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Big toe swollen and itchy? Could it be a bee sting or something like that?

Big toe swollen and itchy? Could it be a bee sting or something like that?

Could be: Where you stung?
It could also be the beginning of athletes foot fungus, or a bacterial infection if the toenail is ingrown. ...Read more

Toes (Definition)

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


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How to treat a swollen, itchy big toe?

How to treat a swollen, itchy big toe?

See your doctor: You should let your doctor know you are having pain. He/she can examine you and possibly run tests to find out the cause. ...Read more

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Red itchy swollen big toe. How to treat this quickly?

Red itchy swollen big toe. How to treat this quickly?

Antifungal cream: It could be a fungal infection. You could try an otc antifungal cream. However, if your toe is red and swollen, it could be a bacterial infection and you would need to see your podiatrist. ...Read more

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Need help docs! My 3 most left toes on my left foot are red swollen and itchy. Why?

Need help docs! My 3 most left toes on my left foot are red swollen and itchy. Why?

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

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I have two toes on one foot that are very itchy, red and slightly swollen. They are not blistered or cracked. What could it be?

I have two toes on one foot that are very itchy, red and slightly swollen. They are not blistered or cracked. What could it be?

Tinea Pedis: 9 out of 10 times the problem is athletes feet or tinea pedis which is a fungus infection of the skin. Buy an over the counter fungus cream and apply it twice a day between the toes and on the bottom of the feet for 1 week. Rub it in well. If it doesn't improve in a few days or gets worse, see a local podiatrist. ...Read more

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Toes red itchy and swollen on left foot from playing tennis. What's best home remedy for this?

Toes red itchy and swollen on left foot from playing tennis. What's best home remedy for this?

Ice and a topical: Antifungal but if no improvement see a foot doc.
I would make sure your sneakers are the correct size as well. ...Read more

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I have a very sore little toe on my left foot. Its very red, sensitive to touch, itchy and rather swollen. I am unsure as to what it is?

Infection: A toe that is red and swollen is concerning for infection. This can happen when an athlete's foot infection between the toes causes an open wound which then gets infected with bacteria. Have it checked by a podiatrist promptly. ...Read more

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My right foot has swollen on the bottom and is itchy, I have had it for over a day?

My right foot has swollen on the bottom and is itchy, I have had it for over a day?

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

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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?

Possible infection: There could be a foreign body in your foot with associated early infection. I would recommend that you have it examined by a physician, in case antibiotics are warranted. ...Read more

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Stepped on a toothpick, foot is swollen, itchy and red. Should I go to a dr?

Stepped on a toothpick, foot is swollen, itchy and red. Should I go to a dr?

Yes indeed: All signs that an infection is developing. This would mean immediate attention. Entrance wounds need to be cleansed and drained. Antibiotics are required to eradicate punter wound infections. Other consideration are the amount of time since injury and tetanus shot status. ...Read more

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How to get rid of a dry, itchy, swollen, bubbly foot rash?

How to get rid of a dry, itchy, swollen, bubbly foot rash?

Depends: There can be many causes of what you are describing from a type of eczema to a foot fungus. It is important to determine the diagnosis to formulate a treatment plan. This i'd best done itch a clinical exam. ...Read more

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I got stung by a bee on saturday, my foot is still extremely swollen and extremely itchy what should I do?

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

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I removed a bee stinger with a tweezers from my toddler's foot. Foot fine 1st day, swollen and itchy 2nd day. Worried part of stinger still in foot?

I removed a bee stinger with a tweezers from my toddler's foot. Foot fine 1st day, swollen and itchy 2nd day. Worried part of stinger still in foot?

Not likely: Bee stings tend to get worse for 48 hours then begin resolving over subsequent week. Removal of stinger is good and unlikely that any could be retained. ...Read more

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I have a swollen itchy thumb the area is painful now because I irritated the area. I am having the same problem on left foot. It feels hard both areas?

I have a swollen itchy thumb the area is painful now because I irritated the area. I am having the same problem on left foot. It feels hard both areas?

? Dactylitis: Swollen finger and toes could indicate dactylitis is especially if it looks like a sausage. It would be nice if you send a picture. Other considerations include serious infections and inflammatory diseases like rheumatoid and reactive arthritis. These conditions can sometimes cause rapid joint destruction and need to be evaluated urgently. ...Read more

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What to do if I just woke up because my foot is super itchy and now my eye is swollen! Help!?

What to do if I just woke up because my foot is super itchy and now my eye is swollen! Help!?

Allergies: Patients with allergies can develop scaly, red and itchy skin around the eyes and on the eyelids and other parts of the body from allergies. This skin condition is called allergic dermatitis or allergic eczema. You can use a hypoallergenic cream/lotion: cetaphil or lubriderm and consider contacting your medical doctor about taking allergy pills-such as Claritin (loratadine) or allegra. ...Read more

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Dry soles of feet not itchy, red and swollen, I feel they always look a bit swollen? Why? Have used athletes foot. Still feel puffy hard. Flat feet

Dry soles of feet not itchy, red and swollen, I feel they always look a bit swollen? Why? Have used athletes foot. Still feel puffy hard. Flat feet

I think you are on: The right track thinking that this could be Athlete's Foot. Making sure, probably by seeing a Podiatrist or Foot Specialist, might be your best first step. I can't tell from your question if your soles are also red and swollen or NOT red and swollen. If yes, a rare condition called erythromelalgia might be considered. Consider a Dermatology consult, too. Good wishes:) ...Read more

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I have a rash looking thing on my foot on the top of the foot its very itchy and sore its red brown color my foot feels very swollen. But its not?

I have a rash looking thing on my foot on the top of the foot its very itchy and sore its red brown color my foot feels very swollen. But its not?

Acute athlete's foot: The first thing that comes to mind is that this is one of the presentations of acute athlete's foot. Use drying soaks (epsom salts or dilute vinegar) and a topical antifungal... I prefer patients use lotrimin ultra or Lamisil (terbinafine) cream. You can use certain-dry pads or solutions to decrease perspiration. If this doesn't work, see a podiatrist and be sure to inform them of what you have tried already. ...Read more

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My foot/lower leg is extremely itchy and swollen now that I'm itching! Especially around the ankles! I have taken telfast but the itch is so bad!?

My foot/lower leg is extremely itchy and swollen now that I'm itching! Especially around the ankles! I have taken telfast but the itch is so bad!?

Must: Find the cause of the itching! Could be many things and once correct diagnosis then should be able to treat. Might want to see dermatologist. ...Read more

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High fever for two days, red spots developed on my skin mostly foot and palms, itchy but when scratch or touch, it hurt as if it is swollen.

High fever for two days, red spots developed on my skin mostly foot and palms, itchy but when scratch or touch, it hurt as if it is swollen.

Hand & foot rash: Many skin conditions can involve hands & feet. Some of them are erythema multiforme, that looks like little targets, usually triggered by a cold sore eruption but could be due to medications, a viral infection called hand, foot & mouth disease that has oval blisters surrounded by rim of red on palms, soles and in mouth. These may have fever, also eczema, psoriasis, etc. Please see dermatologist. ...Read more

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I have a itchy, flaky "rash" on the outside of my ankle (for years-treated for psoriasis).& now my lower leg & foot are swollen.& my leg aches.

Psoriatic arthritis: Sorry to hear. There could be many things related or unrelated to your psoriasis. One related cause could be psoriatic arthritic at those joints. However, that inflammatory arthritis is better diagnosed by your rheumatologist. If you don't have one, may be wise to have your medical history, symptoms listed, and get a blood test with diagnostic imaging. Good luck. ...Read more

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Bitten by leech while in river, top of foot over arch. 1 week later top of foot large red, swollen area. Itchy, dark purple spot at bite. Treatment?

Bitten by leech while in river, top of foot over arch. 1 week later top of foot large red, swollen area. Itchy, dark purple spot at bite. Treatment?

Leech Bite?: It is actually rare to be allergic or to have a reaction to a leech bite. Assuming it was a leech bite, you could have some irritation and itching, but normally should have no further problems if you have good health and no leech allergies. However, if you are experiencing symptoms such as you describe, then you need to seek medical attention as it may be infected. ...Read more