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Skin Infection Between Toes
Itchy between toes, hurts to walk, toes may be slightly swollen, skin feels tight, peeling skin with a few wounds between toes and on top of toes. ?
Foot fungus: You most likely have a fungal infection called Athletes foot or tinea pedis. Get some Lamisil (terbinafine) or Lotrimin cream OTC and use it twice daily. Expose your feet to the air by wearing flip flops or sandals. Soak the feet in white vinegar or Epsom salts daily. If it doesn't improve or you see red streaks going up your leg see a doctor immediately. ...Read more
Infections are invasions of some other organism (fungus, bacteria, parasite) or viruses into places where they do not belong. For instance, we have normal gut bacteria that live within us without causing problems; however, when those penetrate the bowel wall and enter the bloodstream, ...Read more
See a podiatrist: You could have a bad case of tinea pedis, also known as athlete's foot. Sometimes it is so bad that it can cause the skin to crack and fissure, allowing bacteria to enter and cause infection, which can be accompanied by blisters. See a podiatrist, who may start you on both an antibiotic and an antifungal. Other possibilities include eczema or atopic dermititis, which can also blister. ...Read more
Tinea versicolor: Tinea versicolor is a chronic yeast infection of the skin. The main symptom is patches of discolored skin with sharp borders and fine scale. This skin condition can be controlled but not cured. Treatment is with topical anti yeast medication like Nizoral cream or oral medication like ketoconazole. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Skin on all toes and some fingers are constantly peeling. Skin is dry. No redness, itch or tenderness. Skin between toes are turning white. I'm black!
Nail growing into : Skin, vs a fluid filled sac of blood, the title speaks for itself. ...Read more
Very different: Melanomas usually start in a pigmented lesion (not always). And slowly grow and may bleed or ulcerate. Fungal infections begin in moist creases or folds and have white arches or raised itchy pink skin and usually respond to treatment by keeping the area clean and dry whereas a melanoma will not. Any lesion present for over a month should be evaluated by a dermatologist. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What's the difference between keratolysis exfoliativa (focal palmar peeling) and dyshidrotic eczema?
Difference between eczema and athletes foot? Between 2 of my toes is itchy and scaly skin, I've itched so much the skin is raw and bleeding a little
Itching: can be a symptom in both athletes feet and eczema. Most Podiatrists can tell the difference on first glance, however if there is a question about it a skin biopsy can be taken. Most important is to get an accurate diagnosis or the proper treatment to prevent spreading and to prevent infection. ...Read more
What does flaking skin near vagina mean? Skin is red. Some places bleeding. Between the vagina and butt area.
Dry skin?: Tough to say based on your description. However, it is an opportunity to go to your doctor to get an exam and the US Preventative Services Taskforce recommends screening asymptomatic women under 25 for certain STDs. The area between your vagina and your anus is called the perineal body. You may have dry skin,fungal infection, or folliculitis in your perineum. Good luck. ...Read more
pallor: Much of the skin tone from later skin to reddish to bluish skin tone is established by the nature of blood flow in the skin. That varies tremendously with genetic types and also with the status of the core versus shell temperature and so forth. If you have a question about the color of your skin relating to any illness need to see a dermatologist for evaluation. ...Read more
The skin around my finger nails have become callous like with the skin underneath the nail growing thick and hard connecting to the nail. Why?
Thick skin sub nails: hello~ just as you can get toe-nail fungus you can also get fungus infection of the finger nails and it looks just as u describe. You should have the diagnosis confirmed by a dermatologist and then if you are not pregnant and not TTFP, he can prescribe LAMISIL (terbinafine) tabs 1 daily for 90 days and this usually cures it. LAMISIL (terbinafine) pills is $$$ if u are not covered. thanks ...Read more
Fungal infection?: should be looked at by a doctor but in the meantime keep the area dry and clean ...Read more
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