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What Causes Red Or Purplish Spots On Toes
Quadriplegic developed small red/purple spots on tips and sides of toes. Slightly raised. No pain. Inc in number and spread to other toes. What is it?
Red spots: Difficult to answer without further information. I would seek medical attention as this can be serious. ...Read more
I stubbed my toe a week and a half ago, it bruised(pinkish red) . But now its a dark purple color. Not my entire toe, just the spot i hit. What should I do?
I have this spot on my toe. I thought it was a mosquitto bc it itched bad w no color. Now its dark red almost purple. Not a blister. Above nail bed.
Does your dog bite ?: It still could be a bite of some sort. You are seeing a localized inflammatory reaction to a foreign protein possibly being introduced to your toe. There is dilation of the blood vessels and possible sub-dermal bleeding. Warm compresses may speed the resolution of the condition. If there is no improvement soon then it would be best to see your doctor. ...Read more
What would cause 2 purple spots on both big toes, in the same area? I thought maybe shoes but I have been wearing sandals.
The symmetry of it: suggests you are doing something to both feet, perhaps where you are putting your feet, under desk, sure sounds like bruises from something external. If more appear see your doctor ...Read more
To start with...: It could be a lot of different things, but a likely culprit is athlete's foot. The best otc medication (in my opinion) is lotrimin (clotrimazole) ultra. Dilute vinegar soaks are good as well. Dry the inside of your shoes by placing them up-side down over an air return vent at home overnight. If this doesn't make things better in a couple days, see a podiatrist. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have red spots in the palm of my hands and soles of my feet that are now purple and itchy. What causes this?
New: if this is something new and recent, you may have hand foot and mouth disease ...Read more
Red spots head to toe, no fever, mild sore throat, my sock on leg was able to cause material impression on leg in skin like spots , ie red , lump etc?
Some of my toes are always red/purple colored. My feet are always cold. What could this be caused by?
Circulation: Cold blue toes are a circulation issue. At your age, it is unlikely to be closing of the major arteries. More likely is raynaud's phenomenon. Cold or damp conditions will cause the nerves that control blood flow through the small vessels to the hands and feet to slow it. Keep them warm and dry. A glass of wine actually helps. If it persists, consider calcium blocker medication in cold weather. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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