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What are the chances of getting herpes from a used doe-foot applicator from a foundation sample at a drugstore which was applied directly over my acne?

What are the chances of getting herpes from a used doe-foot applicator from a foundation sample at a drugstore which was applied directly over my acne?

Not likely,but: I'm unclear as to what the ingredients are, but I doubt that it would be a likely possibility.However, I don't approve of using used applicators on other people's skin. ...Read more

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I have pretty serious athletes foot and acne on my face. Could these be symptoms of a yeast infection?

I have pretty serious athletes foot and acne on my face. Could these be symptoms of a yeast infection?

The athletes foot: YES TINEA infection is a fungus like yeast but a different species

ACNE NO it has NOTHING to with Yeast
BTW a commonly held theory (more "popular years ago) was that subclinical yeast infection was responsible for a whole host of common disorders including Chronic Fatigue Syndrome...NONSENSE!!!
Hope this helps!
Dr Z ...Read more

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I sometimes feel pain at the sole of my feet?

I sometimes feel pain at the sole of my feet?

Sounds like: It could be plantar faciitis or metatarsalgia, most probably due to inadequate foot support. ...Read more

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I have this sharp pain that starts from my sole of my feet up to my cab. It hurts for like 5 minutes or 10 then goes away?

I have this sharp pain that starts from my sole of my feet up to my cab. It hurts for like 5 minutes or 10 then goes away?

Several things.: You may be experiencing a cmbination of plantar fasciitis with achilles tendonitis.
Or you may be experiencing tarsal tunned syndrome, compression of the nerve.
Either way it should be checked by a doctor. ...Read more

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Please explain why I itch in the sole of my feet?

Please explain why I itch in the sole of my feet?

Possibilities: Fungus/athletes foot, dermatitis, neuropathy or circulatory disorders can be the cause. Fungus is the most common cause. ...Read more

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Hello, i been having painful redspot onthe sole of my feet for about 3 years now, they come and go but during the summer theyare more frequent?

Hello, i been having painful redspot onthe sole of my feet for about 3 years now, they come and go but during the summer theyare more frequent?

Sole situation.: It seems unlikely that the red spot is due to a skin infection. It would hardly come and go over a period of three years. Since it happens in summer more frequently. It is a possibility of the style of shoes, or lack of, that may be irritating isolated areas on the foot. This pressure could be the reason for the sore spots. These types of problems are best evaluated in person when fully apparent. ...Read more

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Sole of my feet or bottom of feet hurt at night & morning. They both hurt, but mostly on the left. This is when I step.

Varies: There are a number of possible causes. Plantar fasciitis is one of the more common causes. The plantar fascia supports the arch of the foot and inserts on the heel. When it gets inflamed or contracted it can cause pain and difficulty walking. Don't hesitate to be seen. ...Read more

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Why are my sole of my feet are hurting,?around the ball close to my toes.

Why are my sole of my feet are hurting,?around the ball close to my toes.

Many possibilities: Here is general advice re foot pain causes:
http://www.mayoclinic.org/symptoms/foot-pain/basics/causes/sym-20050792

As you can see a variety of possibilities and hard to sort out without examination and therefore advise seeing a doctor licensed in your area for evaluation. ...Read more

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The sole of my feet are peeling and itching and dry. What is best to put on this?

The sole of my feet are peeling and itching and dry. What is best to put on this?

? Dermatologist: You may have a dermatologist off your feet so I would see a dermatologist. ...Read more

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Sole of my feet & palm sweating. What does is signify?

Sole of my feet & palm sweating. What does is signify?

Hyperhidrosis: Some people have excessive perspiration on the palms and soles of their feet. Usually the symptoms arise during puberty and can be treated with topical medication prescribed by a dermatologist. If the perspiration is secondary to new medical problems or diagnosis, treating the underlying problem may help. ...Read more

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Ice or heat for swollen bruise on sole of my feet?

Ice or heat for swollen bruise on sole of my feet?

For a bruise: Start with ice, 20 min on/off alternating. After a day or two, then can switch to heat if needed. If this continues to hurt or does not improve, see a physician as there are many structures that can be injured by trauma to the bottom of the foot. Hope that helps! ...Read more

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What causes extreme itching & red bumps on sole of my feet?

What causes extreme itching & red bumps on sole of my feet?

Pssible fungus: Your red bumps and itching sounds like an 'athlete's foot' condition referred to as tinea pedis. A foot specialist or dermatologist can determine what it is with a culture. Treatment would involve topical anti-fungals. ...Read more

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Pain at the sole of my feet, causing me to lip or feel pains when I walk, sit, or stand and even wake in the morning?

Pain at the sole of my feet, causing me to lip or feel pains when I walk, sit, or stand and even wake in the morning?

More discussion.: What is needed is more specifics in the description of your symptoms. Most likely there is a problem with the plantar fascia, but there are other possibilities. A few directed questions may help you immensely. ...Read more

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Had blood work done. Came ok except my choles was at 166. I went in due to my palms sole of my feet get red blotchy like a sunburn. Non diabetic.

Had blood work done.  Came ok except my choles was at 166.  I went in due to my palms sole of my feet get red blotchy like a sunburn. Non diabetic.

Lo total cholesterol: Usually a total cholesterol of 166 is considered fine. There is hdl, ldl, trigly, vldl and other things. Speak to your doc for further explanation. ...Read more

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After being pregnant and post cesarian section for almost 2 months, I have pain in my sole of my feet right after my surgery, possibly because of what?

After being pregnant and post cesarian section for almost 2 months, I have pain in my sole of my feet right after my surgery, possibly because of what?

Blood clot: In the leg needs to be ruled out by doppler. See your doctor for a check up. If no blood clot take some otc nsaid such as advil (ibuprofen) and see a foot doctor to get a prescription for orthotic for the shoe. ...Read more

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Plantar wart on my sole of my feet have tried everything even surgery. It is now causing back and hip pain as I work with a limp please help?

Plantar wart on my sole of my feet have tried everything even surgery. It is now causing back and hip pain as I work with a limp please help?

Plantar Wart?: The "wart" should be confirmed by being cut out again or seeing a podiatrist to confirm that it is actually a wart. There are many "mimickers" of warts on the foot. ...Read more

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Hi. At the sole of my feet a painful bump has formed then a blood vessel popped. These keeps reoccurring. My doctor has no idea what is going on. What can cause this? What kind of tests should I get done? I am a healthy 44 years old woman. I am going th

Hi. At the sole of my feet a painful bump has formed then a blood vessel popped. These keeps reoccurring. My doctor has no idea what is going on.  What can cause this?  What kind of tests should I get done?  I am a healthy 44 years old woman. I am going th

Stop Bumping.: Quite frankly, I've been treating foot problems for forty years and I don't know what is going on. Your first step is to have your foot examined by a physician with experience in treating foot problems. A thorough evaluation is the way to start. There are any number of possibilities that could be causing your condition. ...Read more

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I had a lot of alcohol and in the morning I found the palm of my hands and sole of my feet to be swollen and itching. Could this be alcohol allergy?

I had a lot of alcohol and in the morning I found the palm of my hands and sole of my feet to be swollen and itching. Could this be alcohol allergy?

Unlikely: Ethanol is a sugar. Humans do not demonstrate allergies to sugers, but rather, to proteins. Alcohol is a vasodilator and this could be what is causing your symptoms. Regardless, although it seems fun, try to reduce the binge drinking because it is taking a toll on your health. ...Read more

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Hi I have 2 blisters on the palm of my hand its not red or itchy and also have 2 on the sole of my feet painful as well should i be concerned?thanks

Hi I have 2 blisters on the palm of my hand its not red or itchy and also have 2 on the sole of my feet painful as well should i be concerned?thanks

Hand-foot-mouth: You describe condition which called Hand, foot,mouth disease. This is benign viral infection what usually resolved by itself. But avoid kissing and close body contact for a while like one week ...Read more

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Red like zits all over my legs and sole of my feet, little itching was given zpak did not clear up, no blisters and keeps spreading around groin area?

Red like zits all over my legs and sole of my feet, little itching was given zpak did not clear up, no blisters and keeps spreading around groin area?

Folliculitis : The skin condition described above may be caused by a skin called folliculitis, commonly caused by a bacterial infection. Zithromax may not be the best choice of antibiotics for this condition. Discuss with your doctor. ...Read more

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What could be the cause of pain in the foot on the bottom near the ball of my feet?

Plantar Faciitis: Plantar fasciitis is a common cause of foot pain on the bottom of the foot, just in front of the inside portion of the heel. This usually is worse after prolonged inactivity and first thing in the morning. However, there are many possible causes — see you dr to figure this out, as well as how to treat it. ...Read more

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I'm 58, when i 'm in bed at night I had a pain in my foot with a raise in its tempreture, while normaly at day hours my feet is very cold?

I'm 58, when i 'm in bed at night I had a pain in my foot with a raise in its tempreture, while normaly at day hours my feet is very cold?

Circulation: Get evaluated by your physician as it could be signs of poor circulation. It could be a vasculitis or peripheral vascular disease. If you smoke, stop! Have your circulation evaluated to prevent potential complications. ...Read more

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How effective is using purell on my feet for athletes' foot?

How effective is using purell on my feet for athletes' foot?

Not much: Purrell is an antimicrobial soap not an antifungal so I am not sure it will help much. ...Read more