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Why are my feet swollen and itchy?

Why are my feet swollen and itchy?

See details: There are several possible causes. You should have a doctor evaluate the issue and then you will know. ...Read more

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I had my baby a week and my feet are still severely swollen and itchy. How long does it take for the swelling to go down?

I had my baby a week and my feet are still severely swollen and itchy. How long does it take for the swelling to go down?

Edema: Congratulations on your your new arrival! Lower extremity swelling should improve in a few weeks. Keeping the legs elevated as much as possible and staying well hydrated should help symptoms improve faster. Notify your OB for persistent swelling beyond this. ...Read more

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When I take melatonin to help me sleep the bottom of my feet get red unbearably itchy appear swollen. But only after taking afew nights in a row. Why?

When I take melatonin to help me sleep the bottom of my feet get red unbearably itchy appear swollen. But only after taking afew nights in a row. Why?

Maybe allergic: Make sure the melatonin you are taking was synthesized in a laboratory, vs being animal derived. Melatonin from animal sources may include contaminants that you might react to. Also, talk to your doctor about this as there can be interactions with medications you may be taking. Also make sure you are taking the proper dose. ...Read more

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I got a number of mosquito bites on my feet last night. Along with the red, itchy bumps, both my feet are swollen, and it hurts to curl my toes.?

I got a number of mosquito bites on my feet last night. Along with the red, itchy bumps, both my feet are swollen, and it hurts to curl my toes.?

Mosquito bites: Would try some benedryl as may have an allergic reaction form all the bites. May als oneed antibiotics for cellultis (infection) Also would follow up with doc and consider testing for West Nile and even Zika even though Zika has not yet been found that far north. F/u w/ doc ...Read more

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Both of my feet and ankles are very swollen and painful! Also my hands are swlen and itchy! I elevate my legs and the swelling does go down a little?

Both of my feet and ankles are very swollen and painful! Also my hands are swlen and itchy! I elevate my legs and the swelling does go down a little?

Varicose vein/c doc: Although this may just be from varicose veins, since they are painful, you need to see your doctor to make sure that you do not have a blood clot in the leg veins which may lead to life-threatening consequence if not treated. That swollen and itchy hands are likely from contact allergy (something you use on your hands) which may require a dermatology consultation. ...Read more

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My hands and feet have been very itchy and swollen its frustrating... Due to so much itching my hands tingle and burn also my feet after scratching?

My hands and feet have been very itchy and swollen its frustrating... Due to so much itching my hands tingle and burn also my feet after scratching?

Hard to know: Hard w/out exam. Could be eczema, or given the pattern, a more "exotic" autoimmune disorder. Something trigger this? New? Recurrent? Joint pain? Fingernails changing? Hair loss? New meds/ foods/ pets/ soaps? Temp fix: hypoallergenic soap+water, spray w/ peroxide, mix & apply cortisone & neosporin ointment, cover w/ cotton gloves & socks. OTC Benadryl (diphenhydramine). Get exam, labs, Rx for Betamethasone + Atarax ...Read more

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I have itchy red swollen hands and feet. My feet are so bad I cannot walk my toes look like sausages my fingers are the same?

I have itchy red swollen hands and feet. My feet are so bad I cannot walk my toes look like sausages my fingers are the same?

R/O RAYNAUDS: Raynauds is vasospasm of blood vessels. It is usually symptomatic in hands and feet. It can be PRIMARY OR SECONDARY & ASSOCIATED WITH AUTOIMMUNE/COLLAGEN VASCULAR DISEASE. You need a full exam and lab TESTS. It can respond to ASPRIN/TRENTAL/CALCIUM CHANNEL BLOCKERS ...Read more

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My feet get so itchy an my toes swell up why?

My feet get so itchy an my toes swell up why?

Toe-main, causes.: There are many reasons as to why your feet swell and itch. What is necessary to know is the particulars of the event. How often? Is the swelling on and off. Is there associated redness? How long has this been going on? You can clearly see, hopefully, that the solution is buried in all the particulars of you particular history. It is best to have a sit down with a specialist. ...Read more

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Why do my feet turn red burn and swell my hand do it to and they get itchy it's not all the time it just happens sometimes.

Why do my feet turn red burn and swell my hand do it to and they get itchy it's not all the time it just happens sometimes.

Timing is everything: There are many possibilities as to why your feet and hands are doing this. Because they do not react like this all the time, I would recommend that you make a journal describing the particulars. Time, place, environmental temperature and the like to be included. A photograph of the condition would be great to have. This would make solving your condition easier. Reaction to cold may be involved. ...Read more

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I keep getting itchy spots on my hands, arms and feet. My feet get it so bad that they swell a little and its very painful to walk. Any ideas?

I keep getting itchy spots on my hands, arms and feet. My feet get it so bad that they swell a little and its very painful to walk. Any ideas?

Neuropathy: This could be due to many possibilities from allergies to metabolic conditions. Neuropathy is a term to describe a nerve malfunction and could be due to many conditions as well. Check with your physician to diagnose your symptoms and check for allergies, diabetes, vitamin deficiencies among other common causes. Hope you feel well soon. ...Read more

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Can someone explain to me how come my foot so swollen and itchy?

Can someone explain to me how come my foot so swollen and itchy?

Many possibilities: This issue now is are you under the care of a doctor. If not get one..... ...Read more

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My right foot has swollen on the bottom and is itchy, I have had it for over a day?

My right foot has swollen on the bottom and is itchy, I have had it for over a day?

Swelling of concern: Female, age unstated says, My right foot has swollen on the bottom and is itchy, I have had it for over a day? Did one work outdoors in the garden, on wet ground? Any insect bite? What about other irritants and allergic contacts? Is it painful? Is it red? The swelling is of concern and one should have the MD take a quick look at it to be reassured. ...Read more

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What does swollen itchy painful hands and feet come from?

Possible fungus: Yeast, dermatitis, many things can cause these symptoms. See your dermatologist. ...Read more

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2 year old has red slightly swollen itchy palms, no other symptoms nothing on her feet. Only her palms?

2 year old has red slightly swollen itchy palms, no other symptoms nothing on her feet. Only her palms?

Red palms: Could be contact dermatitis
check to see what her hands touch or the toys she plays with check if there is peeling if so she definatly needs to be checked ...Read more

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Tonighti suddenly got a swollen spot on the bottom of my foot just below the ball of my foot. It was kinda itchy at first but hurts. Its soft & redish?

Tonighti suddenly got a swollen spot on the bottom of my foot just below the ball of my foot. It was kinda itchy at first but hurts. Its soft & redish?

Possible infection: There could be a foreign body in your foot with associated early infection. I would recommend that you have it examined by a physician, in case antibiotics are warranted. ...Read more

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Stepped on a toothpick, foot is swollen, itchy and red. Should I go to a dr?

Stepped on a toothpick, foot is swollen, itchy and red. Should I go to a dr?

Yes indeed: All signs that an infection is developing. This would mean immediate attention. Entrance wounds need to be cleansed and drained. Antibiotics are required to eradicate punter wound infections. Other consideration are the amount of time since injury and tetanus shot status. ...Read more

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Why do I feel itchy and swollen hands and feet?

See below: You may have arthritis in the setting of liver disease. It is hard to say without more information. ...Read more

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Hands are swollen, itchy and numb what is this also feet...

Hands are swollen, itchy and numb what is this also feet...

Question cut off: This will require actual assessment for correct diagnosis and follow on recommendations. Your actual question does not seem to have made it on to your submission. ...Read more

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I woke up with swollen hands and feet that were also itchy, what could be causing this?

Allergic reaction?: This sounds like an allergic reaction that should be monitored. Benadryl (diphenhydramine) may help but if it progresses, you should seek urgent care at an emergency room. ...Read more

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I got stung by a bee on saturday, my foot is still extremely swollen and extremely itchy what should I do?

I got stung by a bee on saturday, my foot is still extremely swollen and extremely itchy what should I do?

Secondary infection?: You may have developed "cellulitis, " a secondary bacterial skin infection due to introducing germs to the site from the bite itself, or from scratching the hive (which should have resolved). Take a pen and draw an outline around the whole red area & monitor the swelling. Should be shrinking. Worth an ASAP visit to the doc who may prescribe an antibiotic pill and diphenhydramine or Atarax (hydroxyzine) for itch. ...Read more

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Woke up 2 days ago with itchy areas (feet, knees, back) and my fingers are swollen so much that I can't completely close my fists.

Woke up 2 days ago with itchy areas (feet, knees, back) and my fingers are swollen so much that I can't completely close my fists.

Itching/swelling: This sounds like something you have been in contact with or less likely something you ingested. You can take antihistamines to help and see your doctor who may be able to help with a more exact diagnosis and treatment. But it does sound like an exposure to an allergen. No new medications? All the best. ...Read more

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Toes are swollen and purply, red colour. Rest of feet normal colour but swollen. Spots inbetween/under toes. Sometimes gets hot and itchy. Help?

Toes are swollen and purply, red colour. Rest of feet normal colour but swollen. Spots inbetween/under toes. Sometimes gets hot and itchy. Help?

Athlete's foot: From the sounds of your symptoms, especially the itching may indicate a fungal infection which refers to "Athlete's foot" When there is an inflammation of the skin it can discolor and usually becomes itchy. This can and does cause the toes to swell as well of the rest of the foot to swell. There are topicals that work rather well for this. The generic name is Terbinafine. ...Read more

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Swollen itchy feet with blisters in between toes?

Swollen itchy feet with blisters in between toes?

Tinea pedis: The most common problem that this might be is athlete's foot with a bacterial infection on top of it (a superinfection). Please see your neighborhood podiatrist for accurate diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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How to get rid of a dry, itchy, swollen, bubbly foot rash?

How to get rid of a dry, itchy, swollen, bubbly foot rash?

Depends: There can be many causes of what you are describing from a type of eczema to a foot fungus. It is important to determine the diagnosis to formulate a treatment plan. This i'd best done itch a clinical exam. ...Read more

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Need help docs! My 3 most left toes on my left foot are red swollen and itchy. Why?

See a foot doc: You could have an infection which developed from athletes foot. There are other possibilities as well which is why an exam is prudent, . ...Read more

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I have red, itchy bites on my legs, ankles, and feet. They hurt and I'm not sure what bite me and now they are swollen. What should I do?

I have red, itchy bites on my legs, ankles, and feet. They hurt and I'm not sure what bite me and now they are swollen. What should I do?

Skin reaction: Many patients can have a skin reaction after getting bitten. Mild swelling, redness and itchiness are somewhat initial normal responses. Occasionally, some patients will have worse reactions due to an allergic response. If you are concerned you should have an exam done with the correct diagnosis and treatment plan! ...Read more

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What is the difference between chilblains and Erythromelalgia? No rash but everynight the feet get red, little swollen painful itchy and hot.

What is the difference between chilblains and Erythromelalgia? No rash but everynight the feet get red, little swollen painful itchy and hot.

Huge difference: Chilblains is usually the feet, itchy, comes from cold-wet exposure. Erythromelalgia is very red, very hot & red, stimulated by heat, often by hot sun, often 1 leg, the entire leg. Erythromelalgia is much more common among those taking a calcium channel blocker and tends to respond dramatically to a single dose of aspirin. Amlodipine and nifedipine are common CCB. ...Read more

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I removed a bee stinger with a tweezers from my toddler's foot. Foot fine 1st day, swollen and itchy 2nd day. Worried part of stinger still in foot?

I removed a bee stinger with a tweezers from my toddler's foot. Foot fine 1st day, swollen and itchy 2nd day. Worried part of stinger still in foot?

Not likely: Bee stings tend to get worse for 48 hours then begin resolving over subsequent week. Removal of stinger is good and unlikely that any could be retained. ...Read more