itchy or hurts. What could it be?

Long second toe: Very commonly, if you have an elongated 2nd toe, the nail can be thickened due to pressure against the end of the shoe. If can also cause contracture of the toe and hardening of the skin at the tip of the toe.

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Dr. Jerry Silberman Dr. Silberman
Podiatry
36 years in practice
The Ohio State University College of Medicine
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Had side of toenail cut out Monday, still bleeding seeping and bottom of toe real itchy. Is that ok?

Had side of toenail cut out Monday, still bleeding seeping and bottom of toe real itchy. Is that ok?

Contact your podiatr: Normally, if your nail was cut out by a podiatrist, the bleeding and discharge decreases a little bit every day. It gradually should completely stop, generally within 3-7 days, unless what you had done was a permanent procedure. That could take a few extra days to heal. The itching may be a result of a reaction to the local anesthetic, or possibly the result of a healing infection.

Dr. Ayisha Gani Dr. Gani
Internal Medicine
years in practice
Madurai University, Tirunelveli Medical College
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Scab in ear... itchy. How to treat? Also have vertical lines on toenails. How to treat that?

Scab in ear... itchy. How to treat? Also have vertical lines on toenails. How to treat that?

Otitis externa: If you have infection and if it not getting better may need antibiotic drops, if it is secondary to allergy or eczema other forms of dermatitis may need steroid drops

Dr. Marvin Ott Dr. Ott
Emergency Medicine
16 years in practice
Northeastern Ohio Universities College of Medicine
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A chair fell on my right foot 2 days ago and now my big toenail is very itchy around the cuticles and it looks cracked. Why is it so itchy?

A chair fell on my right foot 2 days ago and now my big toenail is very itchy around the cuticles and it looks cracked. Why is it so itchy?

Well...: Itching can be a sign of healing. Be sure to ice it, elevate it, and apply buddy tape (tape it to your next toe). If it doesn't improve in a week, see your doctor to get an Xray. Hope this helps!

Dr. Scott Keith Dr. Keith
Podiatry
40 years in practice
University of Illinois College of Medicine
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Hi, I have been having this rash? There aren't distinct bumps. But the skin under that toenail is really itchy, slight red and swollen. No pain.

Hi, I have been having this rash? There aren't distinct bumps. But the skin under that toenail is really itchy, slight red and swollen. No pain.

Toe Watch: Redness and swelling are the first two steps in the inflammatory cycle, your body's defense program. This means that something is irritating your toe, be it animal, vegetable or mineral. Remove nail polish. Soak the toe in a solution of water and vinegar (2TPS).Start applying a steroid cream mixed with an anti fungal cream twice daily. You still may have to see a specialist if no improvement.

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Dr. Matthew Davis Dr. Davis
Podiatry
9 years in practice
Barry University School of Podiatric Medicine
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I have dry, itchy, cracked skin, and thickened heels on my feet. I have dark toenails & fungus for over twenty years. How can I get rid of this?

I have dry, itchy, cracked skin, and thickened heels on my feet. I have dark toenails & fungus for over twenty years. How can I get rid of this?

Evaluation: Sounds like you have a fungal infection. Would be good idea to be evaluated as there is medication available for all of these conditions. A physician may also need to perform a biopsy or culture as well.

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Dr. Jeffrey Lehrman Dr. Lehrman
Podiatry
20 years in practice
The Ohio State University College of Medicine
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Dr. Jeffery VanYperen Dr. VanYperen
Podiatry
8 years in practice
Dr. William M. Scholl College of Podiatric Medicine at Rosalind Franklin University
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Good morning doctor, my feet is so itchy and my toenail is becoming thick and skin of my toe is scaly and when is itchy I scracht it until bloods come?

Good morning doctor, my feet is so itchy and my toenail is becoming thick and skin of my toe is scaly and when is itchy I scracht it until bloods come?

Athlete's foot: This can be caused by a fungal infection, called tinea pedis (commonly known as athlete's foot). It can also be caused by excessive dryness. Sometimes it is difficult to tell which it is just by looking. A podiatrist could take some skin shavings and send them for biopsy, or start an antifungal cream to see if it improves. If not, moisturizing cream is recommended.

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Dr. Eric Tepper Dr. Tepper
Podiatry
37 years in practice
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I developed a red itchy subsequently bumpy skin rash after using tea tree oil on toenails. The rash is on the top and between toes, now shiny.

I developed a red itchy subsequently bumpy skin rash after using tea tree oil on toenails. The rash is on the top and between toes, now shiny.

Allergic reaction: It seems you may be allergic to the tea tree oil and it may have dripped on and between the toes causing the rash and itching. Discontinue using it and topically apply a cortisone cream. You can also take oral Benadryl (diphenhydramine). If this does not resolve, see your podiatrist.

Dr. Scott Keith Dr. Keith
Podiatry
40 years in practice
University of Illinois College of Medicine
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3d ago, my toenail was lifted and bleed. Used betadine, now the skin around base of nail is swollen, watery & itchy. Now trying rivanol + miconazole.

3d ago, my toenail was lifted and bleed. Used betadine, now the skin around base of nail is swollen, watery & itchy. Now trying rivanol + miconazole.

E Gads!!: These type injuries are best treated by a specialists. The injury can get out of hand very quickly. The degree of lifting as well the amount of tearing will need to be examined to predict a realistic outcome.

Dr. Scott Keith Dr. Keith
Podiatry
40 years in practice
University of Illinois College of Medicine
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I have an itchy bump on my foot and I am not sure what it is?

I have an itchy bump on my foot and I am not sure what it is?

More, more and more.: Without a more complete description, I'm afraid we are both in the dark. A whole lot of conditions can cause an itchy lump, especially on the foot. Just some considerations are size, color, duration and texture.

Dr. David Hettinger Dr. Hettinger
Podiatry
32 years in practice
Dr. William M. Scholl College of Podiatric Medicine at Rosalind Franklin University
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What to do about an itchy foot?

What to do about an itchy foot?

To start with...: It may be athlete's foot. The best otc medication (in my opinion) is lotrimin (clotrimazole) ultra. Socks should be a synthetic material like those manufactured by thorlo [http://www. Thorlo. Com/]. Dilute vinegar soaks are good as well. Dry the inside of your shoes by placing them up-side down over an air return vent at home overnight. If this doesn't make things better in a couple days, see a podiatrist.

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Dr. Charles Gordon Dr. Gordon
Pediatrics - Adolescent Medicine
years in practice
Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons
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What might be the cause of an itchy, swollen, hot, painful place on the foot that disappears the next day and recurs days later in a different place?

What might be the cause of an itchy, swollen, hot, painful place on the foot that disappears the next day and recurs days later in a different place?

Could be infection: Could be a small foreign body, could be any of a number of things. Why don't you make a virtual consult and we can get further than 400 spaces allow.

Dr. Elvira Callahan Dr. Callahan
Orthopedic Surgery - Foot & Ankle
24 years in practice
New York College of Podiatric Medicine
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What's this itchy raised patch on my foot?

What's this itchy raised patch on my foot?

Tinea: It's most likely fungal in nature. Any new skin lesion must be examined by a doctor and biopsied if necessary.

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Dr. Martin Raff Dr. Raff
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease
52 years in practice
University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine
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Why do I have an itchy red slots on my foot?

Why do I have an itchy red slots on my foot?

See a dermatologist: This must be seen to be diagnoses correctly. See a doctor and have this worked out.

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Dr. Robert Kornfeld Dr. Kornfeld
Podiatry
37 years in practice
Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University
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What causes foot itchiness from standing for a period of time?

What causes foot itchiness from standing for a period of time?

Itching of feet: Congestion in venous flow (return of blood to the heart) can cause itching when standing for periods of time. It can also be accompanied by some swelling.

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Dr. David Hettinger Dr. Hettinger
Podiatry
32 years in practice
Dr. William M. Scholl College of Podiatric Medicine at Rosalind Franklin University
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Are itchy bumps on my heel athletes foot?

Are itchy bumps on my heel athletes foot?

It could be...: Athlete's foot. The best otc medication (in my opinion) is lotrimin (clotrimazole) ultra. Dilute vinegar soaks are good as well. Dry the inside of your shoes by placing them up-side down over an air return vent at home overnight. If this doesn't make things better in a couple days, see a podiatrist.

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Dr. Ankush Bansal Dr. Bansal
Internal Medicine
13 years in practice
Creighton University School of Medicine
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Why is my foot getting itchy every few days for no reason?

Why is my foot getting itchy every few days for no reason?

Fungal infection: You may have a fungal infection. The problem is that this can spread to your shoes which can then re-infect you. #1 - wear clean socks every day. #2 - see your doctor or a podiatrist to have your feet looked at and possibly started on an antifungal medication. #3 - get from the pharmacy or your podiatrist a spray to use on all your shoes to kill any fungus.

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Dr. Jeffrey Kass Dr. Kass
Podiatry
24 years in practice
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Can someone explain to me how come my foot so swollen and itchy?

Can someone explain to me how come my foot so swollen and itchy?

Many possibilities: This issue now is are you under the care of a doctor. If not get one.....

Dr. Frank Holmes Dr. Holmes
Sports Medicine
19 years in practice
University of Mississippi School of Medicine
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Had athletes foot. Now my body is feeling itchy, can foot fungus cause that?

Had athletes foot. Now my body is feeling itchy, can foot fungus cause that?

Doubtful: Foot fungus uncommonly spreads to the rest of the body. One must consider other causes of your itching if persistent, especially if no rash is present.

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