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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

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


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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

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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

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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

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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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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

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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