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What Causes Your Feet To Turn Black
Not sure: Black colored feet is not good and would suggest you get to er asap. Possible gang green. ...Read more
My feet turn black during the day. Its superficial and scrubs off but its terrible looking. Im not wearing black socks or anything that should cause?
Vein disease common: Venous insufficiency is a common cause of swelling and hyperpigmentation (blackening). This circulation problem is often easily curable although the cosmetic damage may not be completely reversible. A simple, painless and relatively inexpensive ultrasound test can determine if this is the cause. A phlebologist or other physician experienced in this area can quickly assess this problem. ...Read more
Foot turning black:
Something must have happened for that black swelling to occur.
Please have someone take you to the nearest Emergency facility. Things should work out OK. ...Read more
Blood or gangrene: If the toenails are black, you may have old blood under the nail or fungus in the toenail. If the skin of the toe is black you may have gangrene which is when there is no circulation to the toe. In the latter case, gangrene, you need to see a podiatrist immediately or go to the emergency room to have your circulation checked! ...Read more
The accurate: diagnosis of this must be given by a doctor/probably a Dermatologist, but these are some thoughts: poor blood flow to the feet, often associated with diabetes, may contribute to this. There may be superimposed infection. Various skin cancers can be associated with blackening of the skin. This even could be the first sign of HIV infection. It must be evaluated now by a professional. Good wishes. ...Read more
Dear sir, my feet nails has broken and getting black i don't know why. What is the main causes thanks a lot?
Nail problem: Cause could be many like trauma, blood under the nail, fungus or something more serious. See podiatrist for nail biopsy. ...Read more
For the past year I have had black lines under the nails of my middle toes on both feet. What could be the cause?
Nephew has alcohol problem. Showed me bottoms (soles) of feet 3/4 of sole of feet were black. Could alcohol abuse cause this and, if so, how serious?
So I have this black blister on my foot.. I'm freaking out cause my bf said it looks like a blood blister and it can kill you. Is that true?
Dry blood: When a blood blister dries, it usually turns black. But if it is moist and black with redness of the surrounding skin it may be an infection. Infections can be serious when bacteria get into the blood. In such cases the symptoms include fever, chills and pain. Oral or IV antibiotics are used when this develops =medical treatment. ...Read more
Would a spider bite, I believe it is anyways; black core within a large red spot; just above my ankle cause my foot and ankle to swell? What is the time frame for this to heal? Thanks
I have some type of hard black/brown stuff coming from my hands feet and scalp. These leave sores on my hands and cause extreme itch. I have already done permitherin treatment for scabies twice. I find these on my clothes and bed. Any idea?
Not scabies: See a dermatologist.Get a more detailed answer ›
Depends: On where spur forms. Heel spurs form from excessive tension on attachment of either plantar fascia or tendons that attach there: usually from inadequate foot support or tight structures. Other spurs form from excessive pressure causing bone to bleed and form spur. Some times an injury can cause a spur to form. ...Read more
Dry skin: This can be difficult to answer without seeing your feet. Psoriasis can cause scales to form. I would recommend a dermatology consult. The skin is constantly renewing itself. The dry scales are the old skin shedding. There are numerous moisturizers that could be tried. Many podiatrists handle skin problems of the foot, ankle and lower leg. ...Read more
Genetics: Usually the size of the feet is determined by your family history and genetics. In rare cases it could be related to in utero problems, but this is very uncommon. ...Read more
ThisLittlePiggy,etc: If you tickle your little one's feet and he starts laughing, that's good and just do it sparingly or as a short game but not to the point of annoyance. If he draws away, irritated, then don't do it. Other than that, there is nothing I could find to support the idea that tickling feet will "cause" or predispose to any kind of speech problem. ...Read more
Infection: He should see a doctor asap.Get a more detailed answer ›
Flat feet: see http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/flatfeet/basics/definition/con-20023429Get a more detailed answer ›
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