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Why do the side and heel of my feet itch?

Why do the side and heel of my feet itch?

Fungus: This could be early sign of athletes foot. If there is no other rash you could initially try topical antifungal such, lamisil, (terbinafine) lotrimin, or micatin for 2 weeks.>if it persists or gets worse see dermastologist to rule out other skin condition such as eczema or contact dermatitis. ...Read more

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I wish I could send the pic of my feet... On my heel, the bottom and on side of my feet its a dark brownish red color & itches what could this be?

I wish I could send the pic of my feet... On my heel, the bottom and on side of my feet its a dark brownish red color & itches what could this be?

Rash: Rashes are best diagnosed when a doctor can see them, diagnose the issue and provide directed therapy. With that being said, it could simply be dry skin or athletes foot or atopic dermatitis or? What have you used on the rash? ...Read more

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The heels of my feet itches all the time especially at night. I've tried lotions but it dosent help any. Can u tell me what will n what's the cause.?

The heels of my feet itches all the time especially at night. I've tried lotions but it dosent help any. Can u tell me what will n what's the cause.?

Many possibilities: Itching to the bottoms of the feet can be due to many causes, including infection or allergies. Best to see your doctor to determine the exact cause before implementing a treatment plan. ...Read more

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Horribly bad rash on my feet, creams athletes foot medicine everything makes it worse but it hurts and itches so bad sometimes I can't even sleep?

Horribly bad rash on my feet, creams athletes foot medicine everything makes it worse but it hurts and itches so bad sometimes I can't even sleep?

Time to see doctor: If is not feasible to provide a meaningful opinion without examining you. It would be prudent to see your doctor or a podiatrist. ...Read more

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I have a rash on top of both of my feet. Have had it for several years. As I get older it gets worse. It itches like crazy when I take off my boots and it gets air. My doctor says its not athlete's foot and it is starting to form on my ankles. I wear wo

I have a rash on top of both of my feet. Have had it for several years. As I get older it gets worse. It itches like crazy when I take off my boots and it gets air. My doctor says its not athlete's foot and it is starting to form on my ankles. I wear wo

Contact dermatitis?: If it isn't fungus, then it is a form of dermatitis, a skin inflammation. Considering where it is, consider contact dermatitis, a reaction to materials in clothing, shoes, etc. Visit a dermatologist or podiatrist. You would benefit from a biopsy and possibly patch testing to see if you are allergic to anything causing this problem. ...Read more

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What are the side of effects that cause the side of my feet itch more at night by itching it a lot where it shows red small dots from itching it?

Fungus or eczema: You probably have s fungal infection on the plantar aspect of your feet. The fungal infection causes itching, probably more so at night because you are aware of it, since you are barefoot in bed and have more access to your feet. It could also be a contact allergy to a certain pair of shoes or something you have applied to your feet. Your best bet is to try an overt the counter anti fungal cream. ...Read more

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My feet itch badly. Only on top of foot. It happens about 3 times a week. Any ideas?

My feet itch badly. Only on top of foot. It happens about 3 times a week. Any ideas?

Try OTC hydrocortiso: If otc Hydrocortisone fails to relieve it, see a dermatologist. Sometimes just a local irritation, but can be other things. ...Read more

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Why do the bottoms of my feet itch so badly? It is a deep itch inside my foot, but horrible. No red skin or rash. Not scaley. Thanks!

Nerve problem: This is most likely due to a nerve irritation under the skin. There are multiple causes for this and seeing your podiatrist would help by getting you on the right medication to stop the itching and burning. ...Read more

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Right foot hurts on left side when I walk barefoot when sitting whole foot itches. Icyhot does nothing been going on for a week

Right foot hurts on left side when I walk barefoot when sitting whole foot itches. Icyhot does nothing been going on for a week

See below: Shoes usually provide more cushion and support than barefoot: especially on hard services. Be careful on harder surfaces such as tile. If condition persists, see podiatrist for examination. Itching could be fungus, allergic reaction or other condition. ...Read more

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I have no rash or anything visible on my skin yet I have this intense itching mostly on my feet and its not athletes foot mostly at night any ideas

Neuropathy?: Would need to get a complete medical history. Itching on the feet with no apparent skin rash can be caused by neuropathy or other neurological condition. ...Read more

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I have one foot in the side that itches at night. It itches so bad that the only thing that relieves it is running hard on carpet. Some blister appear?

I have one foot in the side that itches at night. It itches so bad that the only thing that relieves it is running hard on carpet. Some blister appear?

Need pictures: Or you may have to be seen in person. It's likely that it's something as simple as athlete's foot, but it's impossible to say for sure without seeing it. Consider a virtual consult with pictures. Good luck! ...Read more

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Pimple like bump on side of foot that are itchy. Bumpy but itches like a mosquito bite. What is this?

Pimple like bump on side of foot that are itchy. Bumpy but itches like a mosquito bite. What is this?

Hard to say without: Seeing it. It could be a contact rash to something. Is it only on one foot? Any new creams, lotions, shoes? Do you have the rash anywhere else? I would recommend that you have it seen by your primary care doctor or a dermatologist, so that it can be diagnosed properly. Or if you are signed up for HealthTap Prime, you may be able to consult with one of us that way and send a photo. ...Read more

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Major burning itching feet, tried over-the-counter athletes foot medicine. My only relief is that I purchased a brush and brush my feet al night?

Major burning itching feet, tried over-the-counter athletes foot medicine. My only relief is that I purchased a brush and brush my feet al night?

Prescription: Sounds like you may need a prescription strength antigungal. You also need to confirm that it is a fungus causing the problem. ...Read more

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The inner side of my pinky toe on my right foot is swollen and white. It hurts and itches but no sign of pus. Thoughts?

The inner side of my pinky toe on my right foot is swollen and white. It hurts and itches but no sign of pus. Thoughts?

It could be fungus: Tinea pedis (athlete's foot) is commonly encountered between the toes. The white discoloration might be moist skin, which is conducive to infection. Try a topical antifungal and use it as directed. If it is not better consult with a podiatrist or dermatologist. ...Read more

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My feet have peeling more itching dryness sometime red patches and it was in my one finger of foot bt now its in both feet wats it n how to treat it?

My feet have peeling more itching dryness sometime red patches and it was in my one finger of foot bt now its in both feet wats it n how to treat it?

See Specialist: See the expert in skin disorders - the Dermatologist. Impossible to diagnose without seeing it, but it may be psoriasis, or eczema. Get the appointment to get yourself feeling better. Good Luck. ...Read more

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I have a lump about 1 inch in diameter on the side of my foot. It is under the skin, and it itches on the surface. The bump is a pale purple. Help!

I have a lump about 1 inch in diameter on the side of my foot. It is under the skin, and it itches on the surface. The bump is a pale purple. Help!

Need to Visualize: Have a healthcare personnel look at the lesions to determine the nature of it. Your primary care provider or a foot doctor will be of great help. ...Read more

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I have calluses on bottom of heel on both feet it's very dark, no pain, very light smell, and itches every now & then what can I do?

I have calluses on bottom of heel on both feet it's very dark, no pain, very light smell, and itches every now & then what can I do?

See your foot doc: Sounds like you have hematomas, might be pre-ulcerative. Due to your discription I wouldn't attempt a home remedy. ...Read more

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What could it mean when your foot itches?

What could it mean when your foot itches?

Sweating, fungus: It could be only sweaty feet or it could be the start of athletes foot or a case of eczema. If there is no visible rash, wear cotton socks and try ab sorbent foot powder labelled af for antifungal. ...Read more

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My right foot feels very dry, gets really hot at night and itches.?

My right foot feels very dry, gets really hot at night and itches.?

Is it dry?: If it is that would explain the itching. Does it get hot or just feel hot? There is a difference. You may have a nerve problem if the temp is not really hot but just feels hot, similiarly if it itches and there is no dryness.... ...Read more

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It started off as what looked like athletes foot. It spread a bit but started going away. It comes back now n then and itches really bad. What to do?

It started off as what looked like athletes foot. It spread a bit but started going away. It comes back now n then and itches really bad. What to do?

Two Weeks.: You said nothing about treating it already, so I'm under the impression you didn't. Begin by trying an OTC type anti fungal topical. There are many at the local drug store. If you need help, ask the pharmacist. If there is any doubt that this is not a fungal infection and possibly some other problem, then, see your doctor. You can mix in a little cortisone cream for the severe itching. ...Read more

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I have a rash on the top of my foot, it itches alot. Just wondering what. It could bek?

Rash: Conditions such as eczema, and irritant or contact dermatitis may involve the top of the foot and can itch. Fungal infections involve the toe web spaces and sides of the feet typically. See your dermatologist for a diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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Bottom if foot itches all the time only right one?

Bottom if foot itches all the time only right one?

Fungus, neuropathy: Or other types of dermatitis. Is there any sign of inflammation or scaling of skin? If this persists, see physician for diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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Foot itches internally, no rashes, is this a nerve pinch?

Foot itches internally, no rashes, is this a nerve pinch?

See a dermatologist: It is difficult to make a proper diagnosis since I am not there to see the condition. I recommend seeing a dermatologist so that they can make a proper diagnosis and give you something to get rid of the condition or relieve symptoms. ...Read more

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My left foot itches as soon as I take my trainers off what Will stop it?

My left foot itches as soon as I take my trainers off what Will stop it?

Diagnosing it and TX: Get a diagnosis, then treat it. (For example if a fungus, there are meds for that, etc). ...Read more

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I have a knot on the bottom of my foot it itches and hurts really bad what is it!??!?!

I have a knot on the bottom of my foot it itches and hurts really bad what is it!??!?!

Knot: There are a lot of choices here and no way that it can be answered on this forum. You need to see your podiatrist for an evaluation where you will get the advice and treatment you seek. ...Read more