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Is it possible to put Vicks vapor rub on your feet to stop a cough?

Is it possible to put Vicks vapor rub on your feet to stop a cough?

Do not believe so: It seems people have been trying Vicks vapor rub for just about aeverything.....But there would be no logical reason I could think of why Vicks on your feet would help a cough at all.... ...Read more

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What is the cause of swelling feet and redness?

What is the cause of swelling feet and redness?

Vein dysfunction: The most likely diagnosis is vein dysfunction. A detailed sonogram of the veins and valves can determine the best solution. ...Read more

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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?

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

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Redness around ankles after being on my feet all day?

Redness around ankles after being on my feet all day?

Many causes: This may be just be from swelling if you are standing all day.
If persists you need to see your doctor. ...Read more

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Why does my lower left foot swell up without pain or redness?

Why does my lower left foot swell up without pain or redness?

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

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How to cover up athletes foot redness?

How to cover up athletes foot redness?

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

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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

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

Plantar Fascitis: Plantar fascitis is heel and sole pain without any real injury. It could be a heel spur, and infection or problems with the bones and ligament. An exam by your doctor would be most helpful. Good luck. ...Read more

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I am experiencing foot itching. The following also describes me: Foot redness. What should I do?

I am experiencing foot itching. The following also describes me: Foot redness. What should I do?

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

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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?

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?

Could be serious: Pafjs, you need to let your obstetrician know this is happening. Definitely not normal and could be dangerous if for example you have high blood pressure or blood clots or headache. Call today please. ...Read more

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How long can I wait with foot redness to see if it goes away without seeing a doctor?

Extent? Pain?: If it infection it is best to see physician early because walking will become difficult. Redness can be sign of infection, trauma, allergic reaction and needs to be seen to determine appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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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

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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

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I am experiencing foot itching and foot pain. The following also describes me: Foot redness. What should I do?

I am experiencing foot itching and foot pain. The following also describes me: Foot redness. What should I do?

Be evaluated.: Possibilities for what you describe include infection, gout, arthritis or effects of trauma. For these possibilities, and evaluation of the foot would be a wise idea. ...Read more

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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

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

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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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Foot pain + redness + occasional swelling, happens to both feet, happens randomly. Occurs during or after sleep. Pain lasts a few days then goes.?

Foot pain + redness + occasional swelling, happens to both feet, happens randomly. Occurs during or after sleep. Pain lasts a few days then goes.?

?? Gout/?? infection: Sounds more like "gout" a condition where you have uric acid building up in the joints mostly in the feet. Infection less likely. Usually Motrin gives relief. If you have fever and if this is infection you need to be evaluated as soon as possible. ...Read more

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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.?

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

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How long will the redness and swelling on my hand and feet last (i'm at 24 weeks)?

How long will the redness and swelling on my hand and feet last (i'm at 24 weeks)?

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

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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

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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?

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

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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.

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

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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.

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

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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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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?

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?

Meralgia: Hard to say with such limited info, but could this be meralgia paresthetica? A neuralgia of the lateral femoral cutaneous nerve in the anterolat thigh. ...Read more

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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?

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

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Why does wellbutrin (bupropion) cause the side effect of inflammation in 1 feet (redness and swelling) within a day or two of use?

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

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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

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

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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.

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.

Might be: Could be. Usually this is inside the smallest toe. Could be fungus or something else. No harm in application of AZOL:E cream----- miconazole, clotrimazole, ketoconaziole. Ventillate feet: barefoot in home, no sox in bed. ...Read more

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CRPS L foot. Burning, sensitivity, a lot of swelling, redness. R foot- swelling this morning (no other symptoms). Normal? Could CRPS be spreading?

CRPS L foot. Burning, sensitivity, a lot of swelling, redness. R foot- swelling this morning (no other symptoms). Normal? Could CRPS be spreading?

Not enough data: This may be something else - bilateral CRPS would not be likely. At this time this is edema only. It can be due to other medical problems, medications etc. You need to see your physician and get evaluated. ...Read more