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Why does the bottom of my foot keep itching like crazy?

Why does the bottom of my foot keep itching like crazy?

Athlete's foot: You have a fungus infection in the skin of your feet. You should get it checked out and start an antifungal cream. ...Read more

Dr. Jack Mutnick
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The bottom of my foot itches like crazy nothing is visible and my foot and knee now hurts like crazy also feels like something is moving on the bottom?

The bottom of my foot itches like crazy nothing is visible and my foot and knee now hurts like crazy also feels like something is moving on the bottom?

Insufficient info: It would be helpful to know the age, underlying condition and medication, duration of the symptoms. It could be anywhere infection to neuropathy. See your primary care physician first. ...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

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I have some type of rash on the bottom of my foot in the middle and it's been there for years now. It itches at times and peels. What could it be?

Years is a long time: With the medical conditions you report I would have thought you would have shown this to one of your doctors by now. Have your family doctor take a look and get it taken care of. It could be eczema, tinea or a callus... thyroid problems can cause skin changes. Or it may be some type of growth. Regardless if it was going to hurt you it would have already so I wouldn't be too worried about it. ...Read more

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Hi I have a circular white mark on the bottom of my foot and it has white headed spots on it, only itches and stings when I let air get to it.

Hi I have a circular white mark on the bottom of my foot and it has white headed spots on it, only itches and stings when I let air get to it.

R/O PLANTAR WART: Plantar warts are commonly found on feet and hands. The dark spot in the middle is the vascular supply. It can be treated with FREEZING/LASER/TOPICAL MEDICATION or injection. ...Read more

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I have a bumpy rash at the center of the bottom of my foot, what can it be? It itches. I checked my left foot and i have a very faint rash there as well.

I have a bumpy rash at the center of the bottom of my foot, what can it be? It itches. I checked my left foot and i have a very faint rash there as well.

Not being too rash..: There is no doubt, the possibility of a fungal infection or athlete's foot. But because of the unique location, especially on both feet, It could also have something to do with a contact type dermatitis. Explore the possibility of shoes, sandals or even places where your bare foot, especially your arch area, may have been resting. To remove all doubt, visit with a Healthtap dermatologist. ...Read more

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I have a numb spot that itches on the bottom of my foot that nothing relieves. I do have lower back problems. What can I do to get it to stop?

I have a numb spot that itches on the bottom of my foot that nothing relieves.  I do have lower back problems.  What can I do to get it to stop?

Topical medication: From what you are describing is an area on localized on your foot, which is referred to as a dermatome. It is an area supplied by nerves that originate in the lower back. There are topical preparations (usually a formulation of 3 or so compounds) that relieve such symptoms. Check with your dr. ...Read more

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A bit of some kind on the bottom of my foot white bump little black dot in middle itches and is sore?

A bit of some kind on the bottom of my foot white bump little black dot in middle itches and is sore?

Those dang warts.: Just in case it is a plantar wart, it would be wise to begin treating it soon. If you are not sure, then have it evaluated by a doctor experienced in warts and their treatment options. Left untreated, warts can spread like a wild fire, making the any treatment protocol more difficult. ...Read more

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I have a large lump on the bottom of the arch of my foot in the middle. It itches and sometimes it burns. In two years, it has grown twice in size. What should I do?

I have a large lump on the bottom of the arch of my foot in the middle. It itches and sometimes it burns. In two years, it has grown twice in size. What should I do?

It is mandatory: This be examined by a doctor. It might be something benign like a plantar fibroma or a ganglion. Or, you can g-d forbid have a malignant lesion. Get, yourself to a doctor and have it checked out to make sure it is benign. A podiatrist or dermatologist would be appropriate docs to handle this for you. ...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?

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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I have a round brown spot on the top of my foot sometimes it itches I've had it for three years what could it be?

I have a round brown spot on the top of my foot sometimes it itches I've had it for three years what could it be?

Lesion: A lesion that has been around for three years probably warrants a biopsy or least to be seen.
Although one of the possibilities is fungal. It would not hurt to try an antifungal cream. ...Read more

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My foot itches a little. A pus sack forms and more and more of my skin gets infected. Please help me. It has been 3 Months now. It does not heal.

My foot itches a little. A pus sack forms and more and more of my skin gets infected. Please help me. It has been 3 Months now. It does not heal.

See your doctor: You need to see your physician. He/she will obtain a culture of the pus and find out what is causing this infection. Then, you can be adequately treated. ...Read more

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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?

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?

Itching in pregnancy: Thre are several causes for itching during pregnancy — and it sommonly affects the palms and soles. It's normal, but annoying. Try moisturizing lotion, and oatmeal baths. Avoid heat and hot baths. ...Read more

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Firm, pinkish circle on the arch of my foot. Slightly raised, about 0.5 CM big and no pain, itches abit when you rub it. What is it? What should I do?

Firm, pinkish circle on the arch of my foot. Slightly raised, about 0.5 CM big and no pain, itches abit when you rub it. What is it? What should I do?

A Dermatitis?: Sounds like you have dermatitis of some type. More so a contact dermatitis or an allergic reaction to something, maybe shoe material or dye. You should go to see a podiatrist. May need topical cortisone cream. ...Read more

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Toenail on my foot itches badly. Itching is the only sign of fungus that I have. It's been like this for years. I hardly have a toenail. What is it?

Toenail on my foot itches badly. Itching is the only sign of fungus that I have. It's been like this for years. I hardly have a toenail. What is it?

Sounds reasonable..: There are quite a few conditions that can causes the toenail area to itch as well as the nail fall off. The most popular is a nail fungus. Since it has been going on for years, the nail root area is probably involved. An evaluation by either a foot specialist or dermatologist should be helpful in confirming a diagnosis and beginning the appropriate treatment. Thank you for consulting Healthtap. ...Read more

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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 a while. Always the same spot. Not all the time. No pain, or burning. If I scratch it, it itches more. What could it be?

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 a while.  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

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Rash on the inner top of my foot. It is red, dry, it itches and hot water hurts so bad. Eczema or possibly athletes foot?

Rash on the inner top of my foot. It is red, dry, it itches and hot water hurts so bad. Eczema or possibly athletes foot?

Yes.: It could be eczema, athlete's foot, or something's irritating your skin. How long has this been going on? What's new? ...Read more

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I have eczema and they usually appear on my legs eight my thigh or my foot. It doesn't hurt but it itches. What should I do?

I have eczema and they usually appear on my legs eight my thigh or my foot. It doesn't hurt but it itches. What should I do?

Eczema: Hydrocortisone. Over-the-counter Hydrocortisone cream or ointment may help mild eczema. Prescription steroid cream may be needed for more severe eczema. Moisturizers like cerave cream are also an important therapy. ...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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My foot is in a cast without padding. When I walk it itches my ankle and top of foot. I will wear it for 12 weeks. Can any blisters or ulcers develop?

My foot is in a cast without padding. When I walk it itches my ankle and top of foot. I will wear it for 12 weeks. Can any blisters or ulcers develop?

Blisters/ ulcers: If you have any problems with your ankle or foot you must contact the doctor who is caring for you.
If the doctor does not have space or time to see you please have someone take you to the nearest Emergency facility.

Hope all goes well.

Michael Kleerekoper ...Read more

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I have a calloused area on the bottom of my foot. It has recently started itching. It is surrounded but tiny callouses, It feels like there is a thorn?

I have a calloused area on the bottom of my foot. It has recently started itching. It is surrounded but tiny callouses, It feels like there is a thorn?

Get a pedicure: Given the several callouses you have, you could really benefit from a $25 pedicure. A callous can create a bruise underneath it causing your described pain. There could also be a sliver underneath, and also a developing plantar wart. A pedicure will remove the callouses and uncover anything hidden, most likely a bruise from the callous itself. ...Read more

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I have a bee sting on my bottom of my foot and it itching a lot it red all around it what do I do?

I have a bee sting on my bottom of my foot and it itching a lot it red all around it what do I do?

See below: You may apply 1% hydrocortisone ointment (available over the counter) and take oral benadryl 25 mg 1-2 times daily (caution: this may make you drowsy). If not improved in 1-2 days or worsens, see your PCP or Urgent Care ...Read more

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I was stung by a bee Tuesday evening on the bottom of my foot. The swelling &itching is worse, there is a definite line that goes from the sting up

I was stung by a bee Tuesday evening on the bottom of my foot.  The swelling &itching is worse, there is a definite line that goes from the sting up

Cellulitis: Definite red lines striking up from a wound which is edematous indicate a possible infection and should be evaluated ASAP. See your doc. ...Read more

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There's this itching that's going on in the inside of my foot. It's been happening the whole day and hasn't gone away. What's causing this itching?

There's this itching that's going on in the inside of my foot. It's been happening the whole day and hasn't gone away. What's causing this itching?

Athletes foot: Most likely itching, possible redness and scaling in between toes and soles, possible smelly feet is due to a fungal infection. Commonly called athletes foot. Try over the counter powders/creams for athletes foot. If it persists, see your doctor. Good luck ...Read more