Top
30
Doctor insights on: My Feet Are Dry Red Itchy And Purple On Top Of Toes What Could This Be

Share
1

1
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?

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?

Itchy feet: Tinea doesn't always present with a rash. Try the otc meds for athelete's foot. If unsuccessful in 2 weeks seek the help of your podiatrist ...Read more

Toes (Definition)

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


2

2
My feet are dry red itchy and purple on top of toes. What could this be?

My feet are dry red itchy and purple on top of toes. What could this be?

Athletes Foot: Most likely athletes foot, a fungal infection. Try to keep feet as dry as possible. Lotrimin (clotrimazole) cream, available otc, twice daily for 4 to 6 weeks is an initial treatment ...Read more

5

5
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?

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

6

6
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 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?

Depends: A photo would be helpful... this description could be a number of things and it is difficult to say without seeing it. Common benign lesions on the bottom of the foot are warts, calluses, clogged sweat glands, foreign bodies, abscess, moles and blisters. ...Read more

7

7
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

8

8
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?

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

9

9
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?

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

10

10
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.

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.

Athlete's foot: It sounds like you might have a fungal infection brewing. Try an OTC athlete's foot cream. If that doesn't work, see your doc. Hope this helps! ...Read more

11

11
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 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

12

12
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?

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

13

13
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

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

Itchy skin: Athlete's foot can present as itchy, flaky, red skin, but also there are other skin conditions that can look like that. See a podiatrist so you can be evaluated and receive treatment. ...Read more

14

14
Left foot two toes itchy and the two toes are purple underneath?

Left foot two toes itchy and the two toes are purple underneath?

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

15

15
What can I do to help my 11year-old daughter's foot which is very dry, itchy and red?

What can I do to help my 11year-old daughter's foot which is very dry, itchy and red?

Could be allergy: Could be contact dermatitis allergy to foot wear material try Hydrocortisone cream and use a different material for foot wear. ...Read more

16

16
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?

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

17

17
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

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

18

18
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?

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

19

19
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

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

A thousand words....: Skin lesions such as colored bumps are almost impossible to comment on without seeing them or at least seeing a picture of them. If possible, provide a photo of the area. ...Read more

20

20
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

22

22
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.?

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

23

23
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

24

24
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?

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

26

26
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?

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?

Could be fungus: Fungal infections of the feet can easily spread to your hands if contact was made with your feet. Between the toes tells me fungus. Fungus grow in moist environments. There are various agents used to treat this, but an important consideration here is your pregnancy. ...Read more

27

27
Toes are swollen and purply, red colour. Rest of feet normal colour but swollen. Spots inbetween/under toes. Sometimes gets hot and itchy. Help?

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

29

29
Need help docs! My 3 most left toes on my left foot are red swollen and itchy. Why?

Need help docs! My 3 most left toes on my left foot are red swollen and itchy. Why?

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