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There is a circle rash on my big toe. It itches and has been there for over six weeks now. What should I do?

There is a circle rash on my big toe. It itches and has been there for over six weeks now. What should I do?

Fungus/dermatitis: Could be either one, depending on your history and physical examination. Is it any where else on your body? Any environmental factors etc. See a podiatrist for prper diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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Dr. Dariush Saghafi
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Infection (Definition)

Infections are invasions of some other organism (fungus, bacteria, parasite) or viruses into places where they do not belong. For instance, we have normal gut bacteria that live within us without causing problems; however, when those penetrate the bowel wall and enter the bloodstream, ...Read more


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The top of my big toe itches off and on and i scratch until it eventually causes a blister any idea its always the same toe?

The top of my big toe itches off and on and i scratch until it eventually causes a blister any idea its always the same toe?

Toe itch: This could very well be a fungal infection that is causing the itch which you scratch till the blister forms. I would try a topical antifungal cream and a powder ans see if that helps. ...Read more

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I have a big red dot on my left toe, it itches, and hurts all the time. What is this? It has been on my left big toe for 2 years, now it is showing up on my right big toe! my mom and dad look at it but don't know what and they keep telling me we will go

I have a big red dot on my left toe, it itches, and hurts all the time. What is this? It has been on my left big toe for 2 years, now it is showing up on my right big toe! my mom and dad look at it but don't know what and they keep telling me we will go

I : I can't diagnose you over the internet, but if you've had it for 2 years, and it's now appearing in the same spot on the other big toe, it could be irritation from rubbing because of the shape of your toe or even that your shoe size needs to be increased. While there is no real rush, mom and dad should take you to a podiatrist. Print this out and leave it on the kitchen counter: dear mom and dad of anonymous kid from lansing, mi: your child seems to be concerned enough to write here at avvo about a problem he or she is having in their big toes. My best advice is to take him or her to a podiatrist and find out whether this is anything serious. Besides, he/she is in pain. Sincerely, dr. Fox in ny hope that helps kiddo. Good luck! ...Read more

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I have had an infection on my toe for about 4 months and it itches and seeps what could it be?

I have had an infection on my toe for about 4 months and it itches and seeps what could it be?

Poor healing wound: A poor healing wound may be a sign of resistant infection and a wound culture will be necessary to choose the right antibiotics. This is done at your doctors office. Poor wound healing can also occur in patients with poor nutrition, diabetes, skin cancer and several other undiagnosed underlying health conditions please schedule appointment with primary care provider to discuss. ...Read more

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Hi my big toe will not stop itching its just on the top of my toe hall a round the nail it is since i had my in growing toenail done last year it jus?

Hi my big toe will not stop itching its just on the top of my toe  hall a round the nail it is since i had my in growing toenail done last year it jus?

Fungus: I'd be suspicious that you have a superficial fungal infection. It doubt it's related to an ingrown toenail (with removal?) last year. There are many over the counter treatments - look for an antifungal cream like clotrimazole or lamisil (terbinafine). ...Read more

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I have been getting bad pain itching and swelling under big toe nail as well 2nd toe nail. Very painful...what should I do?

I have been getting bad pain itching and swelling under big toe nail as well 2nd toe nail. Very painful...what should I do?

A podiatrist is a: foot doctor and the type of doctor you need to see.This could be an infection, likely a fungal infection. The foot doc can help you. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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I have itching between my big toe and it has been going on for three days now. What could be the cause there is no swelling or blister?

I have itching between my big toe and it has been going on for three days now. What could be the cause there is no swelling or blister?

Tinea pedis: You may be describing tinea pedis or athlete's foot. Check out http://www.Mayoclinic.Com/health/athletes-foot/ds00317. There are otc medications available w/o prescription at most drug stores. Most important is to keep feet dry & be sure to wear flip flops if you shower in public areas eg gym locker rooms. ...Read more

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My big toe had blisters that have turned purple and the skin around it has hardened, and is burning and itching terribly. What is going on?

My big toe had blisters that have turned purple and the skin around it has hardened, and is burning and itching terribly. What is going on?

First off, you don't: Report any medical history. In the event you are diabetic you must see a foot doc. In the event you aren't, still a good idea but often can manage o your own. It is possible the purple is secondary to some blood. If the skin hardened you can file it down with an Emory board. Any open areas cover with a bandage and monitor for infection. ...Read more

Dr. Jack Mutnick
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Itch (Definition)

Itches are a clinical finding in which a person's skin has a sensation of non-painful irritation ...Read more


Toes (Definition)

Toes are the digits at the ends of the feet, most people have 10 and they normally ...Read more