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Why Are My Feet Itchy And Swollen
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
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
I have red itchy what I think is spider bites on my feet? Over the last 3 days they are become more itchy, painful, red, swollen, blistered, have clear liquid coming out and not some look almost flat and purple. Please help identify these. Thank you!
Infection possible: This is something to be evaluated in person. See your podiatrist or dermatologist for help. The fact that they are draining raises the possibility of infection ...Read more
Out of nowhere my toes started peeling. They are not itchy. Just really dry. I recently had a baby and my feet were pretty swollen for 3-4 weeks.
I have multiple bumps like mosquito bites they are very itchy and swollen on my feet and calves and Lower back?
Visual DX: Hi, it’s hard to say without a picture but there is a great app that may be able to help you get a diagnosis without being seen in person by a dermatologist. The app is called VisualDX and is one of the best, if not the best out there. Many clinicians, including myself, use it. Just snap a photo and it gives you a list of possible diagnoses. Good luck! ...Read more
Soles of my feet get swollen/inflamed sore and kind of burn and itchy. Athletes foot? How can I know what it is and why are they swollen all the time
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
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
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
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?
Skin is itchy all over, but also swollen & red on arms, thighs, and feet. It's uncomfortable to walk on my feet, & all the itching affects my sleep.?
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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
When I get cold, the my hands and the bottoms of my feet turn red, swell, and are really itchy and feel like I'm walking on balls, what's wrong?
Possible: Raynaud's syndrome or disease. See a doctor to confirm the possible diagnosis. ...Read more
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
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
Many possibilities: This issue now is are you under the care of a doctor. If not get one..... ...Read more
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
2 year old has red slightly swollen itchy palms, no other symptoms nothing on her feet. Only her palms?
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?
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
Toes are swollen and purply, red colour. The rest of the feet are normal colour but swollen. Sometimes gets really hot and itchy. Help?
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
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
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
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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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
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
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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