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Doctor insights on: My Big Toe Itchy Skin Symptoms

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I have dry, red, itchy skin & am concerned about lupus, thanks to an unfortunate Google search. Can iron deficiency/anemia cause skin problems & itch?

I have dry, red, itchy skin & am concerned about lupus, thanks to an unfortunate Google search. Can iron deficiency/anemia cause skin problems & itch?

You may be onto: something as the most common cause of itching can be iron deficiency anemia. However, without more info, this is only speculative. We need your medical, family, social, sexual, surgical, meds/supplement histories to put all the pieces together. Do see your doctor and discuss this. A simple lab test can help! ...Read more

Skin Problems (Definition)

Very broadly, anything that is not normal or causes symptoms. Some are self limited (ie poison ivy) some are chronic (ie eczema) and the latter may be more representative of ...Read more


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I've got dirt on the left side of my big toe between the nail and the skin and its itchy. what is the best way of getting it out?

I've got dirt on the left side of my big toe between the nail and the skin and its itchy. what is the best way of getting it out?

Onychomycosis: Fungus conditions can often mimic "dirt" and should be considered. Soaking in an antiseptic soap solution that is tepid (not warm or hot) with soft hydrogen peroxide q-tip removal may help. Including an OTC anti-fungal agent, such as Lamisil (terbinafine) AF, may be used after soaks may help relieve the "itching" sensation. ...Read more

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Right big toe is peeling on top of toe. It has been doing this for a month or so. Its not itchy or anything jus everyday i have dead skin on it.

Right big toe is peeling on top of toe. It has been doing this for a month or so. Its not itchy or anything jus everyday i have dead skin on it.

Could be several thi: It doesn't have to be itchy to be athlete's foot. See a local podiatrist for the right diagnosis as they can biopsy it, but also can sometimes tell what it is from an exam. ...Read more

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I have red skin below big toe nail which is at time itchy and break up when scratched?

I have red skin below big toe nail which is at time itchy and break up when scratched?

You may have a: fungal infection of the skin. Try an antifungal cream like lamisil (terbinafine) on the affected area twice a day for several weeks and see if it improves ...Read more

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Hi doc, had unprotected oral and got pain on big toe on my left leg and itchy rash on my elbows and non itchy red rash on chest. Then got ulcer on lower lip and skin on mouth roof started peeling off. Burning tongue sensation and lumps on mouth roof. Imme

Hi doc, had unprotected oral and got pain on big toe on my left leg and itchy rash on my elbows and non itchy red rash on chest. Then got ulcer on lower lip and skin on mouth roof started peeling off. Burning tongue sensation and lumps on mouth roof. Imme

Unrelated symptoms: and sketchy picture, you need to be examined, tell your doctor what you are anxious about, you might need an STD testing, trust your doctor, your information is confidential, good luck ...Read more

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How to treat a swollen, itchy big toe?

How to treat a swollen, itchy big toe?

See your doctor: You should let your doctor know you are having pain. He/she can examine you and possibly run tests to find out the cause. ...Read more

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Little itchy bumps on my big toe. What is it?

Little itchy bumps on my big toe. What is it?

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. ...Read more

Toes (Definition)

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


Itchy Skin (Definition)

Often pertains to skin that is dry and ...Read more