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Vicks Rub On Your Feet
There has been a redness on my foot and lately the redness decreased and so did the pain and the redness partially diapered and tured purplish?
Going, going, Gone.: I think as long as the condition keeps improving, you'll be fine. Be alert as to any changes that might lead you to believe that the condition is returning. In that case, your best option is seeing your doctor. ...Read more
This may be just be from swelling if you are standing all day.
If persists you need to see your doctor. ...Read more
Foot redness: Erythema of lower extremity below the ankle. ...Read more
Many possibilities: Some causes of swelling of the ankles can include systemic problems such as hypertension, and problems with the kidneys and localized issues such as arthritis, infection, lymphatic obstruction, blood clots, varicose veins, trauma (fracture, sprain, tendonitis) and side effects to medication. Have it evaluated by a professional and get the appropriate treatment. ...Read more
What causes episodes of blueness in feet that improve with changes of position and episodes of burning hot redness at sock line and below?
See below: Your socks probably leave a line where they end and are the cause of your symptoms. ...Read more
Treat it: The redness should go away as it is treated. If it does not, perhaps another medication might be in order or perhaps it is not athlete's feet, but instead some kind of dermatitis. If you have been treating your feet for more than two weeks with a medication, and the redness has not subsided, than it is time to see your doctor. ...Read more
What could explain aching and redness in soles of both feet when standing for a sedentary, otherwise healthy, 24 year old? Problem ongoing for 5 yrs
See below: Can you give more information as to activity level, work environment, etc. ...Read more
Athletes foot: Most likely athletes foot fungus but can be contact dermatitis. If just red then wash well and moisturizer. If there is a flaky rash then try OTC Lamisil cream for a few days. If no better then try OTC cortisone cream. If that doesn't help see a podiatrist or dermatologist ...Read more
Had baby 8 wks ago. Still swelling of calves and feet. Now also having flushing of face, feet, and redness up calves what's going on?
I have foot swelling, minor redness and a good bit of pain when I walk. What can be causing this?
Foot Pain: Typically with foot pain developing you try to analyze the cause. What did I do to get my foot irritated? Then, you try to create a pain free environment to allow healing as much as possible (change shoes, etc). Plus, you begin the classic rice treatment--some rest, some ice, some compression, and some elevation. You can add anti-inflammatory meds or salves. See a doctor if it stuck! Dr blake. ...Read more
Can mortons neuroma cause red painful toes when standing? Pain and redness eases when not on foot.
Pain? Yes. Red? No.: Morton's neuroma are affiliated with a "pins and needles" sensation of pain, usually between the toes but occasionally extending to the toes. (After all, the nerve fibers reach there). However, the "red" part has me confused. Does the toe blanche when cold? (Turn red, then white, then blue?) Are there "ugly veins" on the foot (AVM vasospasm)? Use HealthTap Prime to show a doc or TTYD to get a diag ...Read more
I am experiencing foot itching and foot pain. The following also describes me: Foot redness. What should I do?
I have constant pain on sole of my right foot. WHat could be the reason? I don't see any sweeling or redness. Please help
The sole is a large: The sole is a large area and many underlying conditions can manifest in pan there. It's really not possible to give you a definitive answer. If you have had pain for 6 months and it is not improving, or if the pain you have interferes with normal activity then I recommend seeing your doctor. Good luck. ...Read more
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
When I stand in one spot my toes turn very red. If l lift my foot slightly off the floor the redness disappears. What could be causing the redness?
Redness: The redness is just caused by venous blood pooling in your feet and is of no consequence ...Read more
Foot pain + redness + occasional swelling, happens to both feet, happens randomly. Occurs during or after sleep. Pain lasts a few days then goes.?
Sir its winters here and I find my fingers have red patches and swelled up. Digits of my feet is also developing mild redness and I feel mild pain.?
I believe you are: Probably experiencing the especially dry skin of winter to which your hands and fingers are very susceptible. Outside air humidity plunges and indoor heating makes it even drier. You're supposed to be washing your hands to avoid a cold...and there you are. Chapped! You need to improve your skin barrier. The way to do that is to replace moisture: look for emollients and humectants, 5-6 times a day! ...Read more
Depends on the cause: Redness ad swelling on the hands and feet can be due to a variety of different reasons. Have your self evaluated by a professional. ...Read more
I have tiny bumps on top of both feet and ankle. No redness, no drainage. Just itchy I can almost scratch them off.
Pain in centre of left heel on the sole of my foot for 1wk+. Worse when walking. Can't see any redness or injury. Heel on it's own?
If it hasn't healed: ...in 3-4 days, it is unlikely to heal on its own. Seek the attention of your favorite podiatrist to get the process moving along faster so you can exercise without pain. ...Read more
I rubbed a sore on my foot approx two weeks ago and it seems to be having hard time healing. Has a lot of redness around it. What should I do?
See: A podiatrist for exam and diagnosis. If you are diabetic I suggest you get checked asap for possible infection and even if not diabetic. Redness could be infection so get in! ...Read more
I have minor swelling in one calf mainly in the area right slightly below the knee. No apparent swelling in ankles or feet. No pain or redness.
Swelling Causes: Swelling behind the knee could be a strain or ligament injury. It could be phlebitis. It could also be a cyst called a Baker's cyst. The best course would be to see your family doctor, orthopedist or podiatrist for evaluation. A physical exam and possibly X-rays or an MRI can answer your questions. ...Read more
My adult son has a pain in his left foot, right below the ankle. There's no redness or swelling, but limps when he walks. He's a security officer.
Ankle pain: Need more information than you have given. How long has he had it, does anything make it feel better, any injury, etc. ...Read more
My 2 year old sprained her foot yesterday & is trying to walk today, gingerly. There is no redness/swelling. Should we discourage walking & rest it?
Depends on severity: If it was a sever injury and if she is in considerable pain, have her evaluated and get the appropriate treatment. ...Read more
Middle toe on left foot is swollen, for 4 days, no redness, no pain, lower part is stiff and can't wiggle it, no other toes affected, what can it be?
Antibiotics: Would be best, see a doctor to diagnose if you have an infection that needs to be treated. ...Read more
My right thigh burns and hurts no swelling or redness it comes and goes I'm a nurse I'm on my feet a lot?
I got redness on my big toes and now moved to mi left pinkie and side and bottom of right foot. Very sensitive to touch?
Too hard to tell.: You need to see a podiatrist for accurate assessment and treatment. This could any number of issues from dermatological to orthopedic to metabolic. ...Read more
Left foot tingles on bottom it comes and goes I have no swelling, redness or weakness and I'm healthy what could this be?
Why does wellbutrin (bupropion) cause the side effect of inflammation in 1 feet (redness and swelling) within a day or two of use?
Concurrent Rx: Perhaps it's an interaction between Wellbutrin (bupropion) and another medication or herbal that you are taking. Do you have any other medical conditions? Does the inflammation persist throughout the entire time that you are taking Wellbutrin (bupropion)? Is this the first time that you have taken Wellbutrin (bupropion)? ...Read more
Does raynaud's also involve heat and redness in addition to cold and purplish hands/feet? I have heat and cold alternating in my hands/feet
Three color phases: Raynaud syndrome or phenomena often involve three color phase change with blue/purple, red, or white. You are not necessary to have all three. But need to have at least two out of three. Pattern of involvement, unilateral vs bilateral. Overall I will suggest to take a picture or go in when you have flare and discuss with your rheumatologist for diagnosis and management plan. ...Read more
Have you seen athletes foot on babys less than 1 year? My 9M has redness only between the big toes. He usually wears socks but shoes too sometimes.
CRPS L foot. Burning, sensitivity, a lot of swelling, redness. R foot- swelling this morning (no other symptoms). Normal? Could CRPS be spreading?
I've been having this warm sensation at the palms of my hands and feet these 2 nights. No redness or sign of swelling. Just the heat sensation. Help!
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