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Swollen foot. Not red/bruised. Top of foot hurts when I walk or bend my toes. Do I need to see a doc?

Swollen foot. Not red/bruised. Top of foot hurts when I walk or bend my toes. Do I need to see a doc?

Hurt Foot: You may have tendinitis which can be quite painful and related to various activities or the shoes you are wearing. Take an anti inflammatory like Advil (ibuprofen) and give it a couple of days. If there is no improvement, see a doc! ...Read more

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What does small red dots on top of foot mean?

What does small red dots on top of foot mean?

Usually allergy: Most commonly an allergy to shoes or socks or laundry detergent or soap. There are other possible causes and if they've been around for a while need to see your doctor. ...Read more

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My husband has round red lump on top of foot. Feels callously but when pressed squishy. No pain. Any thought what it could be?

My husband has round red lump on top of foot. Feels callously but when pressed squishy. No pain. Any thought what it could be?

Athletes foot: This may be athletes foot but can not diagnose without seeing, it may be a bacterial or fungual infection. See your doctor. ...Read more

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Small red mole on top of foot, been there for several months. Dr. said it was nothing serious, but still unsure? Slightly raised with red dot in it

Small red mole on top of foot, been there for several months. Dr. said it was nothing serious, but still unsure? Slightly raised with red dot in it

Lesion: Sorry, it would be difficult to try to identify what this is without at least visualizing it. It you are not comfortable with the input you received - consider getting a second evaluation. Take care ...Read more

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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

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I've had pain in my right foot for just over a week. Developing burning sensation & redness on top & side of foot. Feels like foot is twisted.?

I've had pain in my right foot for just over a week. Developing burning sensation & redness on top & side of foot. Feels like foot is twisted.?

Varies: There are a number of potential causes and I would not hesitate to be seen for a specific diagnosis. Presumably you did not injure it? In that scenario infection, inflammation, or if you are real active possibly a stress fracture are among the more common things we see. A detailed exam would go a long way in making the diagnosis. ...Read more

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Red hard bump on top of foot between pinky and next toe. Very sore. What cud this be and wat home remedy shud I use?

Red hard bump on top of foot between pinky and next toe. Very sore. What cud this be and wat home remedy shud I use?

Too old for wart...: Red hard lumps between the 4th and 5th toes are usually caused by the underlying bones being pushed together. The result is the formation of an interdigital callus. To remove all doubt, have your foot examined by a foot specialist. ...Read more

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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

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I've had a red blotch on top of my foot for about 5 years. It doesn't hurt or itch most of the time, but the skin is more sensitive to touch. Any idea?

I've had a red blotch on top of my foot for about 5 years. It doesn't hurt or itch most of the time, but the skin is more sensitive to touch. Any idea?

Nondiagnostic: A red blotch is not enough of a description required to make a diagnosis. One would like to know the size, shape, flatness or raised configuration, whether the redness is homogeneous versus multicolored, any change over the years, etc. A physician or dermatologist would need to inspect this blotch in order to advise you. ...Read more

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What could be wrong with my foot? 2months ago I drove my jeep, a manual, on a jeep trail in the desert. The next morning I awoke with swelling, pain, redness to the top of my left foot. It has been this way since, just not as severe. The pain is mostly ra

What could be wrong with my foot? 2months ago I drove my jeep, a manual, on a jeep trail in the desert. The next morning I awoke with swelling, pain, redness to the top of my left foot. It has been this way since, just not as severe. The pain is mostly ra

Without: Without more specifics, it's hard to give a specific answer, but based on the information you provided, here are my thoughts:

since you pointed out you drove a manual and the pain is in your left foot (used for the clutch), and given that you were probably doing a lot of shifting on that dirt road (sounds like fun!), you could have some kind of overuse syndrome or a tendonitis (since so many tendons connect leg muscles to foot muscles). Try resting it and ice massages and some advil (ibuprofen) for 24 hours. (the best way to use an ice massage is to break up some ice in a zip-lock bag and rub it up and down the sore areas for 2-3 minutes, wait 10 minutes and repeat.)

and as long as you mentioned you were in a desert, there is always the remote thought that you were bitten by one of those desert things survivorman is always munching on. Did you step out of the vehicle or remove your shoes at any time? If you really were bitten, you would most likely see a localized area of redness and swelling, and perhaps even a little bite mark in your skin. I honestly doubt this is the case, but it was worth mentioning.

If you don't see any improvement after 24 hours of rest, ice and advil (ibuprofen), it's time to see your doctor and get a real live diagnosis. Feel better and good luck! ...Read more

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What is the large red bump on the top of my foot?

What is the large red bump on the top of my foot?

Bug bite?: Could be a bug bite, do you have a picture? ...Read more

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Red spot on top of my right foot. Just appeared 4 months ago. Started out painful but the oast 3 months hssnt botheted me. What could this be?

Red spot on top of my right foot. Just appeared 4 months ago. Started out painful but the oast 3 months hssnt botheted me. What could this be?

Many possibilities: There are many causes of skin discoloration and rashes. Several types of inflammatory conditions of the skin, allergic reactions, and sometimes bacterial, viral or fungal infections, insect bites and malignancies can cause discoloration of the skin. Have it evaluated by a professional and get the appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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Red rash on the top of my foot sometimes itch doctors couldn't recognize it?

Red rash on the top of my foot sometimes itch doctors couldn't recognize it?

HMMMMM: If a dr. Could not recognize it, it would be even tougher for us over the computer. Maybe an over the counter steroid cream would help rid of what it may be as that treatment can help most of the non-specific dermatitis like conditions. ...Read more

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Top of foot swollen, slight redness, painful to walk. 3 says now. No trauma, just appeared.

Top of foot swollen, slight redness, painful to walk. 3 says now. No trauma, just appeared.

Infection?: This sounds like an infection -- maybe cellulitis (infection in the skin) or perhaps deeper, i.e. inside the foot. Or possibly a form of arthritis. Any of these can be serious if not quickly diagnosed and treated, so see a doctor ASAP. Good luck. ...Read more

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1 cm, perfectly circular bruise on top of foot. Very small pinpoint at center. No swelling, redness, raising, etc. What was I bit by? Cause for worry?

1 cm, perfectly circular bruise on top of foot. Very small pinpoint at center. No swelling, redness, raising, etc. What was I bit by? Cause for worry?

Varies: There are a number of possibilities, among the more common and sometimes concerning can be a spider bite, particularly a brown recluse spider. You should seek attention if the area becomes dark appearing or shows any sign of infection such as redness or swelling; or if the size of the area is increasing. ...Read more

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Have ongoing swelling and redness (and some pain)13 weeks after met. ORIF- top of foot and ankle. Told to walk normally. Ideas to get swelling down?

Have ongoing swelling and redness (and some pain)13 weeks after met. ORIF- top of foot and ankle. Told to walk normally. Ideas to get swelling down?

Get another opinion: After 13 weeks, there should be less inflammation. Without knowing specifics, the hardware needs to be checked for loosening, an infection needs to be ruled out, and chronic regional pain syndrome needs to be considered. ...Read more

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Red raised ring under skin on top of foot that changes form, it doesn't itch nor hurt what could it possibly be?

Red raised ring under skin on top of foot that changes form, it doesn't itch nor hurt what could it possibly be?

Picture: This is a case where a picture would be worth 1000 words. Can't tell from a brief description. But how long has this been going on. What do you mean 'changes form'? Is it a spreading rash? If so, try OTC clomitrazole. If it continues, please let your Dr examine this.. ...Read more

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Boiling water spilt on top of foot. Red and painful. No blistering so far. Can I treat this at home?

Keep cool, not cold.: The burn extent is probably a first or second degree. Both can be treated at home if you feel comfortable doing it. Start by rinsing the burn in cool water for 15 minutes. Wash the burn with mild soap and water. Gloves should be used to prevent infection. Use a thin layer of antibiotic ointment keep clean. Elevate the foot and take OTC pain relievers. To remove all doubt, visit the urgent care. ...Read more

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I had cyst of. Top of foot, they are gone now foot swallow and red is that normal and my foot hurts bad on top.

I had cyst of. Top of foot, they are gone now foot swallow and red is that normal and my foot hurts bad on top.

It is not normal: For a foot to be swollen and red, how did your cysts go away? You did not say.... ...Read more

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Hard feels like a calus on top of foot between pinky and next toe. Hurts also. Wat can this be? Its a lil red and hard

Hard feels like a calus on top of foot between pinky and next toe. Hurts also. Wat can this be? Its a lil red and hard

Pressure...: It could be quite a few things but my guess is that, it is a result of the little toe rubbing up against the fourth toe with the toe bones trapped in between. This is a protective mechanism to fight the pressure damage to the skin. To remove all doubt, have your foot examined by a healthtap foot specialist. ...Read more

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Power drill fell ~12 inches onto top of foot. It was swollen/red at first but it's gone down & im able to walk on it perfectly. Could it be fractured?

Power drill fell ~12 inches onto top of foot. It was swollen/red at first but it's gone down & im able to walk on it perfectly. Could it be fractured?

Unlikely: Unlikely due to your symptoms but you may have a stress fracture or a bone contusion. If pain and swelling have gone down and able to ambulate without issues, then it is unlikely you need to worry about it. If you are concerned, just set up an appointment for a standing x-ray of the foot. Hope this helps! ...Read more