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White Scratches On My Toenail
Toenails are brittle, thick and with white scratches. GP was sure it was fungal but nail sample came back as normal. What can it be and what can I do?
Not so Fast....: Where and exactly how the specimen is harvested for culture is directly influenced by the experience of the physician harvesting the specimen. There is definitely a learning cure to be reckoned with. If the specimen was cut from the free edge, it often comes back normal. You need to have this done by a dermatologist that has experience in the procurement and handling of the specimen. ...Read more
When its cold I suffer from burning sensations in my foot bottom to the extreme that it causes me to scratch hard. Why might this be?
The bottom of my foot feels so hot, so it itched and I was scratching. Then i, they burn. What could this be?
Hot feet: The first right thing to do - because there are a lot of possible causes here - is to see your podiatrist for an exam and treatment. Good luck. ...Read more
Itching in the foot with swelling after scratching. Has taken anti allergic drugs but no effect. What could this be?
What is it when your foot and between our toes itch off and on for about 20 minutes scratching does not stop the itching?
Acute athlete's foot: The first thing that comes to mind is that this is one of the presentations of acute athlete's foot. Use drying soaks (epsom salts or dilute vinegar) and a topical antifungal... I prefer patients use lotrimin ultra or Lamisil (terbinafine) cream. You can use certain-dry pads or solutions to decrease perspiration. If this doesn't work, see a podiatrist and be sure to inform them of what you have tried already. ...Read more
I was scratch on my foot near the nail by a cat on dec 22 cat is still alive I got my shot of pcec on jan 14 and pvrv on jan 21 am I safe now?
Cat scratch: You should be ok but the question is what does the wound look like did it heal without complication. ...Read more
My son is 6 years old. He scratches his self all day long from head to foot he take bath and still be scratching and when he scratched he leave whips.
Eczema: Typically, this story is due to eczema, also called atopic dermatitis. Usually the skin seems somewhat dry. Skin moisturizers are an important part of the therapy. Sometimes, steroid creams are also necessary. Limiting exposure to water and soaps helps by decreasing one of the causes of the dry skin. Antihistamines may help with the itching. See your pediatrician for help and advice. ...Read more
Hi all. My father is a diabetic. He has a prolonged scratching unopend redish wound on his foot where it doesn't touch the ground. Could anyone please tel?
Your dad: Should see a podiatrist. Diabetics and prolonged non healing wounds are a recipe for disaster. He is at risk for losing his foot. A podiatrist should examine the wound, check if your dad's circulation is adequate to heal, see if his shoes are a good fit and proper for his feet. Check his neurological status etc. Please make sure your dad sees one. ...Read more
My wife found a strange looking insect bite on her foot. Not sure if it’s dangerous to her. 3 straight scratch marks and small black dot. Not itchy.?
Dangerous?: Doesn't sound like it is especially if it is just marks and no symptoms, pain, fever, redness swelling or itching? Sure it was an insect bite? Hard to say without a picture or more history but it is unlikely to be of any consequence if it does not bother her. Would see a practitioner if it is still of concern. ...Read more
I have this strange feeling in my foot that it iches, but when I scratch it doesn't help, like that ich is inside of my leg. What can that be?
Bug bites on foot & butt. First pink. Scratched all. Next day, foot ones were red & bigger. Butt ones stayed pink. Foot skin: thin=internal bleed?
Bites: Obviously they need to be examined for a proper diagnosis, see your doctor first. ...Read more
I scratched myself with dirty metallic edge of a chair in the foot. The blood was very little and my skin doesn't have a cut (not even 1mm)need a shot?
Tetanus: It si always safest to stay up to date on tetanus vaccination. If you are not up to date, contact your doctor so that you can get the vaccination. ...Read more
Bug bites on foot &butt. @1st pink. Scratched all. Next day, foot ones were red & bigger. Butt stayed pink. Foot skin: thin=internal bleed? Allgonenow
No internal bleed: Sometimes superficial bleed where you scratch but that does not swell. The bug bite starts an inflation reaction and that will cause swelling that is short live dad you found. ...Read more
I went to the doctors and he said that I have athletes foot so he gave my a topical cream but I was scratching it and then it just became worse, and t?
I was going outside and the screen door caught my foot leaving a scratch. Now it is very swollen and painful. I noticed a small pus bump also?
Having small on & off burning sensation on my palms & sometimes below my foot causing me to scratch since itches a lil 4 a wk. What can this be?
My feet are more where it itches when I scratch red tiny bumps show. My body itching too but my son as well is itching on his foot too please help!
Stepped on (friendly) stray cat's tail & it scratched my foot (small scratch, bled a bit). 12 days later cat still is friendly/normal. Rabies concern?
The cat would be: Dead by now if it was rabid, so I don't think you have anything to worry about, and 12 days, assuming it was rabid, you'd be feeling sick by now. ...Read more
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I have two hot, mildly swollen bumps. One on my foot and one on my knee. I have scratched both raw.
Bumps: Ok, it is tough to say what they may be, especially over the computer. Scratching them raw was not a good idea, as that increases the risk of them getting infected if they were not already. See the Doctor for an examination and diagnosis of them so the proper treatment can occur. Best wishes to you. ...Read more
My second toe on my right foot itches to he point where it hurts to scratch it. I've tried unscented lotion but it does nothing. What could help?
Since I had the reaction to hair dye, my rash is weeping clear fluids and I scratched my foot too hard and now it also is weeping. Is this normal?
Tiny hard immobile Bump on my foot after a mosquito bite, been there for 3+ years. Doesn't hurt unless I scratch it with nail. Light pink in color?
Get it checked...: Either see a Podiatrist or a Dermatologist to have it looked at. ...Read more
In the middle of my sole of my right foot, just below where the ball of my foot be, there is a tingle every once in awhile. Always the same spot. Not all the time. No pain, or burning. If I scratch it, it itches more. What could it be?
Several things: It sounds like you may have an allergy on the skin or prior insect bite. I don't think it is a serious problem but it would pay to have your family physician look at your foot. ...Read more
Allergy between my foot fingers what I should use to feel better cuz sometimes they are blooded and as if I need to scratch them.
I had a black spot show up on my toe of my right foot, it looks like a spec of dirt but black and won't scratch off wash off or anything?
Capillary leak.: Leave it alone. It is probably blood trapped beneath the skin. Some times small capillary vessels can leak a bit of blood. Days later, the blood turns a dark color. Use your camera function to take a photo for documentation. Compare the photo to the toe in a few weeks. If it enlarges, then mention it to your doctor. In all likelihood everything will be fine. ...Read more
I scratch my foot really bad and I have very big veins and now it is bleeding very dark and my toes are all tingly. What could be going on?
U HAVE SCRATCHED OFF: ..the dermal layer, & have a full thickness loss over the vein. Elevate, ice, mild pressure & it will stop bleeding and heal. Use an antibiotic cream, was often with soap and H2O. next time have some OTC steroid cream handy, & apply it 2 an area U start 2 scratch, & hands off. ...Read more
Got stray cat scratch on foot it bled. Cleaned with piodine alcohol pad got tetnus inj also. No swelling or anything do I need anymore treatment or dr?
I have had a vein in my foot be itchy but when scratched it is very painful and then a bruise appears. This happened twice on different areas. Advice.?
Have it evaluated.: You may benefit with vascular support stockings. ...Read more
I feel minor pain when walking by foot and by footwear because I heavily scratched my right leg ankle until it bleed two years ago. Help anyone?
Bottom of my foot had little bumps in a cluster that itched and I scratched it and they turned into what looks like a blood blister, any idea?
SOUNDS AS IF YOU PROBABLY HAVE ATHLETE'S FOOT.
TRY ONE OF THE OVER-THE-COUNTER ATHLETE'S FOOT REMEDIES AND IF IT DOESN'T GET BETTER IN A WEEK OR TEN DAYS, SEE A DERMATOLOGIST.
BEST LUCK. ...Read more
Dropped 50pds on the top of my foot I have a burning feeling only last a few seconds Almost like a sunburn when scratched when I point toes its sore?
Neuropathic pain.: You injured the nerve on the top of your foot, a branch of the distal peroneal nerve. The nerve is irritated, causing spontaneous pain. This is something you just have to let resolved, but there are certain medications, such as anti-seizure drugs that could come the pain. In the meantime. ...Read more
I have a rash on the top of my foot and it's very itchy. I scratch and make it bleed. I have been to a dermatologist and She precribed meds not workin?
SO????: What was the diagnosis? EXACTLY which meds are not working????? Tell the dermatologist to reevaluate you and adjust the treatment. A bird is in my tree. What did I have for lunch and what's the bird's name? ...Read more
What can I do to treat it? It's painful. I scratched the top of my foot during my sleep and woke up with a open sore. It now has a scab with redness around it.
I got a scratch from my puppy on my foot. It's a little red and inflamed around it. I was wondering if that was normal...or if it could be something worse like a flesh eating bacteria?
Has fever for 2.5 days; taking paracetamol & cough medicine (hasn't seen a doc yet). It's 2:30 am &she is scratching her foot for past hour?
My 11 month old has hand foot and mouth disease its really bad on his face is there anything I can put or use on his face? He scratching it bad!
Keep it clean: The primary worry with any large area affected by blistering is the open areas can become secondarily infected with bacteria. Gentile cleaning several times a day with an antibacterial soap will help most heal as quickly as possible. Cleaning also washes away the salt from sweat that makes the areas itch. Some use antibiotic ointment or cream for worrisome areas. ...Read more
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