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I have a 'streaky' looking mole on the sole of my foot, one between my toes and a new flat brown spot has appeared on my palm. Should I be concerned?

I have a 'streaky' looking mole on the sole of my foot, one between my toes and a new flat brown spot has appeared on my palm. Should I be concerned?

Need evaluation: Moles on surfaces not exposed to sun especially with recent changes are concerning. They should be evaluated by a dermatologist. ...Read more

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What are the rough dark brown spots appearing on my hands and feet?

What are the rough dark brown spots appearing on my hands and feet?

Keratosis?: These may represent stucco keratosis which is localized thickening of skin simi, ar to barnacles on a boat. Soak and use peeling cream with urea or lac 5. This will remove surface and improve appearance. If this disturbs you dermatologist can diagnose and remove ith minor procedure. ...Read more

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I have dark spots on the Palm of my hands and feet what can I use to make them go away?

I have dark spots on the Palm of my hands and feet what can I use to make them go away?

Evaluation: Unfortunately without knowing the cause of the spots, it's difficult to suggest an intervention that will help. Remember there are many reasons to have dark spots on the palms, it can be due to bruises, benign nevi (moles), fungus (tinea nigra) or even more concerning lesions. Your best bet is to get these spots looked at in person. ...Read more

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Had a cold last week and it has gone now but it has left with tiny blister crater spots on the bottom of my feet and hands. Or is it something else?

Had a cold last week and it has gone now but it has left with tiny blister crater spots on the bottom of my feet and hands. Or is it something else?

Viral: This may be a result of a viral infection, possible hand, foot, and mouth. It should resolve in its own. If symptoms get worse, see a doctor for an evaluation ...Read more

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My mom has black spots that are flakey and itchy on the bottom of her feet. What could that be? Also her hands are itchy&rash like.

My mom has black spots that are flakey and itchy on the bottom of her feet. What could that be? Also her hands are itchy&rash like.

Unknown: Skin problems are very hard to diagnose with just a few words such as black, flakey and itchy. The best diagnosis is a biopsy. I would recommend seeing a dermatogist for the best diagnosis and treatment option. ...Read more

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My 3 year old daughter has had a itchy rash on the bottoms of her feet for over a week. Now it's on the palms of her hands. It's flat red spots.

My 3 year old daughter has had a itchy rash on the bottoms of her feet for over a week. Now it's on the palms of her hands. It's flat red spots.

Many Diagnoses: It is hard to make a proper diagnosis since I am not there to actually see it. I recommend taking her to see a dermatologist so that they can help your daughter get rid of it. Hope this helped :]. ...Read more

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Hi I have a circular white mark on the bottom of my foot and it has white headed spots on it, only itches and stings when I let air get to it.

Hi I have a circular white mark on the bottom of my foot and it has white headed spots on it, only itches and stings when I let air get to it.

R/O PLANTAR WART: Plantar warts are commonly found on feet and hands. The dark spot in the middle is the vascular supply. It can be treated with FREEZING/LASER/TOPICAL MEDICATION or injection. ...Read more

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I have two brown/orange spots on the bottom of my foot. They almost looks like stains and like they're under the skin. There is no pain or hardness.

I have two brown/orange spots on the bottom of my foot. They almost looks like stains and like they're under the skin. There is no pain or hardness.

Lesion: You just noticed this? Are they connected, or two distinct? Is the border (s) irregular, or smooth. Any color changes since first noticed? Size larger than about 1/4 inch? You should see a doctor-primary, dermatologist, podiatrist-to determine if a biopsy is necessary. ...Read more

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I have small white dots of skin on bottom of my foot in multiple spots. Dots have small holes, and holes aren't deep. It's not painful. What is it?

I have small white dots of skin on bottom of my foot in multiple spots. Dots have small holes, and holes aren't deep. It's not painful. What is it?

Athlete's foot: Is the first thing I would suspect. The fungi eat skin, and can leave holes. Tinea pedis (to sound nerdy) is easily fixed with a topical anti fungal, such as tolnaftate. Go for the generics, they're cheaper.

Have you changed what your feet see? Walking on hot sand barefoot? New flip flops? If there's anything new, try changing back.

If these don't work, and the problem persists, see a doctor. ...Read more

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After my foot surgery, I had a fiberglass cast for 3 wk. My surgery was 8 months ago. Could the cast have caused darker spots on my skin. Still there.

After my foot surgery, I had a fiberglass cast for 3 wk. My surgery was 8 months ago. Could the cast have caused darker spots on my skin. Still there.

Yes: The cast may have pressed on the skin and caused some some bleeding under the skin. If you are really concerned please consult with your family physician. There is nothing like a visual exam to make an accurate diagnosis. ...Read more

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What could one slightly greenish blue spot on the bottom of my foot be?

What could one slightly greenish blue spot on the bottom of my foot be?

Blue spot: That is very hard to tell without more history and, most importantly, an exam. Make an appointment and have it evaluated. ...Read more

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White painful spot on the bottom of my foot, what is it?

White painful spot on the bottom of my foot, what is it?

Unknown: Common causes of a spot such as this are a callous known as a corn, plantar wart, an epidermal inclusion cyst, but it's impossible to tell from your description. I recommend that you get it evaluated. ...Read more

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A spot on bottom of my foot feels numb. What may cause that?

A spot on bottom of my foot feels numb. What may cause that?

More info: You may have bumped the area and do to swelling you have pressure on the nerve creating numnbness.

More information such as where on the foot and how long would be helpful. ...Read more

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I have a cut on the bottom of my foot, I put a bandaid on it. Later that day I took off the bandaid. I see that there is a big red itchy spot.

I have a cut on the bottom of my foot, I put a bandaid on it. Later that day I took off the bandaid. I see that there is a big red itchy spot.

Adhesive reaction: If the shape of the red, itchy spot is close to the shape of the bandaide, then this is most likely an allergic reaction to the adhesive. If you applied an ointment to the cut, it could also be a reaction to that as well. Unless your cut was dirty and not cleansed well, it is less likely to be infection developing that quickly. Blister bandages use a different adhesive and could work well. ...Read more

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I have a numb spot that itches on the bottom of my foot that nothing relieves. I do have lower back problems. What can I do to get it to stop?

I have a numb spot that itches on the bottom of my foot that nothing relieves. I do have lower back problems. What can I do to get it to stop?

Topical medication: From what you are describing is an area on localized on your foot, which is referred to as a dermatome. It is an area supplied by nerves that originate in the lower back. There are topical preparations (usually a formulation of 3 or so compounds) that relieve such symptoms. Check with your dr. ...Read more

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There is a red spot on the bottom of my foot, near my toe, and in the red spot there's a white dot... It's itchy...it's on the inside. What is it?

There is a red spot on the bottom of my foot, near my toe, and in the red spot there's a white dot... It's itchy...it's on the inside. What is it?

Spot on toe: JOANNE W ~ do you have ticks in your area? Do you have any cases of Lyme disease there? This lesion needs to be seen to accurately diagnosed, but if you have known Lyme in the area, this could be a target lesion. Go and see a doc to be sure.
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I have a rash on the bottom of my foot that started from a small spot/cut kind of thing could you tell me if I should be worried?

I have a rash on the bottom of my foot that started from a small spot/cut kind of thing could you tell me if I should be worried?

Rash: It sounds like you either have a plantar wart or have cellulitis, which is a bacterial infection which can occur after their is a cut or break in the skin. See a doctor right away to be checked for this since it would require you to take antibiotics and can be dangerous if not treated. ...Read more

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Tonighti suddenly got a swollen spot on the bottom of my foot just below the ball of my foot. It was kinda itchy at first but hurts. Its soft & redish?

Tonighti suddenly got a swollen spot on the bottom of my foot just below the ball of my foot. It was kinda itchy at first but hurts. Its soft & redish?

Possible infection: There could be a foreign body in your foot with associated early infection. I would recommend that you have it examined by a physician, in case antibiotics are warranted. ...Read more

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I have a round black spot on bottom of my foot. It is about 3 weeks old. Should I be worried?

I have a round black spot on bottom of my foot. It is about 3 weeks old. Should I be worried?

Will it stay or go.: Spots, appearing on one's skin are inevitable, and one should expect their appearance as one ages. Some appear slowly over time and other seemingly rapid. They come in various sizes, shapes, colors and varying degrees of pain. The problem is that all these variables in the description, leads to confusion as to how they should be treated. The best resolution is to have a dermatologist be involved. ...Read more

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I have a tiny raised red spot on the bottom of my foot on the soft bit, it's really itchy and hurts when I itch it won't go away how do I get rid x?

I have a tiny raised red spot on the bottom of my foot on the soft bit, it's really itchy and hurts when I itch it won't go away how do I get rid x?

Hard to diagnose: Without more of a history and an examination. How long have you had this? Was there any injury or environmental exposure? Cortisone cream may help itching but see a foot specialist. ...Read more

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I have a black round spot on the bottom of my foot. Now it has a one inch red swelling around it. I have peripheral neuropathy in my feet. What is it?

I have a black round spot on the bottom of my foot. Now it has a one inch red swelling around it. I have peripheral neuropathy in my feet. What is it?

Go to Dr ASAP: Due to the neuropathy it could be blood under the skin, an ulcer forming, or a foreign body. The red swelling could be infection. Go to a podiatrist immediately to prevent complications or worsening. With neuropathy, these things need to be evaluated by a doctor immediately. ...Read more

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The bottom of my right foot has had a numb spot which is now covering 2/3 of the bottom of my foot. I am not diabetic. No pins and needles. Just numb?

The bottom of my right foot has had a numb spot which is now covering 2/3 of the bottom of my foot. I am not diabetic. No pins and needles. Just numb?

Numbness: Numbness of a small area like this is usually caused by pressure on sensory nerves, usually in a place close to the area of numbness. Sometimes it can be caused by shoes applying pressure to certain areas, or by repetitive motions like biking or running. Please see a doctor. ...Read more

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I'm getting tiny purple/red bumps on my hands and one on the bottom of my foot. They are very painful and my hands ache. No fluids in them either.?

I'm getting tiny purple/red bumps on my hands and one on the bottom of my foot. They are very painful and my hands ache. No fluids in them either.?

Hand-Foot-Condition.: This kind of condition is a dermatologists dream. The cause can be anything from diet to virus. The best chance of resolution is have your hands and feet examined by a dermatologist. ...Read more

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I found a small brown mole looking bump on the bottom of my foot. Not there last Nov. Plenty of dead skin on heel. Wart? Melanoma? Blood spot?

I found a small brown mole looking bump on the bottom of my foot. Not there last Nov. Plenty of dead skin on heel. Wart? Melanoma? Blood spot?

Old Blood?: Odds are that it is old blood imbedded in the callus BUT if it is a melanoma, it is very important to get it when it is small---See a doctor within the next few weeks ...Read more