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My Feet Are Dry Red Itchy And Purple On Top Of Toes What Could This Be
I have very itchy feet; the soles of my feet and toes are very itchy. I can't see any rash though. I am confused. What could it be?
Insect bite near ankle area around including near ankle and top part of foot has swollen up bit of a rash quite itchy now there is a dark red purple area around bite what do I do to treat it please?
I have a bumpy, itchy rash on the top of my feet and on one knee. it starts out red and blotchy and then it turns my foot purple. itching is severe.?
Bitten by leech while in river, top of foot over arch. 1 week later top of foot large red, swollen area. Itchy, dark purple spot at bite. Treatment?
Leech Bite?: It is actually rare to be allergic or to have a reaction to a leech bite. Assuming it was a leech bite, you could have some irritation and itching, but normally should have no further problems if you have good health and no leech allergies. However, if you are experiencing symptoms such as you describe, then you need to seek medical attention as it may be infected. ...Read more
Red/purple blemish on sole of mother's foot, (48 yrs) About 7mm not painful or itchy, no history of skin cancer what benign condition could cause this?
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
A few months ago, I had athlete's foot. This time its just plain circular patch that's cracked, feels dry, red, & itchy skin (top of foot).Is it different?
There are different: Rashes with different causes. We won't be able to diagnose you with the available information. You would need history, physical examination and often lab tests to accurate assess this. Take care. ...Read more
My knees have started turning red and itchy and the tops of my feet in a red like from big toe to ankle- symmetrical, what's going on?
Nothing beats exam: For a proper diagnosis, it really is necessary to be seen; nothing beats a physical exam and obtaining a full history. In the case you describe, it really is necessary; red rashes in the lower extremities can be a sign of infection (e.g. Cellulitis, which is serious and needs treatment immediately), contact dermatitis (such as poison ivy), eczema, psoriasis, and a variety of other problems. ...Read more
Hi, I have got 3 itchy round red spots on top of my toes near the inner joint area. My feet is usually very sweaty. Betasone or egocort? Thanks.
Itchy red blister like bumps on the tops of toes on both feet. I also have a few on my legs. How can I treat this at home?
Itchy bumps: To treat it at home you first need to know what it is. See your podiatrist or dermatologist for assistance. After an evaluation there will be a treatment plan. ...Read more
What would cause a red itchy rash on top of foot above toes looks like sunburn, itchy, slightly tender occurred after onset of third day of period?
Allergy: You could have shoe allergy. See your dermatologist for treatment and evaluation to get the correct diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more
My right foot, at the back just above the sole. Where there are folds is dry flakey and extremely itchy! And red. What could it be? Athletes foot? Thx
Toe: An itchy toe is commonly caused by fungal problem, however that in itself does not cause the toe to get purple. I would notify your physician about that. ...Read more
I have lil itchy bumps on top of my right foot the itxh so bad I don't know wat they are they red I just need to know how to cure it never had them be?
Itchy toe bumps: May be eczema or fungus. Could try desitin (zinc oxide diaper cream) or OTC antifungal like tinactin Could also be bacterial infection so try the bacitracin on top of tinactin For eczema use steroids. A great product is lotrisone a steroid and antifungal, but need prescription. F/u with doc urgent care. ...Read more
Dry soles of feet not itchy, red and swollen, I feel they always look a bit swollen? Why? Have used athletes foot. Still feel puffy hard. Flat feet
I think you are on: The right track thinking that this could be Athlete's Foot. Making sure, probably by seeing a Podiatrist or Foot Specialist, might be your best first step. I can't tell from your question if your soles are also red and swollen or NOT red and swollen. If yes, a rare condition called erythromelalgia might be considered. Consider a Dermatology consult, too. Good wishes:) ...Read more
I have a rash looking thing on my foot on the top of the foot its very itchy and sore its red brown color my foot feels very swollen. But its not?
Acute athlete's foot: The first thing that comes to mind is that this is one of the presentations of acute athlete's foot. Use drying soaks (epsom salts or dilute vinegar) and a topical antifungal... I prefer patients use lotrimin ultra or Lamisil (terbinafine) cream. You can use certain-dry pads or solutions to decrease perspiration. If this doesn't work, see a podiatrist and be sure to inform them of what you have tried already. ...Read more
I am wondering what are these red and dry skin like bumps? They are not itchy unless but its on contact. They are on my legs and one or two on my foot
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
I have itchy red flea bite looking bumps on top of feet and red not bumpy circles almost looks like ringworm on bottom of foot and palms of hands.?
A 1000 word picture.: Unfortunately, trying to identify the nature of skin conditions or infections is extremely difficult to do without actually seeing it. Let's face it, a lot of these conditions have the same general appearance. A real time exam or at least several high quality images are necessary for an accurate opinion. ...Read more
I am experiencing foot itching and toe inflammation. The following also describe me: Foot redness, Toe swelling, and Skin rash. What should I do? It has been itching since last night. I went hiking but no one else got itchy feet.
? athlete's foot:
You could consider a trial of athlete's foot spray (usually lotrimin or tinactin spray) which are active against yeasts, e.g. Candida albicans.
It is a moist environment that allows for growth of these fungi on the skin of the feet. Give it a try for the next few days and determine if it settles down. Otherwise, see a physician. ...Read more
Unprotected sex 10 months ago. Dry cough dry itchy skin. Red bumps on thighs. White tongue. Cuts won't heal. Athletes foot. Nail changes Oral hiv neg?
HIV: Sounds like you're having some pretty common health annoyances & are worried they're due to HIV. First, the chance of of getting HIV from 1 encounter is very low (1 in 1250 exposures for vaginal penetration). The oral HIV tests are pretty accurate (about 92%) but to be extra sure and give you peace of mind, call your gyn or PCP to get a blood test. It's quick and confidential. Good luck! ...Read more
Toes are swollen and purply, red colour. The rest of the feet are normal colour but swollen. Sometimes gets really hot and itchy. Help?
I have small red itchy spots on my palms of hands and same between my toes and soles of my feet. It occurred as of yesterday what could this be?
Toes are swollen and purply, red colour. Rest of feet normal colour but swollen. Spots inbetween/under toes. Sometimes gets hot and itchy. Help?
Athlete's foot: From the sounds of your symptoms, especially the itching may indicate a fungal infection which refers to "Athlete's foot" When there is an inflammation of the skin it can discolor and usually becomes itchy. This can and does cause the toes to swell as well of the rest of the foot to swell. There are topicals that work rather well for this. The generic name is Terbinafine. ...Read more
I have red itchy what I think is spider bites on my feet? Over the last 3 days they are become more itchy, painful, red, swollen, blistered, have clear liquid coming out and not some look almost flat and purple. Please help identify these. Thank you!
Infection possible: This is something to be evaluated in person. See your podiatrist or dermatologist for help. The fact that they are draining raises the possibility of infection ...Read more
See a foot doc: You could have an infection which developed from athletes foot. There are other possibilities as well which is why an exam is prudent, . ...Read more
I have red spots in the palm of my hands and soles of my feet that are now purple and itchy. What causes this?
New: If this is something new and recent, you may have hand foot and mouth disease ...Read more
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