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Toes (Definition)

Toes are the digits at the ends of the feet, most people have 10 and they normally ...Read more


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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 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?

Normal healing: How is the pain? Purple color means not much. It is a normal healing process. As long as there is an improvement in the pain level then you are fine. If it is increasing you need to see your doctor, podiatrist for x-rays and further evaluation. ...Read more

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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.

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

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What would cause 2 purple spots on both big toes, in the same area? I thought maybe shoes but I have been wearing sandals.

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

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What can cause little red spots on the skin on my toes?

What can cause little red spots on the skin on my toes?

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 more

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What can cause blueness in hands, purple feet, red spots?

What can cause blueness in hands, purple feet, red spots?

Poor blood flow: Vascular diseases ex: raynauds can cause blue hands and feet with exposure to cold or emotional stress. Your condition is best diagnosed by a vascular specialist. ...Read more

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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?

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?

You need immediate-: -attention! There are many possibilities from viral to streptococcus that can cause this. The material imprint is due 2 swelling of the leg. Get in to see your PCP now, or go 2 urgent care. ...Read more

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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 more

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