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Sores Between Toes With Pain
I' ve sores that hitch a lot, causing discomfort between toes in both feet. I've tried creams and powders of all sorts but to no avail. Please help.
Fungal infection: It's possible that you have a fungal infection between your toes. Some otc powders and creams are not strong enough to clear it up. Fungus growsina most, dark, and warm environment, so avoid nylons, and other synthetic blend socks. Cotton and wool are better. Seek medical care for a professional consultation and prescription. ...Read more
Neosporin & Lamisil (terbinafine): Apply neosporin with pain reliever and place a pice if coronary between toes. If toe spaces are red and wet apply otc lam usual between toes twice daily. See a podiatrist. ...Read more
Sometimes: I have seen corns between the toes with a brownish color. This may be due to the normal color of the skin if you are a person of color. Brown skin may also be due to the top layers of skin drying out, could be from medication (if you put betadine on them), could be dried blood which can sometimes look brown. Could be a mole or skin cancer. If you suspect this, see a dermatologist or podiatrist. ...Read more
Nerve compressed: Usually it involves the nerves being compressed and inflamed or otherwise called a neuroma. The third interspace of the foot is the most common and called mortons neuroma. Usually an cortisone injection with orthotic/nsaid use helps alleviate the pain. Surgery involves either removing the nerve or more recently decompressing the area where the nerve is located if conservative therapy fails. ...Read more
Deep skin fissures: They need to be protected from getting infected, a bacterial infection of the skin needs to be ruled out for efficient treatment, the fungal presence in those areas is usually the initial culprit of this condition. ...Read more
Genetics: Because as an embryo, we all have webbed toes until close to birth. However, sometimes genetics or intra-uterine (mother's womb) conditions may pre-dispose some to have webbing inter-digitally. It's not considered a major deformity, but a cosmetic nuisance. ...Read more
Topical antibiotic: And a band aid.Get a more detailed answer ›
What is best way to remove corns from between toes? I shave it down but it keeps coming back. Any suggestions?
Corns: Corns are skin growth over areas of increased friction. Most corns can be removed by using corn remover (salicylic acid) and leaving over night, followed by removal of dead skin with a pumice stone. This can take a couple of weeks of every night treatment. Alternatively, they can be removed surgically. ...Read more
I always get dryness and itching between toes in summer...kindly tell me the reason why I get this and do recommend me any ointment or medicine.
Itching between toes: The most common cause is a fungal infection, known as tinea pedis or Athlete's Foot. The fungus flourishes in warm, moist, dark environments, such as between your toes. It is easily transferred from one person to the next, at gyms and in showers. Over the counter topical creams, lotions and powders are treatment options. There are always other more serious causes, which require a visit to your MD. ...Read more
Without seeing or hearing your medical history. Probably athletes foot, which should be confirmed by podiatrist or if doesn't respond to otc meds by culture.
If redness could be a infection.
Again if doesn't respond to otc meds, please get examined by doctor. ...Read more
Worried about tetanus. Small wound from metal bar in outdoor shower on farm between toes. Shots out of date. Cleaned/bandaged wound with gentamicin.
Give me a boost.: The general rule is to have a booster if it has been more than 10 years since last shot. If the wound is deep and contaminated and it has been more than 5 years since your last shot, you will need a booster. Your wound care sounds adequate, but there is no way of telling if it is adequate enough. To remove all doubt, get a booster. ...Read more
Possible fungus: R an over the counter antifungal agent ...Read more
Ask Dr.: These types of questions are always best asked of your surgeon. He/she knows exactly what was done, how you are progressing, and what type of work/activity you are planning to return to. Best wishes. ...Read more
So my feet are nearly always cold and feel damp/wet. The feeling is in between toes. Why is that? It feels so gross. Please help
Vasoconstriction: It appears that your body is shunting circulation away from the periphery (feet) and into the center of your body. This is called vasoconstriction and occurs with exposure to cool temperatures, anxiety, and with certain medications such as betablockers. In your case I doubt any significant medical problem and perhaps you just lneed to wear Sox constantly. ...Read more
May be mechanical: Many times this finding is secondary to mechanical irritation caused by adjacent toes rubbing together. Most commonly the 4th and 5th toes. As the toes contract (hammer), the bones in the toes shift slightly allowing the bone in adjacent toe to rub leading to callus formation. This can become quite painful. See your podiatrist for an evaluation and treatment options. Dr l. ...Read more
When you use tinactin (tolnaftate) cream for athlete's foot, what do the directions mean by "pay special attention to spaces between toes"?
Do not apply: Don't apply the cream to in between your toes. If you do, make sure you rub them in really well. Creams, moisturize. Increase in moisture leads to maceration in between toes and then increase in fungal infection. I would apply the cream only to my feet and Tinactin (tolnaftate) spray in between my toes. ...Read more
Leftheel feels dry in small areas. Is that normal or could that be a symptom of infection? Also not Itchy or burns. Nor peelings or cracks between toes
Just dryness or....: HI! This could be just plain skin dryness. Other than that depending on other signs or symptoms which you seem to disclaim dryness can be due to fungal (athlete foot), infections or eczema (there is somethng called ' winter eczema as well), as the most common causes. If using a lotion or cream moisturizer does not help with use once or twice a day for about a week then evaluate furhter. ...Read more
Tinea pedis: The most common problem that this might be is athlete's foot with a bacterial infection on top of it (a superinfection). Please see your neighborhood podiatrist for accurate diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more
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