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Dr. Scott Keith
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Why does my toes turn blue after a shower...

Why does my toes turn blue after a shower...

Shower time blues: Does this include all your toes? One foot or both feet ? More than likely this has something to do with a spasm of the blood vessels in the toe(s) leading to sluggish flow and purple blue color. Try different water temperatures to see if this has a difference. Having said all this, it might be necessary to have a vascular study performed. ...Read more

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My toes turn blue in the shower. Other symptoms are hands and feet are almost always cold. Bottoms of my feet are dark red and my palms blue & swollen?

My toes turn blue in the shower. Other symptoms are hands and feet are almost always cold. Bottoms of my feet are dark red and my palms blue & swollen?

See doc: I know it's easy to say you need to see a doctor, but i think you do need to see one. You may need to have your circulation checked for one. Also, other diseases such as vasculitis (blood vessel wall inflammation) as well as inflammatory diseases such as lupus or reynaud's may need to be ruled out. ...Read more

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Dr. Richard Jackson
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Why would my big toes turn blue?

Why would my big toes turn blue?

Lack of blood flow: Lack of blood flow. You should see a doctor quickly about this as you might lose your toe ...Read more

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A year ago, my daughter got frostbit on her toes. Recently her toes have been painful and turn blue. What do you think about this??

A year ago, my daughter got frostbit on her toes.  Recently her toes have been painful and turn blue.  What do you think about this??

Frost complication: or Raynaud's phenomena. It is not unusual to have increase sensitivity to cold and altered circulation after frostbite and that may be what is currently happening. With Raynaud's, the vessels go into spasm and usually turn the digit white and then blue followed by flushing. Keeping both the body core as well as extremities warm helps to relieve the symptoms. ...Read more

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Dr. Jeffrey Kass
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Big toe turns red and blue what can it be?

Big toe turns red and blue what can it be?

Infected: Ingrown toenails could do that. Does the toenail look ingrown or infected? ...Read more

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Dr. Pierre Moeser
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Why does gout start in the big toe, and then after the attack it all turns black and blue?

Why does gout start in the big toe, and then after the attack it all turns black and blue?

Cool: Gout often happens in a cool joint where uric acid crystallizes. The toes are the coolest joints in the body being furthest from the heart where the blood is the warmest. Gout does not usually leave joints black and blue. ...Read more

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Dr. Sung ho Bae
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I, as a sous chef, work 12 hours a day. recently my big toe turns blue/green at the end but by the next day it's back to normal. I'm growing concerned?

Circulation: Your problem sounds like it's vascular in nature. A vascular problem could be benign or may need intervention. Only a thorough work up by your doctor would determine this. ...Read more

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Dr. Roger Hans
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What can make my child's toes and fingers turn a purplish blue in a sitting position?

What can make my child's toes and fingers turn a purplish blue in a sitting position?

Vascular issue: Takeyour child to a vascular specialist to rule out certain conditions relating to arterial blood supply, i.E raynaurds disease or phenomena, vascular anomalies, i.E . Shunts, or other inherited vascular malformations ...Read more

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Dr. Arnold Beresh
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Why do my nail beds of my fingers and toes turn blue and kind of tingly when cold? What could cause this?

Why do my nail beds of my fingers and toes turn blue and kind of tingly when cold? What could cause this?

Vasoconstriction: Due to the cold the blood vessels constrict and therefore decreases blood flow to the area. ...Read more

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